Federal Benefits for Members of the Armed Forces
Many benefits are available to advance the education and skills of veterans and service members. Spouses and family members may also be eligible for education and training assistance. In fact, 25 percent of those benefiting from the Veterans Administration's education programs are non-veterans. Some might find they're eligible for more than one benefit or that one program is more suited to certain education and training goals than another.
The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (the “GI Bill®”) expands the educational benefits available to many veterans who served on or after September 11, 2001. Learn more >
In addition to other forms of financial aid, there are several opportunities for U.S. military personnel to receive both federal and state financial aid. Learn more from the VA >
Click on the links below to learn more about:
- Yellow Ribbon Program - Supplements the base benefits of this bill by allowing educational institutions to enter into dollar-for-dollar matching agreements with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Learn more >
- Military Service Deferments – You can postpone federal student loan repayment during certain periods of active duty (e.g., during war, other military operation, or national emergency) and immediately following active duty. Learn more >
- Federal Loan Repayment Programs - A number of Federal programs exist to help members of the military on active duty, veterans and their dependents. Learn more >
- General Columbia Financial Aid Information - There are numerous financial aid options available depending upon your educational status and school. Learn more >
Office of Military and Veterans Affairs
210 Kent Hall
MC 9203, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027