Veterans’ Benefits

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

Veterans’ Benefits

For over 130 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.

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

To view the Post-9/11 GI Bill Educational benefits tuition and fee cap for the academic year, visit the Veterans Affairs website.

  • Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB, Chapter 30)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR Chapter 1606)
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33 – Yellow Ribbon)
  • Veterans Readiness & Employment Program (Chapter 31)
  • Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)

To view details on each benefit, visit the Veterans Affairs education and training page.

Sample Breakdown of Veterans Assistance for a J.D. Student

Tuition and Fees (example): $64,824

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

Cost of Attendance (example): $88,583

Sample Financial Assistance

Post-9/11 GI Bill Education Benefits: $27,120.05

Yellow Ribbon Program NYLS Award: $11,978.60

Yellow Ribbon Program Veterans Affairs Matching Award: $11,978.59

Total Award: Up to the Total Cost of Tuition and Fees ($50,000)

Unmet Tuition and Fees Cost: $0

Unmet Living and Personal Expenses: $23,000

Total Unmet Expenses and Costs: $23,000

Unmet expenses can be paid through student loans or by seeking outside scholarship support. Two excellent and free online search engines are and U.S. News Additional Scholarship Resources.

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:
Robert McGrady
Office of Admissions and Student Financial Services
T: 212.431.2828

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