The University participates in all veterans’ education programs and is a Yellow Ribbon school. Learn more about your education benefits.
In 1944, Syracuse University helped lead the charge in the creation of the original G.I. Bill, and by 1948 topped the state in veteran enrollment. This legacy continues to be honored and expanded through initiatives like the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA), and the future National Veterans Resource Complex—a first-of-its kind facility in the United States.
From the moment you arrive on campus you’ll be greeted with this sense of commitment. Veteran and military-specific admissions counselors will assist you with the application process, the Veterans Resource Center will help you navigate your educational benefits, and a current Army Reservist will walk you through internships, networking, and career planning. Whether you want to take courses part-time, full-time, or need something with more flexibility—we’ll help you find your best path.
We work with you to find the courses, services, and programs that are best suited for your academic, professional, and personal needs. Our Career Services and VetSuccess centers on campus are dedicated to assisting you during this transition from boots to books and a full list of resource can be found below.
- G.I. Bill Education Benefits Form
- Use the G.I. Bill® Education Benefits Form to file for benefits every semester.
- Veterans Legal Clinic (VLC)
- The VLC assists veterans with claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs and discharge upgrades.
- Veterans Resource Center (VRC)
- The VRC is dedicated to providing services to veterans at the university, such as navigating military educational benefits like the GI Bill® and connecting with other veterans.
- VetSuccess on Campus
- We encourage, promote, and support veterans to be successful in their educational and career endeavors.
Programs and Initiatives
- Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)
- The IVMF is the first interdisciplinary national institute in higher education focused on the social, economic, education and policy issues impacting veterans and their families post-service.
- Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT)
- This institute is a multidisciplinary, university-based center for the study of national and international security and terrorism. The INSCT offers law and graduate studies and conducts incisive research and timely policy analysis. It is a joint initiative of Syracuse University’s College of Law and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
- Military Visual Journalism
- The Newhouse School is home to two Navy-sponsored programs that teach active-duty sailors photojournalism and broadcast journalism.
Military-Veteran Legacy Fund
The Syracuse University Military-Veteran Legacy Fund exemplifies the high level of University and community support for veterans and service members at Syracuse. Donations to the fund benefit students directly through scholarships, special programming, and projects like the construction of the National Veterans Resource Complex, which will be a center for academic research and community-connected innovation here on campus.
Syracuse University has a long–and on-going–history of commitment to the education of veterans and military-connected students. If you’d like to help honor that commitment, please give today.