Veterans Benefits

Veterans Resources

Mount Saint Mary College is proud to welcome veteran students and their family members who receive both veteran and military education benefits. We are committed to providing the best possible education experience and service to all that attend Mount Saint Mary College.

For detailed information on all veterans benefits and assistance please visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs website at Then navigate to Veterans Services and the GI Bill. This website provides a wealth of information about the different chapters of veteran education benefits, as well as; how to apply for benefits, how to verify your enrollment and the e-benefits website.

Mount Saint Mary College services student’s using many different chapters of educational benefits such as: Post 9/11 (chapter 33), Montgomery GI Bill (chapter 30), Survivors & Dependent Educational Assistance (chapter35), Vocational Rehabilitation (chapter 31) and Reservists/National Guard (chapter 1606) and we participate in the Yellow Ribbon program.

New York State also offers the Veterans Tuition Award (VTA) to those veterans who qualify for this grant for either full-time or part-time study. For more information please see

To receive education benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) students must first apply to the VA and receive a Certificate of Eligibility or obtain a Notice of Basic Eligibility (Guard or Reserves). A copy of the certificate must be provided to the Certification official of the Registrar’s Office. This will serve as the official notification to initiate a student VA file. Students enrollments will be regularly assessed and certified online at the end of the add/drop period for each session.

For more information on Veterans Resources at Mount Saint Mary College please contact:

VA Certifying Official: 

Allison Clearwater
Aquinas Hall, Room 105
Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550
Hours:  Monday -Friday,  9am to 4 pm

Quick Links/Other Information

VA Homepage

VA GI Bill Homepage

Department of Defense Website Transferability Process 

Education (GI Bill): 1-888-442-4551
Buffalo Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office
130 South Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202