Veterans Benefits

Veterans Benefits

Honoring Our Veterans

NYIT is proud to serve veterans of the U.S. armed forces. We encourage veterans and their dependents to apply for educational benefits to help pay for NYIT tuition and assist with living expenses while enrolled at the university.

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Why is NYIT a great choice for veterans?

  • No application fee for veterans.
  • Priority registration each semester for veteran/military students who have an honorable discharge, as well as dependent students.
  • Attractive financial aid packages, including our Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement program.
  • Troops to Teachers program that prepares you to teach a new generation of young learners.
  • Flexible military leave programs if you’re deployed or transferred (including a tuition refund).
  • Special Veteran Enrollment Days and staff specially trained in GI Bill® regulations.
  • Transfer credits for prior learning, including credit for military service and courses taken at previous learning institutions.

Why NYIT is the right choice for you

How to Apply and Receive Your Benefits

STEP 1 - Complete an Application to NYIT


Apply to NYIT.

Remember to use code VTRN to waive the standard $50 application fee.

STEP 2 - Apply for Financial Aid


Learn about financial aid opportunities at NYIT. Get a FSA ID and complete your FAFSA application.

NOTE: To complete your 2017-2018 FAFSA, you will need to manually input your 2015 federal tax information. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is not available. More information at

STEP 3 - Submit an Application for Veteran Education Benefits


Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website and complete your Application for Veteran Education Benefits (Form 22-1990). Apply online or print and fill out a PDF application.

STEP 4 - Submit your NYIT Veteran Services form


Once you’ve submitted your Form 22-1990, fill out and submit your NYIT Veteran Services form to Nancy Borchers via email at or by fax (516.686.1074) or by mail to the address below

STEP 5 - Submit Certificate of Eligibility to NYIT


Once you receive your Certificate of Eligibility from Veterans Affairs, forward a copy to Nancy Borchers via email at or by fax (516.686.1074) or by mail to the address below.

You will receive confirmation of your certification for veterans benefits once you’ve been accepted and enrolled at NYIT.

STEP 6 - Submit your military transcripts to NYIT’s Office of Prior Learning


Once you have been admitted to NYIT, have your military transcripts sent to NYIT for prior learning credit review.

STEP 7 - Apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program


You will be alerted by the Office of the Registrar when the Yellow Ribbon Program application process is open for NYIT students each semester. Application instructions will be provided via email at that time.

Veteran Student Events

Read Honoring NYIT’s Veterans on The Box.

Additional VA and Governmental Resources

Contact Us

Nancy Borchers
Office of the Registrar
Harry Schure Hall, Room 142-A
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
Phone: 516.686.1277
Fax: 516.686.1074

For questions about admissions, please reach out to Andrew Fong, veteran liaison and admissions advisor, at or 516.686.1031.