MYCAA is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses. This scholarship helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or associate's degrees to gain employment in high demand, high growth portable career fields and occupations. Visit the MYCAA website for more information on eligibility.
Armed Forces Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process and restrictions.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) aids veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find and keep suitable jobs. If any training is needed, the VA will pay your training costs, such as tuition and fees, books, supplies, equipment and, if needed, special services. While in training, the VA will also pay a monthly benefit to help with living expenses. To receive an evaluation for VR&E services, a veteran must have received, or will receive, a discharge that is other than dishonorable and have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10%.
The MGIB-SR program provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Reserves and the Army and Air National Guard. This program does not require to serve on active duty to qualify.
REAP is an education program that provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserves, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) and National Guard who are called to active service. The educational assistance allowance payable under REAP is a percentage of the MGIB rate based on the number of continuous days served on active duty.
RIRP is a tuition benefit for active New York National Guard members. It provides eligible, qualified applicants who have completed advanced individual training within the NYS Military Forces (Army and Air National Guard, Naval Militia) the cost of tuition up to $4,350 per calendar year. It will cover tuition after all other financial aid has been applied to charges.
Visit www.dmna.state.ny.us/education for more information on eligibility.
This award will grant $450 to eligible students whose parent (s) served during specific periods of time and died or suffered 40% or more disability, or are classified as missing in action or prisoner of war. Parent(s) must be current New York State residents or was a New York State resident at the time of death/classified status.
Visit www.hesc.ny.gov (Military Corner) for more information on eligibility.