For Veterans & Military Connected Students

NYU Veterans Tuition Benefits

Benefits are available for the following chapters:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33 Yellow Ribbon)
  • Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35): In the case of Chapter 35 assistance, the Registrar's Office will need the veteran's Social Security number. You can call the NYU Certifying Official at 212 998-4280 to provide us with the SSN and/or the Registrar’s Office will contact you.
  • Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
  • Reserve Education Assistance Program (Chapter 1606 or 1607)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)

As of March 1, 2013, New York University is a participant of the Department of Defense (DOD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Accessing Your VA Benefits

  • What do you need to certify your Benefits? Get your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA
  • How do you get your COE? Apply online at or in person at your local VA Regional Office. 

Consult with the NYU Certifying Official in the Registrar’s Office. They can help you apply for your benefits. You can contact the NYU Certifying Official at or by calling 212.998.4280.

How To Access Your Benefits

Step One: Apply with the VA

After you’ve been admitted to NYU, complete the paperwork through the VA.

  • Access your DD-214.  
  • Certificate of Eligibility Letter (COE) will be mailed, indicating the chapter and eligible benefit(s).
    • Chapter 31 veterans: your case manager will issue an e-authorization code to the NYU School Certifying Official, which permits the SCO to certify your enrollment with the VA
    • The VA Form 22-1905 is no longer used; students do not need to retrieve this form as part of their certification request.

Step Two: Register for Classes at NYU

You should plan to meet with your academic advisor to discuss registering for classes. You can then register for your classes through NYU Albert.

Step Three: Inform NYU of Your Benefit Eligibility

Upon receipt of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from VA, submit it to the Registrar by completing this form.  If you do not yet have a COE, attach a screenshot of your benefit information from the VA eBenefits website to the form, but you will still be required to send the COE  to the Registrar once you receive it. Please note:

  • To complete the form, you may need to log into NYU using your NetID/password.
  • Remember to redact your SSN on any attachment(s) and include your N#.

This form must be completed after registering for classes each term for our Certifying Official to certify your enrollment.


The Yellow Ribbon Program provides supplemental funding to eligible undergraduate and graduate students at New York University who qualify for Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefits. The award for NYU Wagner students is as follows:


NYU Award: $12,500

VA Match: $12,500

Total Yellow Ribbon: $25,000


To qualify for Yellow Ribbon benefits, you must:

  • Have served at least 36 months in active duty after September 10, 2001.
  • Have been honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and have served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
  • Be a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria, as described on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

If you meet these criteria, you can apply for the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) using the VA Form 22-1990. This form also includes instructions you’ll need to begin the process of applying.

You must apply through the VA to qualify for additional Yellow Ribbon funds.

If you qualify, the Department of Veterans Affairs will issue a Certificate of Eligibility to you. 


After you have been issued this certificate, please contact:

NYU Certifying Officials



Once your eligibility is confirmed, the Office of the Registrar will notify the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of the Bursar.

NYU Students in the Military and Veterans

Explore resources and opportunities for the NYU veteran/military connected community. For more information on veteran student life, please contact

Learn More about Veterans at NYU

View the NYU Military-Connected Student Resource Guide


Direct additional questions about veterans’ benefits to Jason Crowe, Director of Enrollment Management Compliance. 


Phone: 212.992.3764