SUNY Oswego's VA Certifying Official assists veterans and eligible dependents entitled to educational benefits studying under programs administered by the Veterans' Benefits Administration. The official can help students through the entire process from determining eligibility to receiving educational assistance benefits. Benefits are based on a student’s status: full-time, part-time, or less than part-time.
If interested in pursuing benefits covered under the GI Bill® please contact:
Financial Aid Office
406 Culkin Hall
7060 State Route 104 West
Oswego, New York 13126
Initial consultation may require 30 minutes or more, so please plan accordingly. To assist in this process, please be sure to bring the following items if they apply:
- Your SUNY Oswego acceptance letter
- Your Certificate of Eligibility
- DD214 for the veteran under which you are applying for benefits
- Notice of basic eligibility (if you are in the Reserves)
- Necessary paperwork to demonstrate eligibility for Chapter 35
- A record of previous college courses
SUNY Oswego permits any student receiving Chapter 33 or Chapter 31 benefits to attend and participate in coursework during the period for which a Certificate of Eligibility, Statement of Benefits, or VAF 28-1905 is received.
SUNY Oswego will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of funding from VA under chapter 33 or 31.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.