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Veteran Services

Veteran Services FAQs

Can I receive credit for military training?

Most veterans receive 2 Physical Education credits for completing basic training after submitting a DD214 to our Admissions Office for evaluation. It may also be possible to receive college credit for other military training. Transcripts from military or other colleges should be submitted to our Admissions Office immediately upon admission to SUNY Niagara.

For information about obtaining military transcripts:

How do I apply for my veterans benefits?

Refer to “SUNY Niagara’s Admissions and GI Bill® Checklists” on the Veteran Services web page or ask to speak to the Veteran Services Coordinator (B-103) for specific information.

When will I receive my GI Bill® benefit payments?

Allow at least 4-8 weeks after your enrollment has been certified by the College for the first payment to process. Generally, you can expect to receive a payment by the end of the first month of school. As a reminder, payments are disbursed covering the prior month towards the end/beginning of each new month during the enrollment period.

Why is my GI Bill® check less than the monthly rate?

The most common reason a payment may be less than the monthly rate is that the first and last payment in an enrollment period are prorated based on the number of days in the month for which you are actually enrolled. Other reasons might include a deduction for an over-payment, or reduced training time after you received your award letter. If you have questions about your payment amount, contact the Veterans Administration through the “Ask a Question” page on their website or call 1-888-442-4551. Veteran Services (B-103) may be able to answer general questions regarding payment, but the Veterans Administration handles personal money issues.


Phone: 716-614-6873
Fax: 716-614-5291
Location: B-103

Questions about your eligibility or the status of your benefits should be directed to the Department of Veterans Administration (through the Ask a Question Page on their website).

VA Regional Processing Office
130 S. Elmwood Ave.
P.O. Box 4616
Buffalo, N.Y. 14240-4616
Fax: 716- 551-3241