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The Office of Veterans Affairs welcomes you into our Veteran Student family. With a population of more than 200 veteran students, Medgar Evers College Office of Veterans Affairs understands that veteran students face unique challenges in the college environment. We are dedicated to ensuring that each student has access to the tools they need to achieve their goals.
We provide a wide range of veteran services to assist with your academic and professional pursuits. Please allow us to ensure your successful and seamless acceptance in to our school – we can help you apply for your VA Educational benefit, secure testing dates, obtain financial aid, establish residency requirements and more, all with one visit to our office! Please identify yourself as a veteran student when you come in to our admissions office to get started. We are here to serve you and look forward to doing so in the months to come.
“Courage, Strength and Fortitude” are the pillars of this college, and our team is committed to providing you with the academic experience that you deserve. We honor your commitment to yourselves, your families and your nation. Thank you for your service to our country and for choosing Medgar Evers College. For more information, visit www.mec.cuny.edu or email us at MECvets@mec.cuny.edu.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Office uses chapters to classify the type of benefit a veteran student is eligible for. Please review the following information carefully to determine which benefit you are eligible for before applying:
Chapter 30: The MGIB-AD program—sometimes known as Chapter 30—provides education benefits to Veterans and Servicemembers who have at least two years of active duty. Please click here for more information.
Chapter 31: The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program. The VR&E program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VR&E offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. Find more information about this chapter here.
Chapter 33: The Post 9/11 GI Bill. If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. Please find details on this chapter here.
Chapter 35: The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. Details about this program can be found here.
Apply for Veteran Educational Benefit using the Veteran Online Application. You should use VONAPP if you are a U.S. military veteran, a service member on active duty, a member of the Selected Reserve, a spouse/dependent of a "service connected" disabled or deceased veteran, or a family member that has been approved to receive transferred benefits.
Veterans Tuition Awards
Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA) are awards for full-time study and part-time study for eligible veterans matriculated in an approved program at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State.
Black Veterans for Social Justice
Established in 1979, Black Veterans for Social Justice is a non-profit community based organization servicing men and women veterans, their families, and members of the community.
Payment for Student Tutoring
If you are eligible for education benefits and need help in a subject, you can get supplemental payments for tutorial assistance. The subject must be necessary for the completion of your approved program. You must be training at one-half time or more in a post-secondary program at an educational institution. Even if you are passing a course, you can get tutorial assistance if your grade will not be credited toward completion of your program
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