Veterans and Military-Connected Students

​Opportunity awaits

Syracuse University ranks among the nation's top schools for veterans, including being named the #1 Private School for Veterans by Military Times

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Green lights illuminate the Hall of Languages for the Greenlight a Vet campaign.

The support of military-connected scholars is central to the University’s mission, and includes commitments to affordability, academic success, and a comfortable fit within the student body.

One of the top reasons military-connected students choose Syracuse is academic breadth. You’ll select from among 200 majors and 100 minors within 13 schools and colleges, knowing that no matter what school you choose, you’ll find other students with ties to the Armed Forces.

In recognition of your service, your application fee has been waived.

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Reasons to Consider Syracuse

Using Your Benefits

Syracuse University participates in all veterans’ education programs and is a Yellow Ribbon school. With Yellow Ribbon, Post 9/11 GI Bill students can receive additional funding so that required tuition and fees are covered.

Most 100% Yellow Ribbon-eligible veterans are able to complete their education at Syracuse without any out-of-pocket costs for tuition or fees. If you do not have enough remaining eligibility to complete your degree or need additional grant options for your dependents, Syracuse has financial aid available to help you. View the tuition reference guide.

Veterans eligible for the 100% Yellow Ribbon Program or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Benefits also receive an annual $3,000 grant from Syracuse University to apply toward on-campus housing.

Notable Veteran Alumni

Syracuse University has long provided educational opportunities for veterans, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because of the perspective and experience service members bring to campus.

Meet with a Representative

Conveniently learn more about Syracuse University. Veteran and military-specific admissions representatives travel to events, bases, and community colleges throughout the country to meet with prospective students.


Office of Transfer and Veteran Admissions
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