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Veterans Benefits

After acceptance to NYU

Once the VA Benefits user has been accepted by their selected school they should:

  • Meet with their academic advisor.
  • Register for classes.
  • After registering, complete this form to request to use your benefits for the term. You can attach the documents detailed below to the form - please be sure to redact your SSN on any attachment(s) and include your N#.
    • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or 22-1905 (Chapter 31).
      • If you do not yet have a COE, attach a screenshot of your benefit information from the VA eBenefits website to the form. 
        • Note: You will still be required to send the COE once you receive it.
    • Veterans
      • Discharge Document papers (DD214).
        • In order for a service member to be entitled to their benefits they must be honorably discharged.
    • Chapter 35 recipients: 
      • The Registrar's Office will need the Social Security number of the veteran. You can call our office at 212 998-4280 to provide us with the SSN and/or the Registrar’s Office will contact you.
    • Transfer students
  • Health Insurance:
    • If you want to keep your own medical insurance remember to waive the NYU insurance.
    • If you want to keep the NYU insurance, note that every student is automatically enrolled once they register at NYU - no additional action is needed.
  • Dental Insurance:
    • You can elect enroll in the Stu-dent Plan, offered via the NYU School of Dentistry.
  • All VA Benefit recipients are expected to reach the objective (bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, or certificate) authorized by the VA with the minimum number of credits required.
  • The VA may not authorize payments for credits that are in excess of scholastic requirements, that are taken for audit purposes only, or for which non-punitive grades are received.
  • As of March 1, 2013 New York University is a participant of the Department of Defense (DOD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
  • The School of Medicine, School of Law, and the Graduate Division of the Stern School of Business have their own Certifying Officials. Please contact the schools directly.
  • Since interpretation of regulations governing veterans' benefits is subject to change, veterans should refer regularly to the VA website.
  • GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.