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Paying for College as a Service Member

Did you know the Post 911 GI Bill® provides education benefits for service members who have served on Active Duty for 90 or more days after September 10, 2001? The Post 9/11 Gi Bill® can pay your full tuition and fees at school, provide you with a monthly housing allowance while you are going to school, (pay grade E-5 with dependent), and give you up to $1000 a year to use for purchasing books and supplies. There are also benefits that may apply to military connected students still serving through their respective military branch up to $250 per credit as well as financial aid and scholarship options for military, veterans and their family members.

Veteran's Educational Benefits

The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA educational benefits. To view and print a copy of an estimated personalized cost of attendance you can visit the SUNY Net Price Cost Calculator  and select Suffolk County Community College from the dropdown. Additional financial information can be found at the NCES College Navigator site.

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 911 G.I. Bill ® (CH. 33) or Veteran Readiness and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. Suffolk County Community College will not:

  • Prevent nor delay the student’s enrollment
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding

Deny the student access to any resources available to other student who have satisfied their tuition and fee bill to the institution, including but not limited to access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities. However, to qualify for this provision, such students will be required to:

  • Provide written request to be certified via the Military/Veteran Registration Certification form and submit to the campus Veterans Resource Center
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies, as listed here: proof of application of VA Educational Benefits (E- benefits or VA.gov print out or Certificate of Eligibility COE)

Military/Tuition Assistance

Please visit the contacts below to apply for Military Tuition Assistance.
Before enrolling with us, be sure to contact your Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within your military service.

Financial Aid for Eligible Veterans, Spouses and Dependents

Veteran Dependent Education Benefits

Spouses and Dependents

Additional Assistance

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
Michael J. Grant Campus Map

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