Veterans Resource Center

The SUNY Adirondack Randles Veterans Resource Center supports America’s military heroes with valuable services for college success and beyond.

The Center includes The Battle Buddy Center and an office for the New York State Veteran Affairs Benefits Advisor

  • The Battle Buddy Center is a space on campus designated for our veteran students to interact, study, access computers/printers, and hold weekly Student Veteran Club meetings
  • The NYS VA Benefits Advisor is able to meet with students/veterans by appointment (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). In addition to helping veterans navigate applying for VA education benefits, our Veteran Benefits Advisor also offers the following services:
    • assistance for legally blind wartime veterans
    • financial assistance for burial and plot expenses disability benefits counseling
    • low-interest mortgage program information pension benefit assistance property tax aid
    • aid for wartime veterans and non-remarried surviving spouses, including financial assistance for long-term care facilities, nursing homes or in-home care
    • survivors’ benefits filings
    • vocational rehabilitation aid

SUNY Adirondack Application Checklist

Step 1: Submit a SUNY Adirondack application.

Step 2: Submit your official high school transcript or GED/TASC to the Admissions Office via email, 

Step 3: Submit your college and/or military transcripts.

Step 4: Once accepted, complete the Next Step for Accepted Students form. The Center for Student Success will contact you to schedule the following:

  • Placement Testing (Math and English)
  • Advising Appointment

Get your college military benefits

Step 1: File for your benefits

  • You will need your Certificate of Eligibility for Education Benefits to receive the education benefits to which you are entitled
  • If you don’t have this document or if you have questions, then you can contact our New York State Division of Veterans Affairs Benefits Advisor at

Step 2: Submit the following forms to the Registrar’s Office

  • Certificate of Eligibility for Education Benefits (Attained through step 1 or if previously requested)
  • DD214 (or the Form 2284 NOBE) — Member 4 copy (Access your military service records)
  • Form 22-1995 — Change of Program or Place of Training VA (Transfer students only)
  • VAF 28-1905 — Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Reentrance into Rehabilitation and Certificate of Status (Vocational Rehabilitation students only)

Step 3: File for Financial Aid

Resources for Veterans

  • College Access (Warren Hall) — answers questions about degree programs and enrollment procedures
  • Certification Officer (Warren Hall/Registrar’s Office) — certifies education benefits
  • Accessibility Services Office (Scoville Learning Center) — assists with support for disabilities and accommodations
  • Financial Aid Office (Warren Hall) — answers questions about State and Federal Aid available
  • Academic Support
    • The Center for Reading and Writing (Scoville Learning Center) — provides free feedback on your papers and help with reading and writing
    • The Math Lab (Scoville Learning Center) — offers free tutoring for math classes
  • Helpful Phone Numbers
    • College Access: 518-743-2264
    • Registrar’s Office: 518-743-2279
    • Counseling and Transfer Career Services: 518-743-2278
    • Financial Aid: 518-743-2223
    • Accessibility Services: 518-743-2282
    • Veteran Point of Contact: Ryan Thomas, School Certifying Official: 518-743-2279; email:

New York State Veteran Affairs Benefit Advisor (Jane Zalsky): 518-832-7744; email:

Related Links

Fast Facts

  • Only 15 percent of student-veterans are traditional-aged college students. Most student-veterans are between the ages of 24 and 40.
  • Around 27 percent of student-veterans are women
  • 47 percent of student-veterans have children
  • 48 percent of student-veterans are married
  • 62 percent of student-veterans are first-generation students

Did you know?

Veterans, their spouses and their children who are not New York state residents can attend State University of New York or City University of New York colleges and still receive in-state tuition.

The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA educational benefits. To view and print a copy of an estimated personalized cost of attendance you can visit the SUNY Net Price Cost Calculator  and select "Adirondack" from the dropdown. Additional financial information can be found at the NCES College Navigator site. 

The SUNY Financial Aid Plan (FAP) will provide a more in-depth analysis and accurate picture of student cost once the student has filed their FAFSA, completed a SUNY application, and has been accepted by a campus.