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You Served. We Honor.

At Suffolk County Community College, we proudly serve close to 600 military-connected students each year and have a long history of assisting veterans not only in maximizing their benefits, but also in supporting a successful transition to college life and achieving their educational and personal goals. The transition from military service to civilian life can be a critical period in the life of student veterans and their families and Suffolk embraces the leadership skills and many other unique qualities military service members bring to our institution. The combination of resources, institutional support, student community and personalized attention you will receive while enrolled at Suffolk makes it an excellent place to begin your academic career or continue your studies.

Picture of Female Veteran“Transitioning from the military into civilian life can be difficult. I always felt the staff, faculty and student organizations had my six and prepared me for my next mission at Syracuse University.” 

Janina Rios, Specialist , U. S. Army  

“With Suffolk’s affordable tuition, I was able to use the NYS Veterans Tuition Award to cover my tuition and save my GI Bill® to transfer to Fordham University.” 

Christopher Mustakas, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps.


Why Suffolk?

SUNY Suffolk Veterans Awards Logos

What makes Suffolk County Community College military friendly?

  • A quality higher education, accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, with small class setting, offering online and on-campus as well as on base courses to fit your busy schedule.
  • Offering affordable tuition, which is covered by the GI Bill® and military tuition assistance, most times resulting in little to no out-of-pocket expenses. Application fee is also waived for military connected students.
  • More than 100 degrees and certificate programs, including nursing, EMT and criminal justice as well as a variety of highly skilled workforce training fields – such as welding and CNC machine operations
  • Suffolk is designated as a VetSuccess on campus program through the Department of Veterans Affairs, one of 104 schools across the country with this designation.
  • A Veterans Resource Center with dedicated professionals is available on each campus to assist you with the process for transitioning from military to college life and beyond along with a veterans lounge so veterans have a quiet space on campus to study and connect with fellow student veterans
  • A vibrant Student Veterans of America chapter on each campus will help connect you with other service members and veterans who want to support you as well a chapter of the SALUTE national honor society for military and veterans.
  • Suffolk partners with outside community organizations that serve military and veteran, bringing a wide variety of resources to the College veteran community.
  • Suffolk offers priority registration for military-connected students, helping you secure the classes and schedules you need.
  • Suffolk proudly accepts military training credits that are recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE), which helps service members and veterans obtain college credit for their military training and experience. At Suffolk, credit is also awarded for CLEP and DSST exams.

Contact Us

Veterans Resource Center
veterans@sunysuffolk.edu
(631) 451-4456

Director of Veteran Services
Shannon O'Neill
(631) 451-4869
oneills@sunysuffolk.edu

Ammerman Campus
Kreiling Hall, Room 202
Elyse Quirk
quirke@sunysuffolk.edu
Ammerman Campus Map

Eastern Campus
Peconic Building, Room 221
Eastern Campus Map

Michael J. Grant Campus
Captree Commons
Jamie Aridas
aridasj@sunysuffolk.edu
Michael J. Grant Campus Map

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