Courses at Empire State College are eligible for the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA). The MHA allocation is equal to half the national average allowed for the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents.
If interested in obtaining BAH, it is necessary to cross-register at another institution that is eligible for BAH. Please go to our Cross-Registration page for further information.
It normally takes 10-12 weeks after our certifying official verifies enrollment electronically with the VA, before the payment is received. Students may apply online for a tuition deferral (Veteran Request for Deferral of Payment (PDF 66kB)) to avoid being de-registered while waiting for funding.
Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download and view the file. If Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, you can download it from the Adobe site. If you are still unable to view the file, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800 847-3000.
The tuition and fees payments will be sent via electronic payment directly to the school.The basic allowance for housing (BAH) and the books and supplies payments will be sent directly to the student.
It is our understanding that most Chapters, including Chapter 33 will cover all mandatory fees required for the enrollment to be processed.
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Yes, once you officially withdraw from course(s) at ESC ( student needs to complete a withdrawal form and submit to the office of the registrar). Your enrollment certification with the VA will be updated to reflect the reduced credits.
You would loose the BAH/MHA for the remainder of the term since you would no longer meet both criteria to qualify (enrolled at least 1/2 time and in at least one in residence study). The date the BAHMHA ends will depend on the withdrawal date.
For the first time in history, service members enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill program will be able to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children starting Aug. 1, 2009. There are certain eligibility requirements for transfer, and can be viewed on the US Department of Veteran Affairs website.
Veterans in New York who attend college full time or part time are entitled to a New York State Veterans Tuition Award (NYSVTA). The award pays 98 percent of their tuition in New York state to a State University of New York (SUNY) undergraduate or graduate college. For more information and to apply for funding go to www.hesc.ny.gov.
Yes. If you are eligible, the NYSVTA would cover any balance due for tuition after your Post-9/11 VA benefits have been awarded. For more information, contact Michael LaBrecque at Michael.LaBrecque@esc.edu, or 800-847-3000, ext. 2343.
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SUNY Empire’s Veteran and Military Education staff is ready to work with you to make earning your degree possible and affordable.