Services for student veterans

MCNY honors student veterans by offering these brave men and women, and eligible spouses, military grants and scholarships.

You’ve Already Done So Much for So Many. Now, It’s Our Turn.

Recognized as one of the top military-friendly colleges in the nation five years running, at MCNY we do all we can to make the transition to the college campus seamless for our returning veterans.

MCNY is an accredited, nonprofit institution that offers potential transfer credit for your military service and training as well as previous college experience so you can earn your undergraduate or graduate degree faster than at other colleges.

As a veteran at MCNY, you could be eligible for:

  • Operation Tuition Freedom, effective fall 2009, MCNY offers all veterans eligible for full Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits the opportunity to study cost-free in any program for which they qualify academically. This offer includes the entire range of MCNY programs, including certificate program, associate, bachelors and masters degrees. Veterans who do not qualify for the full GI Bill benefits may be eligible for a percentage of the maximum benefit, still providing significant support for tuition, housing, and textbook costs.*

  • Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008, which provides benefits for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts for up to four academic years of annual assistance. This program also provides veterans enrolled full time with a monthly housing allowance based on military housing benefit rates and an annual stipend of $1,000 for books and supplies.

  • Yellow Ribbon Education Enhancement Program. MCNY will meet 50 percent of charges remaining after the annual cap of the Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008 is applied.

  • Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty, which gives you up to 36 months of education benefits payable for 10 years following release from active duty.

  • Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve. This program provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserve and does not require that you serve on active duty to qualify.

  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program, which offers up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserves, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) and National Guard who are called to active service.
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program. This program is available if you first entered active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program.
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance that affords education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans who died or are permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at:

* MCNY will accept eligible, qualified veterans subject to the availability of seats in programs. This offer is applicable to veterans enrolling in Fall 2009 or later and continuing with satisfactory academic progress through program completion. It is subject to amendment for applicants to subsequent academic terms if Congress or the Veterans Administration changes the benefits or the terms and conditions applicable to veterans attending MCNY.


Fall semester:

Immediately after Labor Day

Spring semester:

The first week of January

Summer Semester:

Late April/early May

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