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NYS Tuition for Qualifying Out-Of-State Veterans

[Press Release]

Jamestown Community College now offers qualifying veterans who live outside of New York state the in-state tuition rate. As of July 1, 2015, JCC will also offer in-state tuition to dependents of qualifying veterans, under the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 (Choice Act).

The Fry Scholarship has also been expanded to include the surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Previously, the Fry Scholarship, honoring Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry, served children. Effective January 1, 2015, spouses and children are entitled to 36 months of full benefits, equal to 100% of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which includes tuition and fee payments, a monthly housing allowance, and a stipend for books and supplies.

Qualifying veterans

Qualifying Veterans

In order to qualify for in-state tuition, a veteran must receive or have received payment under his or her Post 9/11 GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty. More details are available at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

If you are using your veteran educational benefits, please forward your certificate of eligibility to Melissa Stormer in the Jamestown Campus registrar’s office. If you are not using veteran educational benefits, provide the following:

  • Military members: valid photo ID, most recent orders or copy of DD-214
  • Military spouses: valid photo ID, marriage certificate, and copy of most recent orders or copy of DD-214
  • Military dependents: valid photo ID, birth certificate, and copy of most recent orders or copy of DD-214
Did you know?

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs anticipates that the number of post-9/11 veterans will reach approximately 2,340,000 by the end of 2014. New York state has the sixth largest veteran population in the nation with a projected 84,142 veterans from the post-9/11 era and the number is expected to more than double.

SUNY had an enrollment of more than 9,000 veterans or active duty military personnel in fall 2013. SUNY expects many returning veterans will pursue educational opportunities as they transition into civilian life and seek long-term employment.

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