Education Benefits

Steps to Exploring Benefits:

  1. Learn more about VA education benefits and compare your benefits
    • Your membership in the U.S. Armed Forces may qualify you and your dependents for one or more of the Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits.  If you are eligible for more than one VA education benefit, you must elect which benefit to receive.
  2. Apply for VA education benefits
    • After you have applied it takes approximately 30 days for the VA to process your education claim.  If you are approved for VA education benefits, the VA will then mail you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or award letter.  Bring this letter to the VA certifying official at your school.
  3. Request your Military Transcripts
  4. Apply for Federal Financial Aid 
  5. Apply for New York State Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA)