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Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA)

VTA are awards for full-time and part-time study for eligible veterans matriculated at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State.

For the 2012-13 academic year, the maximum annual full-time award is set at 98% of tuition or $ 5,684 whichever is less. For part-time study the initial award figure is estimated at the cost of full-time attendance. Upon certification of the student's part-time status the award is recalculated according to the number of credits certified and the student's actual part-time tuition liability. If a Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) award is also received, the combined academic year award cannot exceed tuition. Thus, the TAP award may be reduced accordingly.

How to Establish Eligibility
Complete the
New York State Veterans Tuition Award Supplement or contact HESC. Be sure to print the Web Supplement Confirmation, sign and return it along with the required documentation according to the instructions.

Questions regarding eligible service or how to document service should be directed to the HESC Scholarship Unit at 1-888-697-4372.

Tutorial Assistance $1,200.00

Tutorial assistance is available please contact the Veterans Coordinator at the Office of Veterans' Affairs. For all questions about this program, please contact the US Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551.  See also: Tutorial Assistance (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website) .

CCNY's Fund for Veterans' Education Scholarship

This scholarship will cover all or part of the unmet need for a limited number of qualified undergraduate veterans who meet the academic criteria outlined below. 

Eligibility: To be eligible to receive the scholarship, all applicants must:

  • Be veterans of any branch of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines), Coast Guard, National Guard and Armed Forces Reserves.
  • Have served and been deployed for at least 60 days in Afghanistan or Iraq (or served in the surrounding area and have documented service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom)  after September 11, 2001, but did not meet the 60-day active service period as a result of a service-related injury or condition incurred while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq.
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

All applicants must submit a City College Scholarship Application along with a copy of form DD-214.  Applicants must also complete a FAFSA and register as veterans with the City College Registrar's Office.  Essays and letters of recommendation are not required for this scholarship.  All applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program.

Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment (12 credits or more) and be in good academic standing to renew the scholarship. For more information, contact Anna Hutcheson, Manager of Scholarships at 212-650-7035 or ahutcheson@ccny.cuny.edu.

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

Office of Veterans Affairs

The City College of New York
Wingate Hall, Room 107
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
 
Ikenna Okpala,
Interim Coordination
Call: 212 650- 5374
Fax: 212 650- 7369
 
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
South Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202

 

Main: (888) 442- 4551
Direct Deposit Only:                            (800) 827- 1000
(Chapter 30, 1606 & 1607)
Verification Only:                                 (877) 823- 2378
(Chapter 30, 1606 & 1607)