Purchase College welcomes students with military experience in to the college’s community.
As a student with military experience, Purchase College can offer a variety benefits. We hope that they can encourage you to enroll in college and provide financial assistance to make it easier to pursue higher education.
Purchase College is dedicated to supporting our students with military experience.
We are pleased to see the community of student Veterans that has formed on our campus and hope that you will become a member as well. Please let us know if you have any questions about the application process and using benefits at the college.
Current Benefits Eligible to Veterans or Dependents of Veterans
In-state tuition may be available to the service member, spouse, or dependent even if they are not New York State residents based on guidance provided by SUNY for enrollment periods effective on or after August 28, 2016. More information is available under New Provisions for Military Personnel.
Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020
The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA educational benefits. You can access a personalized data sheet by visiting the SUNY Net Price Cost Calculator and selecting Purchase from the dropdown. Additional financial information can be found at the NCES College Navigator site.
Parking Fee Waivers
Parking fee waivers are offered to eligible veterans at Purchase College who have received an honorable discharge. Upon submission of a written request by the veteran, the waiver can provide an exemption of parking fees. Veterans must identify themselves to the Office of Parking and Transportation by showing their military ID or a copy of their DD 214. Additional questions can be directed to the Office of Parking and Transportation at (914) 251-6177 or to the certifying official.
Joint Services Transcripts
Military personnel may also transfer military experience and training for college credit. Please contact Noreen Mante in the Office of the Registrar for more assistance on this matter. She can be reached at (914) 251-6311 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Financial Aid
In addition to applying for federal and state VA benefits, all veterans are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information, please visit Student Financial Services.
The Registrar’s Office serves as a contact to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, providing verification of benefit requests.
- Dates of enrollment
- Registered credit hours
- Updates to enrollment status and degree programs
- Transfers from other institutions
- Progress towards degree completion
- Benefits are granted to eligible veterans who are currently matriculated, full time or part time, in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.