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.
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Veterans can apply for VA benefits online via the University website. Benefits are available for the following chapters:
- Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33 Yellow Ribbon)
- Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
- The University will need the Social Security number of the veteran.
- Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
- Reserve Education Assistance Program (Chapter 1606 or 1607)
- Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
Upon admission to NYU, complete the paperwork through the VA, please request your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA. Please note that receiving your COE could take up to six weeks.
Submit your COE to the University, as soon as possible.
You will need to indicate that you intend to use your military benefits (GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon) before the start of each semester.
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. Beginning with the fall 2018 semester, 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 contribution with the VA's GI-Bill® benefits and its 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. Please scroll down to find “School of Law” to find the maximum amount Yellow Ribbon offers.
If you are an eligible veteran and enrolled (or will enroll) at NYU School of Law, please contact Student Financial Services at firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us of your interest in the program. We will ask you to submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the School of Law's Office of Records and Registration prior to the start of the academic year in order to process Yellow Ribbon benefits.
NOTE: Individuals on active duty are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon Program.