Records and Registration

Veteran Students at NYU Law

General Information


The processing of VA Educational Benefits will be centralized through the University Registrar's Office starting with Fall 2021.  Please see this video of the August 4, 2021 session on this topic.

Veterans can apply for VA benefits online via the University website. Benefits are available for the following chapters:

Upon admission to NYU, we recommend completing all required paperwork through the VA and requesting your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Please note that receiving your COE from the VA could take up to six weeks. 

Submit your COE to the University, along with the NYU VA form, only after your enrollment in credit courses is complete.

At the start of each semester, you will need to complete the process of submitting your COE if you intend to use your military benefits (GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon). 


Yellow Ribbon Program

Yellow Ribbon is a part of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 and provides education benefits to military veterans who have served on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001.

Under the program, the Department of Veterans Affairs matches an institution's Yellow Ribbon contributions made to eligible veterans.  NYU School of Law will contribute the maximum amount in Yellow Ribbon benefits to be matched by the VA for all Yellow Ribbon eligible veterans.

The combination of NYU School of Law's Yellow Ribbon award and the VA benefits (GI-Bill® + VA Yellow Ribbon matching amount) is anticipated to cover the full cost of law school tuition, mandatory fees, and basic student health insurance. Please visit our student information and resources page for more about the Yellow Ribbon Program, and maximum amounts Yellow Ribbon offers.