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Veteran Resources: Financial Aid & Scholarships

This guide provides links to resources for veterans and service members of the New York Institute of Technology

Veterans Benefits at NYIT

NYIT is proud to serve veterans of the U.S. armed forces. NYIT offers an array of programs and educational benefits to help pay for NYIT tuition and assist with living expenses while enrolled at our university. Learn more.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

  • GoArmyEd is the virtual gateway for all eligible active duty, National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers to request tuition assistance online, anytime, anywhere for classroom and distance learning.
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill – If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. Purple Heart recipients, regardless of length of service, are qualified for Post-9/11 benefits at the 100% level. Certain members of the Reserves who lost education benefits when REAP was sunset in November 2015, may also be eligible to receive restored benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

    For approved programs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits.

    If your release from active duty was before January 1, 2013, there is a 15-year time limitation for use of benefits.  For individuals whose last discharge date is on or after January 1, 2013, the time limitation has been removed.
  • GI Bill Comparison Tool

New York State Programs

  • VeteransTuition Awards (VTA) are awards for full-time study and part-time study for eligible veterans matriculated in an approved program at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State.
  • Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program (RIRP) is a New York State program designed to recruit and retain members for the State Military Forces (Army and Air National Guard, and Naval Militia). This competitive program will pay the cost of tuition up to SUNY tuition rates per semester.

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Many students are able to benefit from our generous financial aid programs and policies, so don't be deterred by the published tuition costs of attending NYIT. The Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping you and your family understand and take advantage of options to offset the cost and comfortably fund your education throughout your college career. We encourage you to educate yourself about the cost of college and resources available to you.

Students can find a plethora of useful federal financial aid information on the Federal Student Aid Twitter webpage (@FAFSA). Information via FSA’s @FAFSA Twitter account provides up-to-date happenings and information regarding federal financial aid. We encourage you to take advantage of this valuable resource.

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