SUNY Old Westbury Benefits Available to Veterans

Exemption from Payment of Parking and Vehicle Registration Fees: 

Any veteran, as defined in section 360 of the New York State Education Law, in attendance as a student at SUNY Old Westbury shall be exempt from vehicle registration and parking fees upon submission by the veteran of a written request for exemption together with written certification by the veteran that such veteran was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from such service. Such request, along with the required supporting documentation, should be presented in person or mailed to:

SUNY Old Westbury
Division of Business & Finance
P.O. Box 210
Old Westbury, NY 11568 
Attn: Associate Vice President for Business Affairs & Controller

New Provisions for Military Personnel Under the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) -- Readmission Policy: 

As long as the following conditions are met, SUNY Old Westbury will readmit a student who has been on active-duty service in the Armed Forces (including Reserves and National Guard) with the same academic status as when the student last attended:

The student gives advance notice (written or verbal) of the call to active duty or, upon seeking readmission, submits a written verification that such service was performed, requiring their absence.

  • The absence from school for active duty does not exceed five years.
  • The student submits a notification of intent to re-enroll within three years after the completion of service or within two years after recovery from an illness or injury incurred during the service.
  • The separation from service was not dishonorable.

For general information, please refer to Readmission.

Return of Tuition Assistance Policy and Schedule

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the new Department of Defense (DOD) policy, SUNY  Old Westbury will return any unearned TA funds on a prorate basis through at least 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. If you officially withdraw from the course(s), the amount of unearned TA funds is calculated from the day you withdrew. n cases where some or all of the Tuition Assistance must be returned to the DoD, the service member will be responsible for all balances on his or her SUNY Old Westbury student account.

Any unearned Military TA funds will be returned directly to the military service, not to the service member. The calculation of the return may result in the service member owing a balance to SUNY Old Westbury. If the service member withdraws due to military service obligation, SUNY Old Westbury will work with the service member to identify a solution that will not result in a student debt for the returned TA portion.

Withdrawal Liability Chart

Note: The first day of the term is day one.

For Standard 15-Week Terms

Effective Withdrawal Date

Return of TA %

Prior to start of the term


Week 1-2


Week 3-4


Week 5-8


Week 9

40% (60% of course is completed)

Week 10-15