Veteran Education Benefits

Veterans, Active Service Members, Reservist and dependents (wife, husband, and children) of veterans are entitled to a variety of benefits. The Department of Veterans Affairs has webpage where you can get V.A. educational benefit programs information. The webpage address is or call toll-free at 1 (888) 442-4551. If you are hearing impaired, call toll-free at 1-800-829-4833

I. Federal Education Veterans Administration benefits consist of chapters listed below

  • CH30 - Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

  • CH31 – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits (VR&E)

  • CH33 - Post-9/11 GI Bill

  • CH35 - Survivors' and Dependents'

    Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

  • CH1606 - Montgomery GI Bill – Selected

    Reserve (MGIB-SR)

  • CH1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance

    Program (REAP)

  • Edith Norse S.T.E.M. GI Bill

    To apply for G.I. Bill V.A. Educational Benefits you can contact the VA education office by
    Telephone: 1 (888) 442-4551 Online: Mail: Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Regional Office, P.O. Box 4616, Buffalo, NY 14240-4616.

For Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits (VR&E) the veteran must obtain approval from a VA and work with a VR&E counselor at the Veterans Administration Regional Office located at 245 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10014. VR&E

II. NY State Education benefits for Veterans and Service Member expand include Air/Army National Guard members. Benefits consists of

  • Higher Education Services Corporation (H.E.S.C.) Veterans Tuition Award (V.T.A.)

  • The Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program (RIRP)

  • Federal Tuition Assistance Program.
    To get more DMNA & NY state information please visit: or contact Ms. Kaneisha L. Chapman at phone number (518) 786- 0466 or email her at, 1st Lieutenant Cassandra L. Fernandez. Phone (518) 786-4512 or email her at

    It is necessary for every veteran and dependent attending Hostos C.C. to report to the Office of Veterans Affairs H.O.V.A., each semester with the official Certificate of Eligibility (C.O.E). To be registered with H.O.V.A office will need Release or Discharge from Active Duty Form (DD214) or Certification of Eligibility Form (DD2384/2384-1) to initiate the veteran’s and dependent’s enrollment status to the V.A. all Veterans and service members applying for benefits must be able to document their service in the military, marital status, and their dependents.