SUNY Ulster is a welcome place for military personnel, veterans and their families!
As an approved educational institution under the Veteran's Educational Assistance Act (GI Bill) and the Dependent's Act, we are here to help veterans, current service members, drilling reservist and their immediate dependents utilize the appropriate benefits to meet their educational goals.
Whether you've transitioned out of the military or are still serving, we can help you navigate the process of accessing your benefits.
For more information or for help accessing your benefits, contact:
SUNY Ulster’s Top Military Friendly School designation has risen to the ‘Gold’ category in 2018. Victory Media, the organization behind the designation has ranked SUNY Ulster a Top 10 Military College and #5 in the small community college category. The Military Friendly designation measures an organization’s commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community. SUNY Ulster has been a designated Military-Friendly school since 2009.
The Department of Defense Federal Tuition Assistance(TA) funds are a source of financial aid for active duty military.
Eligible Service members wanting to use Tuition Assistance must receive approval from
their Military Service Education Service Officer(ESO) or Counselor prior to registering.
SUNY Ulster dedicated a Battle Buddy Center to serve as a home for student veterans, active duty military or dependents of active military, and a safe haven for quiet study where student veterans can get away from the hustle and bustle of campus, socialize and provide peer support and fellowship.
Located in Vanderlyn 156, the lounge includes such amenities as a television and study areas and also provides access to services for veterans who may be struggling, such as a toll-free hotline and literature. The Battle Buddy Center/Veterans Lounge will be open during all school hours.
The center will reflect the pride veterans have in serving their nation and have a board with photos that connect the different branches of service. It is based on the military concept of a Battle Buddy, which assigns soldiers with partners to assist each other both in and out of combat.
Creation of the Battle Buddy Center/Veterans Lounge was made possible through grant funding from NYSID and support from Gateway Community Industries, Inc. NYSID will provide funds over a three-year period to purchase technology, furnishings, equipment and other enhancements for the Battle Buddy Center.
The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA educational benefits. To view and print a copy of an estimated personalized cost of attendance you can visit the SUNY Net Price Cost Calculator and select SUNY Ulster from the dropdown. Additional financial information can be found at the NCES College Navigator site.
The SUNY Financial Aid Plan (FAP) will provide a more in-depth analysis and accurate picture of student cost once the student has filed their FAFSA, completed a SUNY application, and has been accepted by a campus.