New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

Military and Veteran Life

Military Students Banner

Exciting News about Enhancements for Veterans at NYU

At the start of the Memorial Day Weekend, we are pleased to announce that NYU will help make it more affordable for eligible veterans to pursue their undergraduate degrees at NYU by nearly tripling its “Yellow Ribbon” grants, from $3,500/year to $10,000/year. The larger grants will take effect in 2016-17 for both entering students and current students.  More information available here »




New York University is committed to providing an environment for veterans to pursue their academic and personal goals, explore learning experiences, and be involved in campus life.  We hope you will find this page helpful in connecting you to University offices and resources, as well as engagement opportunities at NYU and in NYC.

Prospective Students

If you are interested in attending NYU, please review the information on the right side of the page which will link you to undergraduate and graduate admissions pages, as well as other resources relative to using your GI Bill and our specific programs.

For Currently Enrolled Students

There are a number of ways to connect with other veterans on campus - from joining the Mil-Vet email list to getting involved in any number of organizations.  You are also invited to participate in monthly programs that focus on career development, networking, external organizations, and more.




The resources on this page are provided by the NYU Student Resource Center.  For questions, except for admissions related, please call 212-998-4411 or click here to send us an email.


Send a blank email to:

Past Mil/Vet Events

Attending NYU

There is no separate admissions process for those who have served in the military.

If you have questions or would like to speak with an Admissions Counselor, please contact the respective Admissions' Office directly.

  • For undergraduate admissions, click here.
  • For the McGhee Division (undergraduate), click here
  • For graduate admissions (each school has its own admissions page), click here.
  • For information about utilizing your GI benefits, click here.

The schools listed below have additional resources and assistance available specific to students enrolled in their programs:


After you have been issued a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs that indicates that you qualify for your benefits through the VA, please contact Clara Fonteboa, at or (212) 998-4823.

For the School of Law, the School of Medicine and the Stern School of Business please contact:

New York University School of Medicine

Maureen A Doran
Tel +1 212 263 5291
Fax +1 212 263 5264

School of Law
Kevin Anterline
Manager Office of Records and Registration
Tel +1 212 998 6040
Fax +1 212 995 4523

Leonard N Stern School of Business

David Gordon
Associate Director, Enrollment Services
Graduate Records & Registration
Tel +1 212 998 0644
Fax +1 212 995 4424

The first step in utilizing your education benefits is to find out if you are eligible to receive education benefits through the VA.  Many veterans and active duty personnel can qualify for more than one education benefits program, including those listed below.  Your first steps should be visiting the VA website.   Additional information is available on the NYU Financial Aid website as well.

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33)
  • Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB, chapter 30 and chapter 1606)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP, chapter 1607)
  • Post Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance program (VEAP, chapter 32).

Depending on your individual circumstances, one of these programs may give you better benefits than the others. While you are the only person who can choose which program meets your needs, we have developed a step-by-step process that may help you compare the different education programs and decide which is best for you.

1.  Determine your best Benefit
2.  Collect Your Paperwork and Information through the VA
3.  Calculate Your Benefits
4.  Compare the Programs
5.  Apply to NYU

Upon meeting the requirements for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the applicant will receive a Certificate of Eligibility Letter.  If you are a 'new' student transferring to NYU from another institution, you will need to complete the VA Form 22-1905.This document along with the DD 214 (discharge papers) must be presented to the Office of the University Registrar, 25 West Fourth Street, 1st Floor, after being accepted into NYU and before registering for course work.

Please note that the Medical School, School of Law and the Stern School of Business have their own processes for veterans.

Maureen A Doran, Director
New York University School of Medicine
Tel +1 212 263 5291
Fax +1 212 263 5264

Kevin Anterline, Manager Office of Records and Registration
Records & Registration, School of Law
Tel +1 212 998 6040
Fax +1 212 995 4523

David Gordon, Associate Director, Enrollment Services
Graduate Records & Registration, Leonard N Stern School of Business
Tel +1 212 998 0644
Fax +1 212 995 4424

Please visit our undergraduate admissions website to re-apply to NYU.  This application is only for those who were NYU students and had to take an extended leave of absence due to military obligations.

Click here for re-application process

The New York City ROTC program is based out of several campuses in the city.  NYU students can participate in ROTC programs at the following campuses:

  • New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs:  In New York State, the Division of Veterans' Affairs along with county and city Veterans service agencies are ready to assist you in determining your options or applying for specific benefits. 
  • NYC Mayor's Office on Veteran's Affairs:  MOVA works with the Federal, State, and City Agencies, veteran's organizations and other stakeholders to offer services to veterans, their dependents and survivors; while encouraging innovative partnerships to ensure creative problem solving.
  • ACCESS NYC: is a new Web Service to Streamline the Application to Human Service Benefit Programs.

  • NYMetro Veterans: This group was created to inform veterans, active duty, reservists, National Guard, family members, organizations and individuals of issues, news and events of importance to veterans from the City (NYC - five borough area), State and Federal level.

  • American Corporate Partners: nationwide mentoring program dedicated to helping veterans transition from the armed services to private enterprise.

  • Service Women's Action Network:  a non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to improve the welfare of current U.S. servicewomen and women veterans.
  • YOGA For Vets NYC:  Is free to all veterans, family members, VA employees and veteran's health care practitioners.  For more information call 212-929-0586, ext. 0.







NYU Groups

NYU has a Student Veterans of America Chapter and a variety of school specific veteran groups on campus. See list below.

NYU Footer