New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) welcomes veterans of the U.S. armed forces. If you are a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, you and your dependents may be eligible for educational benefits that you can apply to NYIT tuition payments and/or living expenses.
NYIT is proud to be a part of the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement program. We salute our veterans for their service and encourage you to fulfill your educational dreams at NYIT.
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The Office of the Registrar is responsible for coordinating the veterans’ benefits program. If you are eligible for benefits, you can apply online with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), download the Application for VA Education Benefits (Form 22-1990), or pick one up from the Student Solutions Center on your campus.
To determine your eligibility, contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 800.827.1000 or visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
NYIT hosts Veteran Enrollment Days at our Manhattan and Old Westbury Offices of Admissions. Check back for future dates. You will be able to:
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NYIT is proud to be a part of the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement program. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008. The program provides for an agreement between NYIT and the Veteran Administration to award a limited number of scholarships to qualified VA students to fund tuition and fees that exceed benefits available under the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33). Under the agreement VA will match NYIT’s scholarship contribution.
Benefits of the Yellow Ribbon Program
Yellow Ribbon enhances your educational benefits by covering tuition and fees at higher-cost institutions. NYIT will pay up to $5,000 per year to help you meet any costs that exceed those covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will match this amount.
New York Institute of Technology will cover a maximum of 42 undergraduate and 3 graduate veterans for the 2015-2016 academic year. This additional funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to those admitted and eligible applicants.
Eligibility for the Yellow Ribbon Program
Yellow Ribbon Online Application Process
Yellow Ribbon eligible veterans will receive an email each semester when to apply for the program and the date and time it opens up for applications. Follow the link in the email or below to apply.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) accepts and processes applications for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. You should complete and submit the application form available online and you will receive written notification explaining VA's decision regarding your eligibility for the program. If you are eligible, your Certificate of Eligibility will also advise you if your service meets the requirements for the Yellow Ribbon Program. You should take your Certificate of Eligibility to NYIT's Office of the Registrar and ask us to certify your enrollment to the VA, including the Yellow Ribbon Program. You cannot certify your participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program directly to the VA. NYIT must report this information on your enrollment certification.
Remember, to receive benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program:
All undergraduate service members and veterans are encouraged to have their official military transcript sent to NYIT for prior learning credit review. To order your transcript, contact your branch of service noted below. You may also call the Office of Prior Learning at 516.686.7914 with any questions about possible credit for military training and experience.
Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard
The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard now use the centralized Joint Services Transcript System, which will electronically send your official transcript to NYIT. The transcript includes your military training and occupational experience along with American Council on Education college credit recommendations. Upon receipt, your JST transcript will be reviewed for prior learning credit applicable to your major at NYIT.
Service members of the Air Force receive college credit for training through the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Academic transcripts from CCAF should be sent to NYIT for transfer credit review.
Academic transcripts from the CCAF should be sent to:
Got Questions? Please Contact:
Katie Lyons, Office of Prior Learning
New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
Maximum Tuition & Fee Reimbursement per Academic Year
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Register for a Placement Exam if necessary. Summer exam registration will be available after April 1. Placement exams will be open to veteran students beginning on April 22, and offered through the summer. You are exempt from the English placement exam if you received transfer credit for FCWR 101, College Composition I. You are exempt from the math placement exam if you received transfer credit for the first math course in your major math sequence, or if you are accepted to a major with a math requirement of "mathematics choice". If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com or 800.345.NYIT.
Policy on transfer credits
Coursework is considered eligible for transfer credit if the school/institution at which it was taken is certified by a regional accreditation body such as the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Coursework from other qualified schools that are acceptable to the standards of NYIT is also considered. NYIT will accept up to 70 credits from appropriately accredited two-year schools or associates degree programs. The maximum transfer credit for students from an accredited bachelor's program is the difference between the required 30 credits in residency at NYIT and the total credits required for the NYIT degree.
Military students called to active service return without penalty policy
NYIT recognizes that students who are also in the Armed Forces Reserve/Guard are subject to call-up for active duty. It is NYIT policy to make every effort to support and assist our students who are in the military. Students who have been called for active duty must present a copy of their duty assignment orders to the registrar, and may select one or more of the following options:
The NYIT Department of Nursing has pledged to support First Lady Michelle Obama's national initiative Joining Forces to educate America's future nurses and commit to:
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