Syracuse University Advantages for Veterans

Syracuse has been a leader in education for veterans ever since we championed the 1944 G.I. Bill. We are grateful for your service and stand ready to assist you in making the transition from boots to books! Whether you are looking to take courses part-time, enroll in one of our traditional degree programs, or wish to pursue one of the degrees we’ve designed specifically for veterans, you will find information and contacts on this website to help you with applying to Syracuse, accessing your benefits and with a variety of other needs. Please reach out to us and allow us to serve you! | Download the Resources for Veterans flyer


  • GI Bill®
    • Syracuse University accepts full Post-9/11 GI Bill® and other recognized benefit programs; Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA) benefits and can assist students in filing for eligibility. Learn more
  • Yellow Ribbon
    • Syracuse University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, agreeing to make additional funds available without an additional charge to GI Bill® entitlements. The VA matches this voluntary contribution. Download benefits sheet
  • VetSuccess on Campus
    • “Encouraging, promoting, and supporting veterans to be successful in their educational and career endeavors.”
    • The United States Office of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) division partners with certain schools to provide a dedicated staff member on campus to enhance the educational experience for student veterans. This program is known as VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC). Syracuse University is the only VSOC partner school in the state of New York, and because of this we are able to offer added value to our student veterans, including help with benefits, career exploration, aptitude testing, adjustment counseling, and more. Learn more | Download Flyer: Syracuse University VetSuccess on Campus
  • Academic Opportunities
    • Syracuse University is ranked among the top 60 universities in the United States, offering more than 200 graduate degree programs from across 11 schools and colleges. A hub of international scholarship, graduates of Syracuse University join an alumni network of 230,000. Learn more
  • Veteran Scholarships
    •  Veterans Career Transition Programs and Entrepreneurial Bootcamps offer full scholarships. Other institutional scholarships are available to academically and financially eligible students. Read more
  • Discounted tuition
    • Many degree programs at Syracuse University offer discounted tuition for student veterans. We recommend contacting the offices of the individual programs for more information.
  • Admissions/application fee waivers
    • Post-9/11 veterans of the armed forces may have their admissions fee waived upon verification by Veterans Resource Center Staff. Identify yourself as a Post-9/11 Veteran while completing the online admissions application and contact the Veterans Resource Center for further instructions. Learn more
  • Early registration
    • Student veterans at Syracuse University are given the ability to register for classes at the first possible opportunity, without worrying about classes filling up or waiting lists.
  • Leave of Absence
    • The University policy governing deployment / redeployment allows for a variety of unique solutions to potential situations in which student-veterans find themselves. These policies minimize the effects of time and financial investment put into a semester already in progress when you are called to active military service. Learn more
  • Veterans Legal Clinic
    • The Veterans Legal Clinic (VLC) assists veterans with claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs and discharge upgrades. Other clinical programs at the College of Law have dedicated priority slots to assist veterans in the areas of family law, elder law, community development, consumer law, tax law, criminal law, disability rights, and bankruptcy. To reach the VLC or any of the other clinics, please contact the Office of Clinical Legal Education at (315) 443-4582 | Learn more
  • Veterans Resource Center
    • Syracuse University has its own Veterans Resource Center (VRC) dedicated to providing services to veterans at the university, such as navigating military educational benefits like the GI Bill® and connecting with other veterans. Syracuse University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to enhance the benefits of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act for veterans, making higher education more affordable.
    • To find out more and see if you qualify for benefits, contact:
      • Keith Doss | (315) 443-3261 |                                                                                           700 University Ave., Room 310
        Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Warrior- Scholar Project Host Site 
    • Syracuse University class dates: July 11 -18, 2015
    • The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) is hosted at top U.S. universities and enables veterans to reach their full academic and leadership potential. Under the guidance of both student-veterans who’ve successfully transitioned from the military to college, and world renowned professors, students in the Warrior-Scholar Project develop the analytical reading, writing, and discussion skills critical to academic success, and learn about what challenges to expect during this transition.
    • The academic boot camps, scheduled at 11 major U.S. universities in 2015, are immersive, intensive programs designed to help military veterans develop and rediscover the skills and confidence necessary to successfully complete four-year undergraduate degrees.
    • WSP boot camps are open to enlisted veterans and transitioning current service members who plan to enroll in or transfer into a four-year undergraduate program. WSP donors cover all program costs for accepted students, except transportation. Qualified veterans and transitioning service members can apply for a spot in the program here. Learn more
  • Bridging the Military and Civilian Gap  
    • The transition from military service to civilian life can be the most critical period in the life of a student veteran. Our combination of resources, institutional support, and student community make Syracuse University a safe and exciting place for personal growth.