New York State
Brought to you by
Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick
Chair, Assembly Committee on Higher Education
Albany, NY 12248
Assemblymember Adriano Espaillat
Chair, Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
Albany, NY 12248
New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs
The New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs is a source of valuable information concerning higher education benefits for
veterans. Honorably discharged veterans and active duty personnel and some members of the Selected Reserves can access
information at the Division’s Web site www.veterans.ny.gov or by calling 1-888-838-7697 to get information on veterans’ education
Post-9/11 GI Bill
Here you find information on the newly implemented Post 9/11 GI Bill. For the eligible veteran, the federal government may provide
in-state tuition and fees up to the current rate of a public Institution of Higher Education, plus a monthly housing allowance and an
annual books and supplies stipend. Visit www.gibill.va.gov or call 1-888-442-4551.
The Veterans Tuition Award
The Veterans Tuition Award is a New York State Program that makes awards of up to 98% of the full cost of undergraduate tuition
for New York state residents at the State University of New York for undergraduate, graduate or approved vocational training either
for full or part-time study. To inquire about this program visit www.hesc.com or call HESC Scholarship Unit at 1-888-697-4372.
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
There is a Vocational Rehabilitation Program whose primary function is to help veterans with service-connected disabilities become
suitably employed, maintain employment, or achieve independence in daily living. You can apply for this program through the New
York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs Web site or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs site www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp
or by calling 1-800-827-1000.
For those veterans without computer access, the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs’ Web site
be accessed at the computers available in many public libraries around the state.
For more information or to talk with someone about your situation, call 1-888-838-7697.