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Veterans and Military Affiliated Students

The SUNY Fredonia Veteran Affairs Office welcomes all active duty service members, reservists, National Guard, veterans of any branch, military affiliated students, and dependents. We strive to assist with the transition from military to academic life.

Veterans Affairs Student Application Checklist 

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Apply for VA Benefits.
  3. New Students Complete:
  4. Transfer Students Complete:
  5. Submit DD214, Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE), Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
    • Request a copy of your DD214 military service record.
    • Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) VA Form DD-2384-1 is used to determine eligibility to receive the Montgomery GI Bill® Educational Assistance Benefits (MGIB). Members must obtain their NOBE from their service unit of assignment.
    • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) is sent to service personnel after confirming eligibility with the NOBE.
  6. Fill out a SUNY Fredonia Veterans Fact Sheet to certify your enrollment to receive VA benefits.
  7. Transfer students must transfer their VA Education Benefits to SUNY Fredonia.
  8. Supply degree plan, for students receiving VA Tutorial Assistance.
  9. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  10. Visit the Veteran Financial Aid Information web page to use cost calculators and other resources.
  11. Visit the Student Accounts Office website.
  12. Contact Residence Life Office (if applicable) or call 716-673-3341
  13. Visit Disability Support Services for Accommodations (if applicable). For an appointment, call 716-673-3270.
  14. Complete the E-Services Critical Checklist to access your campus email, use WiFi, YourConnection, etc.
  15. Make an appointment with the Chautauqua County Veterans Services Agency (Veterans Only) or call 716-268-6030 to find out all your benefits.
  16. Current Students may apply for Veterans Scholarships:
    • SUNY Fredonia Veterans Scholarship
    • Courage & Honor Scholarship
    • Ronald L. and Marilyn M. Denison Scholarship

Online Forms

  • Veterans Fact Sheet  - All veterans and military affiliated students receiving any educational benefits must complete the Veterans Fact Sheet to initiate the certification process.
  • VA Repeated Course Notification Form


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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 website at

The mission of the Veterans Affairs Office is to:

  • Support active duty service members, veterans, and affiliated family members to maintain a diverse and highly qualified student body, faculty, and staff.
  • Commit to certifying accurate and timely veterans educational entitlements while striving to maintain a high level of customer service in assisting our students achieve their educational goals.
  • Assist students in making the transition from military to academic life by providing them with the access to information, tools and services that they are entitled to receive.
  • Provide and continue to expand on-campus military-friendly services and programs.
  • Uphold a military student bill of rights and participation in the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.    

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