Veterans Affairs Office on the D'Youville campus

Best for Vets
D'Youville is ranked as one of the best colleges in the nation for veterans by Military Times EDGE magazine (2011).


Welcome to Our Nation's Veterans

We appreciate the selfless service that U.S. armed forces provide to our country. We're proud to be a Service Members Opportunity College.

Military Times Edge magazine ranked us 1st in the nation among the best four-year schools for veterans. In many cases, spouses and children are also eligible for certain services and benefits.

Special Tuition Benefits for Veterans

  • D'Youville is a Yellow Ribbon college, supporting the Post-9/11 GI Bill for veterans. You will be eligible for full tuition benefits if you've served at least three years after September 11, 2001, and were honorably discharged. If you served on active duty less than three years, reduced benefits are still available.

D'Youville also offers two grant programs for students in undergraduate and master's programs. These funds supplement other financial aid for qualified veterans:

  • Veteran Waiver provides up to 50% discount on tuition
  • Dependents of Veterans Waiver provides up to 20% discount on tuition

Tip: Complete the online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after January 1 to be considered for the widest range of financial assistance. D'Youville's code is 002712.

Tip: Ask us about our MyCCA Program. The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account Program provides up to $6,000 for military spouses pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials.

Applying to D'Youville

The application and admission process for veterans is a bit more involved than for the typical student. Our Office of Veterans Affairs is eager to guide you, so you don't miss out on any opportunities specific to veterans.

You will use either the undergraduate or graduate application, depending on your program of study. Before you apply, however, we encourage you to call, email or stop by our office. We will:

  • Walk you through the application process
  • Explain the GI Bill benefits and requirements
  • Guide and assist you and your family in applying for these benefits
  • Review additional benefits such as our deferred billing and book voucher program
  • Put you in contact with your academic program of interest
  • Connect you with D'Youville's admissions and financial aid offices

D'Youville's Ongoing Commitment to Veterans

As veterans ourselves, the Veterans Affairs Office staff understands the questions or concerns you may have. We provide support and guidance including:

  • Academic tutoring and advisement
  • Mentoring and counseling
  • Updates on issues, concerns, and legislation affecting student veterans and their families
  • Information about cultural and social events through the Student Veterans Association
  • Connection to Vets Heard, a local veterans community service organization
  • Student lounge with Skype-equipped computers so you can connect with military "buddies" still serving overseas

For more information, please contact us.

Get to Know Us

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  • Our Students

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