Military Benefits

NYU encourages qualified active-duty service members, veterans, and their dependents to apply to our online master of arts in counseling programs. By offering online classes, interactive course work, and local field placements, we enable you to earn your degree while fulfilling any service obligations you may have.

Counseling@NYU participates in military education benefit programs, including the Yellow Ribbon Program. It is important to note that military education benefit funding varies based on eligibility criteria and your financial aid cannot exceed your cost of attendance.

NYU was ranked No. 10 on U.S. News & World Report’s best colleges for veterans list, published in 2018.

Post-9/11 GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits to qualifying service members and veterans who have had at least 90 days of active-duty service after September 10, 2001. Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits include the following components:

  • Yellow Ribbon Program: The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) matches each dollar that NYU agrees to contribute to a student’s education, up to the cost of tuition and fees. For example, if NYU contributes $10,000, the VA will match this number for a total award of $20,000. The amount awarded is determined by the amount of other benefits provided to an eligible student. Students may not be eligible for the maximum amount each year. Information on the Yellow Ribbon Program at NYU can be found here
  • Transfer of Entitlement Option: Military members may transfer all or some of their unused benefits and aid to their spouse or dependent children. Considerations regarding this benefit include the nature of transfer, reallocation of benefits, and marriage and divorce.
  • Survivors and Dependents Assistance: Education and training opportunities are offered to survivors and dependents of veterans through two program options: the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) and the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program.

Applying for Military Benefits

If you are interested in applying for military education benefits, visit the NYU Students in the Military and Veterans page for more information.

To begin the process of applying for military education benefits, visit Vets.gov and complete the Education Benefits Application. The Department of Veterans Affairs will mail the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to you six to eight weeks after you have submitted the application. You will also need to provide a copy of your COE and Discharge Document papers to the NYU Certifying Official to process your eligible benefits.