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Resources for Federal Aid
Federal Student Aid – Information about repayment plans, deferment and forbearance, and other options available to assist with repayment of federal student loans.
DOD Student Loan Repayment Program - Information and resources for student loan repayment in various service branches.
Veterans Disability Discharge Program - Information on loan discharge for disabled veterans.
Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion - Nationwide consumer reporting agencies where you can place an active duty alert on your credit report. Simply enter "active duty alert" in the website search box to access forms and contact information.
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Military Corner – Provides up-to-date information for those who currently serve or have served in the military and are interested in obtaining grants and scholarships for higher education for themselves or their family members. Also provides links to veterans' sites with valuable information about education benefits.
New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs offers Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA) for full-time study and part-time study for eligible veterans who will matriculate at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution in New York State. Students must re-apply each year.
New York State Division of Military & Naval Affairs – Information for current and former New York State National Guard members.
Additional Resources for Military Personnel
Addiction Resource – The Addiction Resource was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery.
Crisis Line – The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, or chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation – Scholarship opportunities for children of current and former Marines.
National Military Family Association Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program – Scholarships are awarded to spouses of Uniformed Services members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) to obtain professional certification or to attend post-secondary or graduate school. Scholarships range from $500 to $1,000, and the number awarded each year varies depending on funding.
ThanksUSA Scholarships – Scholarships are awarded to spouses and dependent children of active-duty military personnel.
Pat Tillman Military Scholarship – The Tillman Military Scholarship supports educational opportunities for service members and their families.
Quit Smoking Community – The Quit Smoking Community is a virtual community that offers support and information for those trying to quit smoking.
VA Mortgage Center Military Education Scholarships – The VA Mortgage Center offers scholarships twice a year, in May and November. Visit their website to learn about eligibility requirements.
Veterans Aid and Attendance (A&A) – The Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension provides benefits that reduce the cost of care for veterans and surviving spouses who require assisted living. Visit the website for concise information about the A&A benefit and to find free help and advice on its forums for those navigating this application process.
Veterans' Scholarship, Fund for Veterans' Education – The Fund for Veterans’ Education will provide scholarships to help meet the financial needs of veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001, and who are now enrolled in college.
NASAA - Veterans education and training information