Resources

Resources

Contact Info | Veterans Benefits | Additional Aid for Veterans
Reserves or National Guard
| Dependent of a Veteran
Returning from Duty | Leaving for Duty | ROTC

Primary Contact Information

On-Campus
Office of Educational Financing
408 Lewisohn Hall
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-5410

Any GS Student can be added as a recipient of the GS Student Veteran News & Announcements emails by submitting this form.

University Military and Veteran Affairs website

Veterans Affairs Regional Office
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Regional Office
P.O. Box 4616
Buffalo, New York 14140
Phone: (888) 442-4551

Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Regional Office
245 W. Houston Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (800) 827-1000; (212) 807-7229
Fax: (212) 807-4024

Veterans Benefits

Firstly, prospective and admitted GS students should consult the financial aid page for veterans benefits.

If you or one of your family members are in the military, you may obtain information regarding educational opportunities, the GI Bill®, and the Veterans Educational Assistance Program by consulting the GI Bill website, the education office at the nearest base, or the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, P.O. Box 4616, Buffalo, NY 14140; (888) 442-4551.

For information on veterans benefits for New York State residents, contact Nedra Gordon, Office of the Registrar, 210 Kent Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 or call 212-854-2515.

If you have never received any V.A. education benefits, you must bring a copy of your DD214 form (photocopies are acceptable) to the Office of the Registrar, 210 Kent Hall. The Office of the Registrar will fill out a V.A. 22-1999 form and send it to the Veterans Benefit office.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by V.A. is available from the Veterans Benefits Administration web site.

Reserves or National Guard

If you have never received any V.A. education benefits, you must bring a copy of your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) form (photocopies are acceptable) to the Office of the Registrar, 210 Kent. The Office of the Registrar will fill out V.A. form 22-1999 and send it to the Veterans Benefit office.

Dependent of a Veteran

If you already have a V.A. File Number and information stating that you are eligible for benefits, you should bring all your information to the Office of the Registrar, 210 Kent.

If you have not already received a file number and eligibility information from the Veteran's Administration, please contact the V.A. Regional Office for information. Many of your questions may be answered by visiting the V.A. website.

Returning From Duty

GS Academic Resource Center - Provides a variety of support services to GS students. In addition to individual tutoring in a variety of subject areas, the ARC offers workshops designed to improve students' learning strategies.

Health Services - Provides integrated, accessible services and programs that support the well-being of the campus community, and the personal and academic development of students.

Counseling and Psychological Services - Supports the psychological and emotional well-being of the campus community by providing individual counseling for students, couples counseling for students and their partners, student life support groups, and medication consultations. Emergency consultations are available to the entire university community. Alfred Lerner Hall, 8th Floor; (212) 854-2878.

Office of Disability Services - Facilitates equal access for students with disabilities by coordinating reasonable accommodations and support services.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Official website.

Making the Connection: Support Services for Veterans - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

New York State Division of Veterans Affairs - Provides benefits counseling and advocacy for veterans.

PTSD Recovery Programs - Resource for PTSD recovery programs and centers

Leaving for Duty

Any student who is a member of the National Guard or other reserve component of the armed forces of the United States or of the state-organized militia and is called or ordered to active duty will be granted a military leave of absence for the period of active duty and for one year thereafter.

Upon return from military leave of absence, the student will be restored to the educational status attained prior to being called or ordered to such duty without loss of academic credits earned, scholarships or grants awarded, or tuition or other fees paid prior to the commencement of active duty. The University will credit any tuition or fees paid for the period of the military leave of absence to the next enrollment period or will refund the tuition and fees paid to the student, at the student's option.

Students in need of a military leave of absence should contact their advisor in the Dean of Students Office.

ROTC

Columbia participates in the Army and Air Force ROTC programs. Both the New York City Army and Air Force ROTC programs include students from schools throughout the New York City area. The New York City Army ROTC program is based at Fordham University. The New York City Air Force ROTC program is based at Manhattan College.