Office of Veteran & Military Services

Why New Paltz?

The State University of New York at New Paltz is a creative, diverse, challenging, and supportive environment where you get a degree from a highly selective university and an education rich in experience that will last a lifetime.

The Office of Veteran and Military Services is dedicated to helping new and current students with:

  • Applying to SUNY New Paltz
  • GI BILL® Benefits
  • Military tuition assistance
  • Laptop sign-out program
  • Common access card readers to access your service branch's website portal
  • 20 percent discount on in-stock regular, sale, promotional/clearance priced textbooks, rentals, eBooks, course packs, apparel, gifts & gear only with acceptable proof of identification for Veterans, Service members and Dependents
  • Free Parking Permit for Veteran & Military Students
  • Waived pre-enrollment deposit for veterans, service members, and dependents
  • Financial aid (PELL/TAP/VTA/scholarships)
  • Academic advisement
  • Tutorial assistance
  • Housing
  • Day care
  • Career advisement
  • Employment opportunities
  • Disability services
  • Counseling services
  • Student services
  • Partnerships with veteran agencies (I.E., Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW], American Legion, Women Veterans Residential Programs, Vet2Vet, and many more)
  • Homelessness
  • Health care
  • And much more…

Note: If you are an out-of-state student, please contact our office.


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