Statement from SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher on In-State Tuition for Veterans & Their Families

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;; 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


Donate Items & Write Notes to Soldiers Overseas: Holidays for Soldiers Program at UB

Posted November 27, 2013 in Did You Know?, New Students, Veterans

UB UNIVERSITY LIFE & SERVICES – Several UB offices are partnering to help make our veterans’ holidays more comfortable. From Mon. December 2 until 12 pm, December 13, 2103, the UB campus community is invited to donate items and supplies and write personal messages of support to improve the quality of life for our armed forces service members overseas. All items will be shipped overseas.
Spearheaded several years ago by Anna Bellia-Schwass, the Holidays for Soldiers program sends simple supplies and messages to soldiers in Afghanistan or to sailors deployed on Navy vessels all over the world. Anna has partnered with a shipping company that sends the items at no charge. Anna’s brother is a colonel in the U.S. Air Force.
Holidays for Soldiers: Collection Sites
Dec. 2, 2013 – Dec. 13, 2013
Bring items and supplies to the Collection Bins located here:
South Campus
· Veteran Services, 101 Allen Hall
North Campus
· Career Services, 259 Capen Hall
· Intercultural & Diversity Center, 240 Student Union
The most important items are:
· Toiletries

o Toothpaste
o Toothbrushes
o Deodorant
o Dental floss
o Razors
o Shaving cream
o Soap
o Shampoo

· Candy
· Books
· Board or Card Games (used is fine)
· Socks
· Mousetraps
· Air fresheners (flat pine tree-shaped kind)

Holidays for Soldiers: Note/Card Writing
Wed. Dec. 4, 2013, 12 pm – 2 pm
Student Union Lobby
Take a few minutes out of your busy day to brighten a soldier’s holiday by writing a brief personal note. Materials and postage will be provided.


NEW! Military Students Drop In Hours for Fall 2013

Posted July 19, 2013 in Veterans


Open to All Students Who Have Been in the Armed Forces

Quick Questions Answered about:

Undergraduate Academic Advisement
Military Credit
Financial Aid
Veterans Services on Campus

Where and When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Room 107C Norton Hall,
North Campus