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- M - Th: 9 am - 4 pm
- F: 10:30 am - 4 pm
- North Campus
Porter Quad, Building 2
- M - Th: 8:30 am - 5 pm
- F: 10:30 am - 5 pm
Student Response Center (SRC)
232 Capen Hall
- M - F: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
- South Campus
104 Harriman Hall
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- Tu: 10 am - 5 pm
- F: 11 am - 5 pm
The University at Buffalo is proud to be designated as a "Military Friendly School".
The Department of Veterans Affairs sponsors several education assistance programs to qualified veterans and active duty service members.
- Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty
- Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation
- Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill
- Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance
- Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve
Use the VA Education Programs Comparison Chart to determine which benefit you may be eligible to receive.
Your decision to apply for a certain education benefit could impact your eligibility for other benefits. Here are a few factors to keep in mind:
- If you’re eligible for more than one education benefit, such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the Montgomery GI Bill, you must choose which benefit to receive, a decision that’s final and cannot be changed.
- If you’re eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and two or more additional education benefits, you must give up one of the additional education benefits. However, you may remain eligible for the benefit or benefits you did not give up.
You can begin the application process in one of the following ways:
- Apply online today if you know which benefit you want to use.
- Visit your nearest VA regional office to apply in person.
- Consult with the VA Certifying Official—who is usually in the Registrar’s or Financial Aid office—at the school of your choice. This official has application forms and can help you apply.
- Call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888-442-4551) to have the application mailed to you.
After you apply, use VA's interactive map to find out how quickly your regional office is processing education claims. Your education benefits are processed at one of four specialized regional claims processing centers in Atlanta; Buffalo, NY; Muskogee, OK; and St. Louis, MO.
Federal and State Financial Aid
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for federal financial aid. You may be eligible for a Pell Grant or low-interest Direct Loans regardless of your eligibility for Veterans education benefits.
If you are a resident of New York State, complete the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application, along with the New York State Veterans Tuition Award Supplement to determine if you are eligible for the Veterans Tuition Award through New York State.
In-State Tuition Rate Information
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) makes it possible for dependents of members of the Armed Forces to be eligible for in–state tuition rates.
Provisions in the Veterans Access to Care Through Choice, Accountability Act of 2014 require all public Universities to offer in-state tuition to Veterans and their dependents.
Visit the Office of Student Accounts New York State Residency website for information on application requirements and deadlines.
Information is subject to change without notice due to changes in federal, state and/or institutional rules and regulations. Students must complete a FAFSA every year. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress to continue to receive financial aid.
Last updated: October 12, 2015 4:21 pm EST