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Veterans Educational Benefits

SUNY Upstate Medical University proudly supports our men and women in uniform.

Veterans of the Armed Services are generally eligible for educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA pays some benefits directly to the student, and some to the school, depending upon which benefits the student is entitled to. The student must apply for benefits directly with the VA, and SUNY Upstate Medical University will certify the student’s enrollment and academic progress to the VA. The VA will make monthly payments to the student or school accordingly based upon that certification. Additional Veteran Tuition Rewards can be applied for through the New York State HESC External Icon website.

Veterans with a service-related disability, as well as children or dependents of veterans who were disabled or killed in the line of duty, may be eligible for additional benefits.

For more information about VA educational benefits, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at: