Veteran and Military Education

Information and Resources for Military-Aligned Students

The SUNY Empire State College Office of Veteran and Military Education (OVME) has proudly served military-aligned students since 1971.

A Campus of Excellence for Military Learners and Their Families

SUNY Empire is proud to be a Campus of Excellence for military-aligned learners. That means we have a campus-wide understanding of and commitment to the needs of our military and veteran students and families.

Excellence in Student Services

SUNY Empire State College delivers a world-class, globally accessible student experience for military-aligned learners. No matter where in the world you live or are deployed, we have your back with proven online support systems, including academic support, IT support, and counseling services.

Our team forms the foundation of a collegewide commitment to military-aligned learners. As a military-aligned student, you’ll have specially trained liaisons in every student-facing office dedicated to advocating for you and your family.

Real-World Degree Programs

SUNY Empire offers:

Affordable Tuition and Generous Financial Aid Options

The following military-aligned students receive the State University of New York’s affordable in-state tuition rates, regardless of where they reside:

  • Active-duty service members
  • Reservists and National Guard members
  • Veterans
  • Spouses and dependents of active-duty military servicemembers

In addition, SUNY Empire waives all fees (except service-related fees and fees for residency-based courses) for active-duty servicemembers, reservists, National Guard, veterans, and their spouses.

To view your estimated cost of attendance, visit the SUNY Net Price Cost Calculator. The SUNY Financial Aid Plan will provide a more accurate analysis of your cost once you’ve filed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), submitted your admissions application, and are accepted to SUNY Empire.

For information about educational benefits for veterans, visit our Step-by-Step Fast Facts.

Contact Us

Office of Veteran and Military Education (OVME)
SUNY Empire State College
111 West Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone: 800-847-3000, ext. 2779
or 518-587-2100, ext. 2779



We’re here to help.

SUNY Empire’s Veteran and Military Education staff is ready to work with you to make earning your degree possible and affordable.