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Where to Begin

The NYMC School of Health Science and Practice is designated a Yellow Ribbon School by the U.S. Veterans Administration.

Begin the process of applying for the Department of Veteran Affairs education benefits at the VA website. They can help you determine if you are eligible for the Montgomery GI or Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program Post 9/11 education benefits. To determine your eligibility and begin the process of applying for the VA educational benefits, contact the VA directly at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (442-4551) or go to the VA website.

Other Special Benefits For Active Duty Uniform Services Members

50% tuition discount for online Master of Public Health and graduate certificates for active duty members of the Uniformed Services (military and U.S. Public Health Service). Students who are veterans and eligible for the GI Bill tuition benefit should use that benefit instead which typically covers their full tuition in the School of Health Sciences and Practice. In such cases, no further discount applies.

Yellow Ribbon program

The NYMC School of Health Sciences and Practice and the NYMC Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, an extension of the Post-9/11 GI Bill that enables active-duty military personnel, veterans and uniform services employees to attend NYMC at little or no cost. Through Yellow Ribbon, the VA and degree-granting institutions such as NYMC can allocate funds to cover any tuition balance not addressed by the standard Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit.

To be eligible, applicants must have served at least three years of active duty beginning on or after September 11, 2001. For more information, view the Student Application Policy/Procedures for the Yellow Ribbon Program.