Veteran Services

State Aid

NEW YORK STATE VETERANS TUITION AWARD (VTA)

This award provides aid to eligible veterans matriculated in an undergraduate or graduate program or an approved vocational training program within N.Y.S. Eligible veterans for this program are N.Y.S residents honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces who have served in:

  • Vietnam/Indochina between 12/22/61– 5/7/75
  • Persian Gulf on or after 8/2/90
  • Afghanistan during or after 9/11/01
  • Vets who served in hostilities after 12/22/61 and received an Armed Forces, Navy or Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal

  • Eligible veterans receive up to 98 percent of the cost of the tuition. Bramson ORT College's part-time students receive awards that are prorated by credit hour. If a student receives TAP and it exceeds tuition, TAP will be reduced accordingly.

    Students have to apply yearly for payment by completing the FAFSA, TAP, and N.Y.S Veterans Tuition Award Supplement.

    NEW YORK ARMY NATIONAL GUARD FEDERAL TUITION
    ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ARNG FTA)

    Formerly the ACES Program, ARNG FTA is not specifically a veterans program, but offers NY ARNG soldiers from $250 per semester hour to $4,500 annually per soldier, not to exceed the cost of the course or program taken. The institution must be accredited but may include public/private colleges, universities, vocational, technical or trade schools within and outside of N.Y.S. ARNG also funds non-degree study at accredited institutions. While professional degrees are eligible, doctoral programs are not.


    MILITARY SERVICE RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIP (MSRS)

    This scholarship offers awards for spouses, children and financial dependents of a service person whose parent/spouse was severely and permanently disabled or killed at any time on or after 8/2/90 and was a state resident at that time. The awards allow for direct costs (tuition, fees, on-campus room and board, commuter student allowance, books, supplies and transportation) at a public/private university up to the cost of Bramson ORT College tuition.

    Students must complete the FAFSA, TAP application and the N.Y.S Military Service Recognition Scholarship Supplement.

    N.Y.S REGENTS AWARDS FOR CHILDREN OF DECEASED AND DISABLED VETERANS will grant $450 to eligible students whose parent(s) served during specific periods of time and died or suffered 40 percent or more disability, or are classified as missing in action or prisoner of war. Parent(s) must be current N.Y.S residents or have been N.Y.S resident(s) at the time of death/classified status. The FAFSA, TAP application and N.Y.S Children of Veterans Award Web Supplement is required. Students born with spina bifida whose parent(s) is a Vietnam veteran are also eligible and should contact HESC for detailed application instructions. Students should also request a Scholarship & Grant Payment Application to request payment.

    RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE AND RETENTION PROGRAM (RIRP) is a tuition benefit for active N.Y.S National Guard members. It provides eligible, qualified applicants who have completed advanced individual training within the N.Y.S 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. Students complete the FAFSA, TAP and DMNA96-1 form (available from one's individual National Guard unit).

    For more information, visit: www.dmna.state.ny.us/education

    NOTE:

    N.Y.S residency eligibility for awards is waived for a dependent or spouse of the service person who is on full-time active duty and is stationed in N.Y.S. Questions regarding eligible service or documentation may be directed to the HESC Scholarship Unit at 1-888-697-4372.

    Bramson ORT College values the training and experience you received during your military service. Bramson ORT College will evaluate your military experience as it applies to their academic requirements for a specific program, at their own discretion. The first step to obtaining credits is to request a transcript from your military service. Each service will provide unofficial personal copies and will send colleges an official copy of your transcript at no charge. Bramson ORT College's Registrar Office will assist with the transfer of credits and other steps needed to complete your enrollment and obtain your benefits.

    Army

    THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION REGISTRY TRANSCRIPT SYSTEM (AARTS) captures academic credits from military training and standardized tests with descriptions and college credit recommendations developed by the American Council on Education (ACE). Officers must use form DD-295 (Application for Evaluation of Learning).

    Navy and Marines

    THE SAILOR/MARINE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION REGISTRY TRANSCRIPT (SMART) is an academically accepted record that is validated by ACE.

    Please note: During the upcoming 2012-2013 school year, the Army and Coast Guard transcript systems will be merged into the Navy/Marine transcript system. The transcript will be called Joint Services Transcript or JST. From 2013, The JST will be available for all branches except for the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF).

    For more information, visit: https://smart.navy.mil/smart/welcome.do

    Air Force

    THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE AIR FORCE (CCAF) Automatically captures training, experience and standardized test scores. Transcript information may be viewed on the CCAF website at: www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts.asp

    Coast Guard

    THE COAST GUARD INSTITUTE (CGI) requires each service member to submit documentation for all training, along with an enrollment form, to receive a transcript. For more information, visit: www.uscg.mil/hq/cgi/downloads

    For more information, visit: https://smart.navy.mil/smart/welcome.do

    Navy and Marines

    THE SAILOR/MARINE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION REGISTRY TRANSCRIPT (SMART) is an academically accepted record that is validated by ACE.

    For more information, visit: https://smart.navy.mil/smart/welcome.do

    * Please note: During the upcoming 2012-2013 school year, the Army and Coast Guard transcript systems will be merged into the Navy/Marine transcript system. The transcript will be called Joint Services Transcript or JST. From 2013, The JST will be available for all branches except for the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF).