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Veteran and Military Services

SUNY Oswego is dedicated to providing outstanding guidance, advice, advocacy and outreach services that reflect the unique needs of our veteran and military student population, along with their spouses and dependents.   Our staff will help you navigate your educational benefits, internships, networking, and career planning.  Whether you want to take courses part-time, full-time, or need something with more flexibility—SUNY Oswego is dedicated to help you find the educational opportunities that best work for you.

 

Distinctions

  • Best for Vets College by Military Times for 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016
  • Military Friendly School by Military Advanced Education for the past seven years
  • Military Friendly School by G. I. Jobs for the past six years 
  • Best Colleges for Veterans among Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report

Costs and VA Benefits & TA

Full-time active duty service members stationed within New York state, as well as their dependents, are eligible for in-state tuition rates. Honorably discharged veterans, regardless of their state of residency, are also eligible for the resident tuition rate.  SUNY Oswego's VA Certifying Official assists veterans and eligible dependents with the process of determining eligibility and receiving educational assistance benefits.

Campus and Community Resources

SUNY Oswego offers resources that are frequently utilized by our veteran and military students.  Staff members have experience working with the unique needs of our veteran students.

We also have relationships with several community organizations that many student veterans utilize.  These organizations support our efforts in assisting student veterans with the transition to civilian and college life. 

Why Oswego

Veteran Student Peer Advisor

Built on the camaraderie Veterans experience in the military, this  resource aims to create a sense of community and connection that contributes to academic and personal success by:

  • Easing the transition from military to  college life
  • Providing a direct connection to tutorial assistance available on campus
  • Promote the usage of the Office of Accessibility Resources
  • Assisting with the navigation of campus policies and procedures
  • Addressing challenges that may arise
  • Giving referrals to additional support  offices and/or community partners for assistance

Combat2Careers

Through individualized support, C2C will help student veterans acquire the skills and credentials needed to  obtain and succeed in jobs/careers in today’s workplace by:

  • Assisting with military to civilian and campus to careers transition
  • Implementing evidence-based career assessment and job development practices
  • Promoting  academic opportunities with career goals
  • Translating military experiences to align with civilian needs
  • Connecting campus, community, and Veteran-specific employment services
  • Engaging employers and other partners for employment, co-ops, and internships

The Veterans Club

The Veterans Club, an official chapter of the Student Veterans of America, provides a friendly and engaging environment to interact with those who may share many of the same struggles, excitement, concerns or interests. The organization aims to assist veterans in any way possible both on campus and in the local communities by focusing on academic and extra-curricular engagement activities. Without the formal structure of the military, the transition from soldier to civilian or soldier to student can be difficult. The Veterans Club aims to be there to assist in this transition by providing support, resources, activities and camaraderie for our returning military men and women and their family members or significant others. 

Staff

SUNY Oswego Division of Extended Learning Veteran & Military Services Ken Cisson
Combat2Careers Coordinator

Ken Cisson

151 Marano Campus Center
315-312-2270
kenneth.cisson@oswego.edu

Jennie Hoffman VA Certifying Official
VA Certifying Official
Financial Aid Office Staff

Jennie Hoffman

206 Culkin Hall
315-312-2248
jennie.hoffman@oswego.edu

Office

Division of Extended Learning

151 Marano Campus Center
Oswego, NY 13126

Contact

Phone: 315-312-2270
Fax: 315-312-3078
Email: extlearn@oswego.edu

Hours

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday