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 Office of Veteran Success (OVS) 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.
- Air Force ROTC
- Army ROTC
- Office of Veteran and Military Affairs
- 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.
- Office of Veteran Success (OVS)
- 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.
- Student Veterans Organization
- 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.
- Defense Comptrollership Program
- This 14 month program provides future comptrollers/resource managers with the conceptual perspective, practical and analytical tools, and skills required to excel in the resource management environment. Graduates are awarded a Master of Business (MBA) degree and an Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) degree. Students take 42 credits at the Whitman School and 18 credits at the Maxwell School.
Veteran Legacy Fund (VLF)
The Syracuse University Veteran Legacy Fund exemplifies the highest 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 conducted by the Student Veterans Organization (SVO).
Syracuse University has a long and ongoing history of commitment to the education of veterans and military-connected students. If you'd like to help honor that commitment, please give today.