Welcome to all of our military veterans, those of you still serving, and our military family and friends. At MCNY, we appreciate and value your service, and are committed to supporting your academic, personal and career goals. The Office of Student Services is here to help you navigate your college experience at MCNY as well as assist you in addressing any other issues or concerns that could impact your success. MCNY is diligent in creating a safe and supportive environment that allows our Veteran students to feel comfortable sharing their experiences and requesting support from both staff members and fellow students.

Point of Contact

We understand that you may also have questions regarding your veterans’ educational benefits or that you may need support in accessing additional resources based on your unique needs. Our committed Student Services staff and counselors make every effort to assist veterans in making the most of their experience at MCNY. The Coordinator of Student Transition Services is exclusively available to all veteran students to address these concerns and serve as your point of contact during your time at MCNY.

Contact Information

Marissa Sala, Coordinator of Student Transition Services
Office of Student Services
Phone: 212-343-1234, ext.2810
Email: msala@mcny.edu


Students receiving veterans’ education benefits must be certified for their benefits each semester in which they are enrolled. Certification is accomplished after course registration to ensure that the VA will pay you the appropriate amount of money for the credits you are taking are helping you to meet your educational goals at MCNY.  Specific questions about payment, GI bill, Post 911, Yellow Ribbon, etc. should be directed to the Veteran Services Certifying Official (contact information below).

All Veteran students must:

  • Contact Veteran Services Certifying Official Lorna Alexander prior to the start of each new semester to determine benefit eligibility.

  • Submit all certifying documents needed to the Veteran Services Certifying Official.

  • Attend classes within the first two weeks of the semester in order to become certified.

Contact Information

Lorna Alexander, Veteran Services Certifying Official
Office of the Registrar
Phone: 212-343-1234, ext.3707
Email: lalexander@mcny.edu


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. You may wish to view a comparison chart or contact the Office of the Registrar for guidance.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) The Post-9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001.  Some Service members may also transfer unused GI Bill benefits to their dependents.
Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD/Chapter 30) The MGIB-AD program provides education benefits to Veterans and Service members who have at least two years of active duty.
Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR/Chapter 1606) The MGIB-SR program provides education benefits to persons who enter into a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, and the Army and Air National Guard.
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP/Chapter 1607) REAP provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the President or Congress.
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP/Chapter 32) VEAP is available if you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E/Chapter 31) VR&E is a program designed to help Veterans with service-connected disabilities become suitably employed, maintain employment, or achieve independence in daily living.
Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance There are two main GI Bill programs offering education assistance to survivors and dependents of Veterans.
GI Bill Comparison Tool  


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. You may wish to view a comparison chart or contact the Office of the Registrar for guidance.

American Corporate Partners Nationwide mentoring program dedicated to helping veterans transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce through mentoring, career counseling, and networking with professionals from some of America’s finest corporations and select universities.
American Legion Provides active duty members, veterans, and their dependents support, financial assistance, and opportunities.
Armed Services YMCA Offers childcare, hospital, spouse support services, food services, computer training classes, health and wellness services, and holiday meals assistance.
Department of Veterans Affairs Provides benefit information (such as medical, educational, home loan, pension, etc.) for military veterans and their dependents.
Disabled American Veterans Dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.
Grace Under Fire Provides support for women to re-engage as mothers, wives, and daughters in civilian life.
National Guard Association Provides National Guard representation in Washington D.C. National Military Family.
Association Dedicated to providing services to the entire military family through research, education, and legislation.
ABA Home Front Provides legal assistance and referrals for military families.
National Veterans Foundation Operates nation’s only toll-free helpline for all veterans and their families, and provides outreach services that provide veterans and families in need with food, clothing, transportation, employment, and other essential resources.
Non-Commissioned Officers Association The NCOA offers its members a wide range of benefits and services designed especially for enlisted service members and their families.
Professional Women Veterans Association Promoting the growth and development of women through Special Events, a Membership Directory, Seminars & Workshops, Wellness Programs, Networking, Community Education and Entrepreneur Opportunities.
Service Women’s Action Network Supports, defends, and empowers today’s servicewomen and women veterans of all eras through groundbreaking advocacy initiatives and innovative, healing community programs.
Special Forces Association Serves as the Voice for the Special Forces Community; Perpetuates Special Forces Traditions and Brotherhood; Advances the Public Image of Special Forces and Promotes the General Welfare of the Special Forces Community.
Special Operations Association To unite all veterans who have been or are now assigned to supporting classified “Special Operations”.
Student Veterans of America Provides veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.
United Service Organizations Provides extensive programs and entertainment events to troops serving in combat, their families, our wounded warriors and their families, and families of the fallen.
USA Jobs Federal Government Official Job Site.
Vet Jobs America’s premier job board for veterans.
Veterans Family United Providing resources for veterans, their families, and friends.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Serves war-time heroes and fights to the improve benefits for all active-duty, retired, and veteran population.
Wounded Warriors Program To honor and empower wounded warriors.
New York City Department of Veterans Services  
New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs In New York State, the Division of Veterans’ Affairs along with county and city Veterans service agencies are ready to assist you in determining your options or applying for specific benefits.
New York State Veterans and Families Benefits  
New York State Division of Military & Naval Affairs  
DAV (Disabled Veterans of America) A nonprofit that provides support for veterans of all generations and their families.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  
Marine for Life Network  
FourBlock An organization that seeks to bridge the gap between returning service members and the business community by being committed to creating a “community of high-potential veterans and employers in a supportive learning environment.”
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America  
U.S. Air Force Education  
American Corporate Partners Nationwide mentoring program dedicated to helping veterans transition from the armed services to private enterprise.
Service Women’s Action Network A non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to improve the welfare of current U.S. servicewomen and women veterans.
Give an Hour Counseling and Mental Health  
Mesothelioma Veteran’s Guide Resource and information guide.
The Recovery Village Provides recovery services to Veterans helping those struggling with substance abuse.
Mesothelioma Help Now Provides accurate and helpful information, support and resources to patients and their loved one. Helps individuals with Mesothelioma better understand their diagnosis, how to find treatment, and explore all options available to them.
Mesothelioma Center Advocacy group that works to spread awareness of asbestos-related diseases and help those currently suffering from them.
Mesothelioma Lawyer Center Legal information and assistance for Veterans and others who were exposed to asbestos.
Mesothelioma.net Latest mesothelioma information and treatment options; learn from survivors; Veterans benefits & claims; file for your share of $30 billion in trust funds.
Addiction Resource Addiction Resource is an informational content guide serving individuals and their families who struggle with addiction, substance abuse, and mental health disorders.