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Office of Veteran & Military Services

In State Tuition Policy

SUNY New Paltz’s Instate Tuition Policy for members of the U.S. Armed Services stationed in the State of New York and their Dependents

The payment of tuition and fees by any student enrolled at SUNY New Paltz who is a member or the spouse or the dependent of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States on full-time active duty or a member of the National Guard, or a Reserve Component and stationed in this state, whether or not a resident of the state, shall be paid at a rate or charge no greater than that imposed for students thereat who are residents of this state.


SUNY New Paltz’s Instate Tuition Policy for members of the U.S. Armed Services NOT stationed in New York and U.S. Military Veterans

The payment of tuition and fees by any student enrolled at SUNY New Paltz who is a U.S. Service member not stationed in the state of New York or Veteran whom has had a discharge of any character other than dishonorable, whether or not a resident of the state, shall be paid at a rate or charge no greater than that imposed for students thereat who are residents of this state.


SUNY New Paltz’s Instate Tuition Policy for Dependents of the U.S. Armed Services NOT stationed in the State of New York or the Dependents of U.S. Military Veterans

Such policy shall further provide that the payment of tuition and fees by any student attending SUNY New Paltz who is a Dependents of the U.S. Armed Services NOT stationed in the State of New York or the Dependents of a U.S. Military Veteran and not a resident of the state, shall be paid at a rate or charge no greater than that imposed for students thereat who are residents of this state if eligible for one of the Department of Veteran Affairs GI BILL programs.

Such policy shall further provide that the payment and fees by any student who is not a resident of New York State shall be paid at a rate or charge no greater than that imposed for students who are residents of the state if such student is enrolled in SUNY New Paltz and attending said institution or educational unit in accordance with the federal GI Bills and in compliance with all applicable eligibility requirements thereof:

  • A spouse or child using GI Bill benefits in which they are eligible for, or;
  • A spouse or child using transferred benefits who lives in New York State (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls into SUNY New Paltz within three years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more, or;
  • A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the State of New York (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls into SUNY New Paltz within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

If you have questions regarding your eligibly for instate tuition, please contact the Office of Veteran and Military Services at 845-257-3120

Procedure for filing instate tuition

Service members: If you are a Service member, and stationed in the state of New York, please provide a copy of your orders or memo from your Commander verifying your duty station to the Office of Veteran and Military Services. Once the Office of Veteran and Military Services reviews and verifies your supporting documentation, you will be granted in-state tuition.

Veterans: Please provide the Office of Veteran and Military Services a copy of your DD 214. The DD 214 will be used to verify your veteran and GI Bill status. Once both of these have been validated, instate tuition should be granted.

Dependents (Spouse/Child): Proof of relationship to Veteran and/or Service member must be provided to the Office of Veteran and Military Services in order to receive instate tuition. Acceptable forms to show proof of relationship are as follows:

LIST OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS TO VERIFY DEPENDENCY TO VETERAN AND/OR SERVICE MEMBER

All documents must be UNEXPIRED

 

Student must supply one selection from List A and at least one selection from List B.

LIST A

(Proof of Military Service)

 

Documents that Verify Parent and/or Spouse’s Veteran and/or Military Service

 

 

 

AND

LIST B

(Proof of Dependency Status)

 

Proof of Relationship to Veteran and/or Service Member

DD 214

Marriage License

PCS Orders showing NYS as duty station

Birth Certificate

Official memo from Commanding Officer verifying service

Tax Return

U.S. Military ID Card

Proof of Adoption

U.S. Military Dependent’s ID Card

DoD TOE Approval Letter

Leave Earning Statement

 

* There may be other source documents available that can verify military, veteran and/or dependent status. For those documents in question, please contact the Office of Veteran and Military Services.

** If the above documents are not available, please contact the Office of Veteran and Military Services to see if alternate source documents are available.

 

Please direct all inquiries to the Office of Veteran and Military Services at 845-257-3120/3124 or np-vms@newpaltz.edu