City College Office of Veteran Affairs

About the CCNY OVA

The City College of New York welcomes students who have served our country as members of the armed forces.

The City College of New York Office of Veterans Affairs collaborates with the CUNY Office of Veterans Affairs, NYC Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs and the State of New York’s Department of Veterans Affairs, to assists veterans in making a seamless transition from military service to the campus community. Significant resources are in place to aid in that transition.

The City College of New York is the flagship institution of the City University of New York system.  Our mission is to provide access and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education to a diverse student population.  Our commitment to achieving the vision and goals of our mission includes educating the veterans, guardsmen and reservists of the United States Armed Forces whose courageous service to their country must be rewarded by investing in their future and ensuring their academic success.

The City College Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA) is committed to recruiting, enrolling and retaining veteran students. The OVA will work in collaboration with the various offices on campus including student affairs, admissions, disability services, financial aid, registrar, wellness and counseling center and affirmative action to assist veterans in becoming acclimated to college life while obtaining veteran educational benefits and other available resources.

Check out the information for veteran students on our web site for ways that we can be helpful and how to contact us and other resources. Thank you for your interest in CCNY! Thank you for your service to our country! We are here to support you and we are here to help.

  • Veterans Receive an Admission Application Waiver to CCNY,
    contact the CCNY Office Veteran Affairs
  • NY State Residents receive up to SIX (6) months of Unemployment benefits
  • Student veterans have the potential of receiving free tuition, based on their benefits eligibility, and their residency status.

Applicant Info

Applicants who are Veterans of the United States Military Service, currently on Active Duty or members of the National Guard or Reserves may obtain an application fee waiver by answering the US Military Status question on the CUNY application and submitting proof of their Veteran/Military status (i.e., DD-214, Current Military ID Card, or Deployment or Pre-separation orders). Veterans are also exempt from paying the commitment deposit.
 
Veteran Status for Educational Purposes: Students currently serving in the Active Reserve Forces, or entitled to benefits accrued in the reserve component, while not technically veterans, are entitled to certain resources.

The City College of New York - CUNY and its agents including third party lead generators, marketing firms, or companies that own or operate the educational institutions will:

  • Ban inducements, including any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other item having a monetary value of more than a de minimis amount, to any individual or entity, or its agents including third party lead generators or marketing firms other than salaries paid to employees or fees paid to contractors in conformity with all applicable laws for the purpose of securing enrollments of Service members or obtaining access to Military Tuition Assistance (TA) funds. Educational institution sponsored scholarships or grants and tuition reductions available to military students are permissible, and;
  • Refrain from providing any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including TA funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance, and;
  • Refrain from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.

If you are interested in applying to The City College of New York -CUNY click: How to Apply.

Transfer Credit Evaluation
Students may transfer credits earned at other accredited post-secondary institutions in or outside the U.S.A., provided that:

  • The courses were taken at institutions that are accredited by a national or regional accrediting commission recognized by CUNY, and
  • The courses are comparable to those offered at Hostos Community College. The Transfer Credit Evaluator evaluates transfer credits prior to the first semester of enrollment, as well as upon readmission to the college.

The maximum number of credits that may be transferred is determined by a review of eligible coursework satisfactorily completed. Credits may be accepted if a grade of at least ‘C’ was obtained. However, students transferring from other CUNY Colleges may have credits transferred with an earned grade of ‘D’ or better provided. To view CUNY to CUNY course equivalencies, please click here.

Transfer Credit Timelines
Students seeking entry into any program offered at CCNY must adhere to any additional departmental requirements. Also, prior college work cannot exceed timelines established by the Department Chairs and/or their designees.

Veterans Transfer Credit Assessment
Effective the fall 2012 admissions cycle, the Central Admissions Process will request that all veterans applying for admission submit their military education transcripts (AARTS or SMART).  The transcript will be scanned and will be accessible electronically for future use.  CUNY Admissions will provide a preliminary evaluation of transfer credit based on the ACE suggested equivalencies and will communicate this to the college.
For information on evaluation of military programs please refer to the guidelines on the American Council on Education website.

Readmit Students
If you are applying for readmission, courses taken after attending CCNY must be evaluated. Please visit the Admissions and Recruitment Office to submit a Readmission Application and official transcripts from all institutions attended after CCNY.

Transfer Credit Re-evaluation
Students may submit a request for re-evaluation of transfer credits to the Transfer Credit Evaluator, if they believe a re-evaluation is warranted and/or an exception should be granted regarding the awarding of transfer credits and/or issues relating to CUNY Pathways; the Transfer Credit Evaluator will then process the appeal expeditiously, including but not limited to escalating the appeal to the Academic Department Chairperson, Academic Unit Coordinator, and/or designee, etc.

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Veteran Resident Tuition

This update is regarding Isakson & Roe and  the implementation of Public Law 116-315 Section 1005. 
  
The following policies outline the basic requirements for a veteran or their beneficiaries to be charged in-state tuition at Hostos Community College.
 
Part I – Eligibility for the Residency Tuition Rate Section C -  Other Categories of Students Who Qualify for the Resident Tuition Rate:
 
1. Veterans
Effective Spring, 2015, individuals who are eligible for educational assistance under federal education benefits program will be charged the in-state rate at the CUNY senior colleges and the in-city rate at the CUNY community colleges. This includes individuals who served in active military, naval or air service and members of the National Guard and reservists who meet the requirements for benefits under federal edication benefits. A veteran who meets the above eligibility criteria is entitled to the in-state or in-city rate even if he or she is not actually receiving benefits under a federal education benefits.
In order to prove veteran status, a student must provide U.S. Department of Defense Form DD214 or a Certificate of Eligibility from the U.S. Department of Defense or the Veterans Administration.

Effective for semesters staring after March 1, 2019, individuals who are receiving educational assistance under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program (VR&E program), also called Chapter 31, will be charged the in-state rate at the CUNY senior colleges and the in-city rate at the CUNY community colleges. In order to prove eligibility, individuals must present evidence that they are receiving educational assistance under the federal VR&E program.
 
2. Family Members of Certain Uniformed Service Members In certain cases, spouses and dependents of veterans or other uniformed service members are also entitled to educational assistance under federal educations benefits program. Effective Spring, 2015, spouses and dependents who are eligible for educational assistance under education benefits are also entitled to the in-state or in-city rate. Generally, these are the spouses or dependents of service members who died or were disabled by their service, or to whom the veteran has transferred his/her veteran’s educational benefits. Note that a student who was the spouse or dependent child of a service member at the time the educational assistance was transferred would be entitled to the resident rate, even if he/she is not currently a spouse or dependent child (for example in the case of a divorce.) In order to prove status as a child or spouse of veteran, the child or spouse must provide a Certificate of Eligibility from the U.S. Department of Defense or the Veterans Administration.
 
3. Service Members and Family Members Stationed in New York Members of the armed forces of the United States on a full-time active duty station in the State of New York, and their spouses and dependent children, who enroll at a CUNY college, shall be charged the in-state tuition rate. Such students shall continue to be charged the in-state rate at CUNY even if they are subsequently discharged from military service.

Enrollment Certification

Each subsequent semester that you wish to use your benefits, you must notify the Office of Veterans Affairs of your intent before  the first day of classes. The SCO will submit your certification to the Veterans' Regional Office for processing after you have met with the SCO, informed the office of the V.A. standing, and registered for classes that meet your degree program requirements. You must have a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty Form (DD-214) or Notice of Basic Eligibility Form (DD-2384) and a Certificate of Eligibility from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or other proof of eligibility on file. To obtain information regarding the certification process, you may contact the SCO, Christopher Gorman, at Wingate Hall Rm 107 or via email cgorman@ccny.cuny.edu .

 
‘‘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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill."

Veteran Related Education Benefits

Education Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides education benefits to eligible Servicemembers, Student Veterans, and qualified dependents and survivors. Questions pertaining to eligibility to receive Veterans educational entitlement should be referred to the New York Regional Office of the V.A., 245 W. Houston Street, New York, NY 10014.
 
Apply for VA Education Benefits:

  •  ONLINE: www.gibill.va.gov
  • IN PERSON: Visit the nearest VA Regional Office
  • MAIL: Call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888-442-4551) to have the application mailed to you.

Consult with The City College of New York’s SCO for assistance with the paperwork needed to begin and continue certification under the various GI Bill® benefits.
 
NOTEIf you have previously attended another institution using your benefit, you will have to fill out VA FORM 22-1995 to make The City College of New York – CUNY  your current, primary institution.
 
VR&E Benefits (Chap31)
VR&E services are available through the VA for veterans with service-connected disabilities. To apply for VA VR&E (also known as Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, VR&E, or Chapter 31 benefits) apply through your eBenefits account or obtain approval from a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the Veterans Administration Regional Office, 245 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10014. In addition, reasonable accommodations and support services are available to veterans with disabilities through the Accessibility Resource Center.
 
Military Tuition Assistance (TA)
If you are interested in using Tuition Assistance (TA) through your Military branch, you must contact your Education Services Officer (ESO) or Counselor within your Military service prior to enrolling The City College of New York - CUNY to receive approval or you could be responsible for all tuition costs. Military TA must be requested and approved before the start of courses. Here are links to apply according to Military branch:
Apply for Military Tuition Assistance (TA):

Please note that each Military branch has different requirements and criteria for Tuition Assistance eligibility. Contact your Education Services Officer (ESO) or Counselor within your Military branch prior to applying.

Return of Unearned TA Policy
To comply with the Department of Defense (DoD) policy, The City College of New York – CUNY will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionately during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. If a service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, (documented deployment or call to active duty), once notified, The City College of New York – CUNY will reverse tuition charges at 100% and the TA funds disbursed will be returned to the government in full. Unearned TA refunds will be made directly to the Military Service, not the Service member. A student’s official withdrawal date is used as the last date of attendance and to calculate earned percentage of TA. A student’s official withdrawal date is determined by using the last date of attendance that is documented and submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Once the last date of attendance has been determined, The City College of New York – CUNY will recalculate a student’s TA eligibility.

Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018
In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679(e), The City College of New York – CUNY permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  • The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
  • 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

The City College of New York – CUNY will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.

NOTE: A “Covered Individual” is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.

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 www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Other forms of financial aid might be available to you. Apply for this aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov.

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Federal Aid

 

CCNY Mobilization / Activation Info

The City College of New York - CUNY supports students who, in the current environment, are called away to duty during their college career. Deployed students are given as wide a latitude as possible to enable them to seamlessly resume their studies as soon as they are able to do so.

Total Withdrawal for Military Reasons
The Board of Trustees policies on the treatment of students who leave CUNY to fulfill military obligations established the following rules:
  • Students called to the reserves or drafted before the end of the semester:
    • Grades. In order to obtain a grade, a student must attend 13 weeks (5 weeks for summer session).
    • Refunds. A student called up to the reserves or drafted who does not attend for a sufficient amount of time to qualify for a grade is entitled to 100% refund of tuition and other fees except application fees.
  • Students who volunteer (enlist) for the military:
    • Grades. Same provision as for students called up to the reserves. In order to obtain a grade a student must attend 13 weeks (5 weeks for summer session).
    • Refunds. The amount of the refund depends upon whether the withdrawal is before the 5th week of classes.
      • Withdrawal before the beginning of the 5th calendar week (3rd calendar week for summer session): 100% refund of tuition and all other fees except application fees.
      • Withdrawal thereafter: 50% refund.
Re-Enrollment of Veterans
Veterans that are returning students are given preference in the following ways:
  • Readmission in a probationary or non-degree status will be granted to the veteran who is a former student with an unsatisfactory academic record.
  • Upon their return from active duty, veterans may register even after normal registration periods end, without late fees or other penalties.
  • Veterans who are matriculating students may apply to earn up to 18 credits for United States Armed Forces Institute courses in which they have passed final exams, and for other military education and training.
  • Veterans returning too late to register may audit classes without charge.
Late Admissions
  • Veterans with no previous college experience are permitted to file applications up to the end of registration, and are allowed to begin classes pending completion of their application and provision of supporting documents.
Readmission Fee
  • Upon return from military service, a student will not be charged a readmission fee to register at the same college.

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**Please be advised that the Bursar Department is now offering Payment Agreements for past semester arrears ONLY.  These Payment Agreements are not for current semester charges.  The Agreement must be done in person at the Bursar's Office and must have an initial payment towards the outstanding balance that will be used as a down payment for the Agreement.  The initial down payment must be on the same day as the Agreement is signed at the Bursar's Office and must be made with a certified check or cash only (and all the remaining payments at the Bursar's Office must be made with a certified check or cash).**

CCNY Military Transfer Credit Policy

Military Transfer Credit Policy

RESOLUTION ON ENHANCEMENT OF MILITARY TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY

WHEREAS, the current policy and practice of granting a maximum of 18 transfer credits for college level work completed while in military service has offered some transfer credit and degree progression for veteran students; and

WHEREAS, many students do not receive benefit for all the college level experiences and skills they may have acquired; and

WHEREAS, in the current policy and practice, veteran students with military credits may transfer courses from a regionally accredited college, and their official college transcript is evaluated as any college transcript submitted by non-veterans; and

WHEREAS, when a veteran submits a transcript of military training, it is reviewed for courses similar to those at the City College, or for courses within a discipline offered at the City College, and that the ACE Military Programs Guide is used to identify a match or similarity and to grant transfer credit; and

WHEREAS, a large number of veteran students have educational experiences in areas of study not offered at the City College and through non-traditional sources, such as credit through examination, on-line courses, and in-service training; and

WHEREAS, the current City College policy and practice does not include the evaluation and transfer of credit for these non-traditional college level experiences,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that an enhancement of the current policy and practice be adopted that will offer greater benefit for veteran students by accepting a maximum of 24 military transfer credits, including possible credit for passing Dantes subject tests that have been reviewed and approved by the corresponding department. Veteran students with traditional courses from accredited college(s) will still be eligible to receive a maximum of 90 transfer credits. However, residence credit requirements for CCNY degrees will be the same for military and traditional students.

FURTHER RESOLVED, Evaluation Services will research college level training or courses used by the military and will provide CLAS departments and programs with lists of those taken by veteran students to consider for their approval. Evaluation Services will obtain such material as the CLAS department deems necessary for evaluation, such as course descriptions, classroom hours, ACE (American Council on Education) Military Programs Guide recommendations and syllabi. The CLAS departments and programs will then inform Evaluation Services of their decisions. As Evaluation Services becomes aware of additional non-traditional courses, it will ask the appropriate departments and programs for their review and approval.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that CLAS departments may choose to award academic credit to veteran students who have demonstrated college level proficiency through DSST examinations (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests). Evaluation Services will provide CLAS departments and programs with lists DANTES subject tests that veteran students are likely to have taken, for their approval. The departments and programs will then inform Evaluation Services of their decisions. As Evaluation Services becomes aware of additional DANTES tests, it will ask the appropriate departments and programs for their approval.

FURTHER RESOLVED, Evaluation Services, in conjunction with the Office of Veterans Affairs, will inform currently enrolled and new student veterans of the policy on military transfer credit and the status of their transfer credit evaluation.  Evaluation Services and the Office of Veterans Affairs will maintain a Military Transfer Credit Guidelines database, with links to the Office of Admission and Student Affairs web pages.  Admissions and the Office of Veterans Affairs will assist, whenever possible, veteran students in obtaining military transcripts and any documentation required for their evaluations.

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