Veterans’ Benefits

If you are or were a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, learn more about veterans’ benefits at NYLS.

Veterans’ Benefits

Military Friendly School

For over 125 years, New York Law School has made legal study accessible to scores of men and women who are veterans of the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and National Guard and Reserves.

Many veterans, active duty personnel, and dependents can qualify for more than one educational benefits program including these:

  • Montgomery GI Bill® (MBIB, Chapter 30 and Chapter 1606)
  • Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP, Chapter 1067)
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
  • Post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP, Chapter 32)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (Chapter 31)

To learn more about veterans’ educational benefits and to access benefits applications, please consult the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill® website.

Benefits and Programs

Example of Benefits

NYLS Cost of Attendance for Full-Time J.D. Student Living on Own (2019–20)

Tuition and Fees (actual): $54,382

Living and Personal Expenses (estimate): $23,759

Cost of Attendance: $78,141

Financial Assistance (examples)

Post-9/11 GI Bill Education Benefits: $24,476.79

Yellow Ribbon Program NYLS Award: $15,900

Yellow Ribbon Program Veterans Affairs Matching Award: $15,900

Total Award: Up to the Total Cost of Tuition and Fees ($54,382)

Unmet Tuition and Fees Cost: $0

Unmet Living and Personal Expenses (estimate): $23,759

Total Unmet Expenses and Costs: $23,759

Unmet expenses can be paid through student loans or by seeking outside scholarship support. Two excellent and free online search engines are and

For more information on costs and financial aid, see the Tuition and Financial Aid page.

Contact Us

After applying for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department.

Email the Certificate to Please use “Veterans Benefits” in the subject line.

For more guidance, contact:
David Woods
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
T: 212.431.2828

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