Veterans Support Office at SUNY Plattsburgh
What is the Veterans Support Office?
The Veterans Support Office oversees all Veterans Support initiatives for the College and the Director of Student Conduct & Veterans Support serves as the main point of contact for:
academic and financial advising, including access to disability counseling, to assist military-affiliated students with completion of studies and with job search activities;
military-affiliated students seeking information about available, appropriate academic counseling, financial aid counseling, and student support services at the educational institution;
a basic understanding of the military tuition assistance program, ED Title IV funding, education benefits offered by the VA, and familiarity with institutional services available to assist military-affiliated students;
Depending on the nature of the request, the Veterans Support Office may provide assistance directly or refer to other individuals with an ability to provide these services, both on- and off-campus.
Some examples of additional services provided by the Veterans Support Office include: providing services which foster student retention and success, providing counsel and advocacy, assisting with the inherent transitional issues of becoming and being a college student, and educating faculty and staff on ways of better serving all military-affiliated students, and progressing the growth of the College as a - "military-friendly" institution.
Which students does this apply to?
- Active-duty military personnel
- National Guard may refer the Service member to other individuals with an ability to provide these services, both on- and off-campus
- Dependents of veterans (children and spouses)
Office Location & Hours:
Location: Kehoe Administration Building, Rm. 113B
Hours: Monday - Friday (8AM-4PM)
Resources for Prospective & Current Military-Affiliated Students:
SUNY Plattsburgh Veteran & Military Student Transition Guide: A resource tailored specifically to SUNY Plattsburgh to assist military-affiliated students acclimate to the campus.
The College Scorecard: A planning tool and resource to assist students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school.
The College Navigator: A consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition, fees, retention/graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates, and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool.
The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet: A model aid award letter designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to go to school.
Paying for College Website: A website that can be used by prospective students to enter names of up to three schools and receive detailed financial information on each one and to enter actual financial aid award information.
For more information:
Larry Allen, Director of Student Conduct and Student Veterans Support email: [email protected] Phone: 518-564-3282 Fax: 518-564-3284