Posted September 10, 2015 in Veterans
Statement from SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher on In-State Tuition for Veterans & Their Families
For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 10, 2015
Contact: Casey Vattimo; Casey.Vattimo@suny.edu; 518-320-1311
“Today, the State University of New York Board of Trustees approved the next step necessary to ensure that all veterans and importantly – their dependents, as well – can pursue a SUNY degree at the in-state tuition rate, regardless of residency.
“Military personnel, veterans, and their families living on our campuses and in the state’s communities deserve the same access to affordable public higher education that all New Yorkers enjoy.
“As SUNY works toward an ambitious completion goal of awarding 150,000 degrees annually by 2020, I am deeply proud of today’s Board action, which brings to a full circle New York State’s leadership as one of the early adopters of the federal Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014.”
About Tuition & Services for Veterans at SUNY
The SUNY Board of Trustees has taken action over the past few years to afford in-state tuition for non-New York veterans and military personnel stationed in New York State. Today’s resolution, along with one adopted last September for SUNY’s state-operated campuses, extends this access to their eligible dependents, in accordance with New York State Education Law and the federal Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014.
More information about Veterans Affairs at SUNY is available online. In addition, a sampling of recent efforts by campuses throughout SUNY to expand services for student veterans is featured on the SUNY Blog.
About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating nearly 460,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs on 64 college and university campuses, and online through Open SUNY. SUNY students and faculty across the state make significant contributions to research and discovery, resulting in nearly $1 billion of externally-sponsored activity each year. There are 3 million SUNY alumni worldwide. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu.