Veterans Benefits and Resources

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SUNY Old Westbury is proud to be of service to those who have served, and we recognize the contributions veterans make to the greater diversity of experience and perspective in our classes and on campus.


Veterans of the U.S. military and/or their dependents should first apply to SUNY Old Westbury through the traditional admissions process. 


FEE WAIVER REQUEST FORM Military and Military-Connected Students

Click HERE


Every student is assigned an academic advisor or faculty advisor who is part of their OW Success Team.  



Current and/or recently enrolled SUNY Old Westbury Students can register using their ConnectOW portal.  

Login to the Connect OW portal. Click the “Banner SSB Registration - Add/Drop Classes” button and then use the buttons and tools on the Registration page to enroll in the classes you want to take.



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New Students- Once you are advised and have registered for courses, please submit the following documentation: Copy of your DD214 , your Certificate of Eligibility, NOBE or approval letter from the VA to the VA Coordinator in the Office of the Registrar at 

Each semester you will need to verify that you will be using your benefits to begin the 2-part certification with the VA.  After you have completed your registration, email the VA Coordinator stating how many credits you are registered for and that you will be using your benefits.  Prior use of benefits will not guarantee certification each term.  

Federal Benefits 
New York State Benefits 
SUNY Old Westbury Benefits 

Student Resources

Additional student resources on campus can listed at the link below: 

Additional Student Resources

FAQ- NEw Student Veteran/ Military-Connected Students



FAQ- Continuing Student Veteran/ Military-Connected Students


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 Old Westbury 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.

GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

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Center of Excellence of Veteran Student Success

The SUNY Old Westbury CEVSS ensures veterans have access to the life-altering impacts a college degree can have for them and their families and provides academic and personal supports throughout their time on campus.


Ann Denning

Enrollment Verification Manager and Veterans Affairs Coordinator
Office of the Registrar
Campus Center