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Veterans on Campus
US Armed Forces Seals
Hudson Valley Community College has a long history of helping our military pursue their educational goals. Whether you’re an active-duty service member or veteran, we’ll help you reach your college and career aspirations. It’s Hudson Valley’s way of supporting the men and women who have served our country.
  • Designated Military-Friendly by G.I. Jobs
    • In top 15% of colleges nationwide
  • Registered DANTES program participant
  • Credit for military training and experience
  • Assistance with Post-9/11 GI Bill® and other benefits
  • Evening, weekend, online, on-campus courses
  • Academic advisement and guidance
  • Armed Forces Club and support services
  • 350 military/veteran students enrolled
  • 94% job or transfer placement

This Web page is designed to help students with military backgrounds make a smooth transition to college and navigate the many education benefits available. Please read below for information regarding enrollment into Hudson Valley and benefits and services available to students who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces or have family members who have served.

Getting Started
Whether you are planning to pursue a degree or just take a few classes, you can begin applying for military benefits at the same time you begin the enrollment process. Visit our Steps to Enroll for your guide to the enrollment process at Hudson Valley.

See the information on this page under Guides to Education Benefits for further information about what benefits are available and how to apply.

If you have questions regarding how to apply your benefits to you tuition bill, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-4545.

Guides to Education Benefits
The links below will open flyers that were created by Hudson Valley and are meant to assist students who are eligible for military benefits.

The first two list benefits opportunities for both members of the United States military and their families. The bottom two are specific to GI Bill® benefits and will guide students through applying for the GI Bill® and using those benefits at Hudson Valley.

More information about GI Bill® benefits can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of this page, which will direct you to the Veterans Affairs Web site.

Self-Reporting Attendance
All students using VA education benefits must self-report attendance to the college on a weekly basis. Attendance information must be collected by the college in order to comply with VA education benefits regulations. Use the link below to access the self-reporting attendance tool. To login, provide the username and password issued to you by the college. If you do not know you username and password, contact the Registration Information Center at (518) 629-7700.

Access the self-reporting tool.
Attendance must be reported at the end of each week of classes. You can report attendance beginning the Monday following the week for which you are reporting and will have access to do so through the following Sunday. Once that Sunday has passed, you will no longer be able to report attendance for that week.

New Veterans Administration Program to Help Older Unemployed Veterans Gain Education/Training
The new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) is offering 12 months of retraining assistance to veterans. The program is limited to 45,000 participants from July 1, 2012, through September 30, 2012, and 54,000 participants from October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2014.

The Armed Forces Club
The club provides a means for people within Hudson Valley Community College to support the efforts of veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces. These individuals could be student veterans, relatives of veterans, supportive veterans from the community, or representatives from state and federal agencies who work with veterans.
Club Web site: http://armedforces.hvcc.edu/
Club Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/HVCCArmedForces

Personal and Psychological Counseling
The Center for Counseling and Transfer is here to help you with your mental, emotional, behavioral and interpersonal functioning, so that you can effectively achieve academic success.

Scholarships
Each semester, the college and the Hudson Valley Community College foundation offer numerous scholarships, some of which are specific to students who have served in the United States military. Be sure to check out these scholarship opportunities.

Veteran Peer Mentors
Veteran Peer Mentors, available in the Center for Academic Engagement, understand the unique situation of transitioning from the service to being a student. They are here to speak with you about your military service, help build camaraderie among veterans on campus and share information about the services available to students.

Questions? Contact Us:

Registrar’s Office
Hudson Valley Community College
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, First Floor
Phone: (518) 629-4545
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

GI Bill® Benefits
Phone: 1-888-442-4551


New Veterans Administration Program to Help Older Unemployed Veterans Gain Education/Training

The new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) is offering 12 months of retraining assistance to veterans who are:

  • Are at least 35 but no more than 60 years old

  • Are unemployed

  • Received an other than dishonorable discharge

  • Are not eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g.: the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, Montgomery GI Bill®, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance)

  • Are not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability

  • Are not enrolled in a federal or state job training program

The program is limited to 45,000 participants from July 1, 2012, through September 30, 2012, and 54,000 participants from October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2014. Participants may receive up to 12 months of assistance equal to the monthly full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill®–Active Duty program (currently $1,473 per month). Department of Labor will offer employment assistance to every Veteran who participates upon completion of the program.

Participants must be enrolled in a VA-approved program of education offered by a community college or technical school. The program must lead to an associate degree, non-college degree, or a certificate, and train the veteran for a high demand occupation. View a listing of academic programs offered at Hudson Valley Community College.

For more information about the program, go to: http://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.htm