Financial Aid Options For Veterans

The Financial Aid Office at SUNY Oneonta provides assistance and resources in applying for Federal Title IV funds and NY State grants, scholarships and loans. Visit the Financial Aid page for details.

The trained, qualified, counselors and staff work hard to ensure that all qualified students have the opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education, and are available to meet with service members, veterans, and their families at any point prior to application for admission through graduation and post-attendance.

Students always have the ability to refuse all or borrow less than the maximum student loan amount allowed.

Additional education benefits are available for eligible service members, veterans, and their families. SUNY Oneonta participates in the following programs:

Federal GI Bill Programs®

  • Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30)
  • Veteran's Educational Assistance Program (VEAP, Chapter 32)
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill ®(Chapter 33)
  • Dependent Education Assistance Program (DEA, Chapter 35)
  • Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve® (Chapter 1606)
  • Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP Chapter 1607)
  • Vocational Readiness & Employment (VR &E)
  • Top Up
  • Air Force Tuition Assistance
  • Army Tuition Assistance

Apply for these programs through the Department of Veteran Affairs

New York State Programs

  • New York State Higher Education Service Corporation (HESC)
  • NYS Veterans Tuition Award
  • Military Enhanced Recognition Incentive and Tribute (MERIT) Scholarship
  • Recruitment Incentive & Retention Program (RIRP)
  • NY Division of Military & Naval Affairs

For assistance with general Federal and NY State financial aid programs or eligibility questions contact your assigned Financial Aid Counselor. For assistance with Federal and State Veteran's educational programs, contact your recruiter or the SUNY Oneonta School Certifying Official (SCO).

New freshmen and transfers: It can take the VA 8-12 weeks to process the enrollment verification and remit funds. Continuing students’ benefits may be delayed 4-8 weeks. Please plan your finances accordingly. Contact your SCO if you have encountered a hardship and need assistance.

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. You can access a personalized data sheet by visiting the SUNY Net Price Cost Calculator and selecting Oneonta from the dropdown. Additional financial information can be found at the NCES College Navigator site.

The SUNY Financial Aid Plan (FAP) will provide a more in-depth analysis and accurate picture of student cost once the student has filed their FAFSA, completed a SUNY application, and has been accepted by a campus.

Financial Aid Office

General Office Email:


Mailing address:

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
123 Netzer Administration Building
SUNY Oneonta
108 Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY, 13820

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