This webpage is designed to help students with military backgrounds make a smooth transition to college and navigate the many education benefits available. Please read below for information regarding enrollment into Hudson Valley and benefits and services available to students who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces or have family members who have served.
Whether you are planning to pursue a degree or just take a few classes, you can begin applying for military benefits at the same time you begin the enrollment process. Visit our Steps to Enroll for your guide to the enrollment process at Hudson Valley.
See the information on this page under Guides to Education Benefits for further information about what benefits are available and how to apply.
If you have questions regarding how to apply your benefits to you tuition bill, please contact the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 629-4545.
Guides to Education Benefits
The links below will open flyers that were created by Hudson Valley and are meant to assist students who are eligible for military benefits.
The first two list benefits opportunities for both members of the United States military and their families. The bottom two are specific to GI Bill® benefits and will guide students through applying for the GI Bill® and using those benefits at Hudson Valley.
More information about GI Bill® benefits can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of this page, which will direct you to the Veterans Affairs website.
All students using VA education benefits must self-report attendance to the college on a weekly basis. Attendance information must be collected by the college in order to comply with VA education benefits regulations. Use the link below to access the self-reporting attendance tool. To login, provide the username and password issued to you by the college. If you do not know you username and password, contact the Registration Information Center at (518) 629-7700.
Access the self-reporting tool.
Attendance must be reported at the end of each week of classes. You can report attendance beginning the Monday following the week for which you are reporting and will have access to do so through the following Sunday. Once that Sunday has passed, you will no longer be able to report attendance for that week.
New Veteran's Employment Center
The Department of Veterans Affairs worked closely with federal partners to develop the Employment Center, which is the single federal source for veterans looking for new career opportunities in the private and public sectors, as well as Servicemembers transitioning to the civilian workforce, military spouses and dependents looking for employment opportunities, GI Bill® beneficiaries transitioning from training to the job market and employers looking to connect with high quality applicants. This new site integrates multiple tools and resources for both job seekers and employers, including the Veterans Job Bank. Please visit www.ebenefits.va.gov and click on the Employment Center tab on the top navigation bar.
The Armed Forces Club
The club provides a means for people within Hudson Valley Community College to support the efforts of veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces. These individuals could be student veterans, relatives of veterans, supportive veterans from the community, or representatives from state and federal agencies who work with veterans.
Club website: http://clubs.hvcc.edu/armedforces
Club Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/HVCCArmedForces
Personal and Psychological Counseling
The Center for Counseling is here to help you with your mental, emotional, behavioral and interpersonal functioning, so that you can effectively achieve academic success.
Each semester, the college and the Hudson Valley Community College foundation offer numerous scholarships, some of which are specific to students who have served in the United States military. Be sure to check out these scholarship opportunities.
Services for Students with Disabilities
The college offers additional support services through the Center for Access and Assistive Technology and the Learning Disabilities Office. Veterans may contact those offices directly to inquire about services.
Veteran Peer Mentors
Veteran Peer Mentors, available in the Center for Academic Engagement, understand the unique situation of transitioning from the service to being a student. They are here to speak with you about your military service, help build camaraderie among veterans on campus and share information about the services available to students.