Veterans Benefits - Federal and NY State
Programs for Veterans of Military Service
Clarkson prides itself in being a Veteran friendly university. We participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program with an average of 10 students per semester receiving the benefits of this program. For students receiving Yellow Ribbon benefits the cost of tuition and fees will be fully covered by a combination of VA benefits and the Clarkson Yellow Ribbon Scholarship. While it is the student’s responsibility to applying for VA benefits, SAS is willing to assist veterans in any way we can.
The Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program allows institutions of higher learning in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Veterans Administration to fund tuition and fees expenses. Clarkson’s Yellow Ribbon will match the VA Yellow Ribbon amount.
The Post 9/11 G I Bill
The Post 9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible.
Check out the following websites for additional information:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs G.I. Bill website
New York Veterans Affairs website
U.S. Department of Education website dedicated to Veterans and Military Families
State by state benefits
Military Scholarship Finder
Please contact Brandon Kelley, Assistant Registrar and VA Certifying Official, at 315-268-6527 for further information.