The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, as well as state and local government, offers a number of educational assistance programs for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents. Based on the time and length of service, as well as current status, veterans can be eligible for one or more of these programs.
All students, regardless of what benefits they believe they may be eligible for, should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.
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How to Receive Benefits at Columbia as a New Student
This VA checklist provides a useful overview of how to get started with receiving VA educational benefits. Please also review the steps below to ensure you receive your benefits at Columbia.
How to Receive Benefits as a Continuing Student
Each term in which you would like to receive VA benefits at Columbia, you must submit a Veterans Request for Certification form.
You may mail, hand deliver, fax, or email your certificate of eligibility and your veterans request for certification to Columbia's VA Certifying Official:
Office of Military and Veterans Affairs
202 Kent Hall
MC 9203, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027
If you have questions, please visit our FAQ page or email email@example.com.
Returning students: Submit your Veterans Request for Certification form
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