Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success

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Advancing the post-service lives of veterans and their families by increasing veteran student support and opportunities while promoting access to higher education for veterans.

SUNY Old Westbury is proud to be home to the only Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS) in New York State.

How We Help

Provides a single point of contact to coordinate support services for veteran students, regardless of their branch or duration of service.

Supports veterans with admissions, financial aid, veterans' benefits, veteran-specific academic planning & priority registration, and career development.

Facilitates support through disabilities services and physical, emotional and mental health counseling as well as all other services available to student.

CEVSS acts as a concierge of sorts for our student-veterans, helping them navigate their educational experience and prepare for their post-service careers and lives.

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Network of Support

Through the CEVSS, SUNY Old Westbury partners with veteran organizations to form a network of support while offering these organizations guidance and resources to promote access to higher education for veterans.