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Veterans Resource Office

Veterans Resource Office
Student Center Building
Room 281
Phone: 914-606-6782, 914-606-6156
Email: veterans@sunywcc.edu

Veterans Programs

Community Resources for Veterans


Mission Statement 

The Veterans Resource Office at Westchester Community College is committed to providing Veterans and Reserve component personnel, as well as active duty, family members, and dependents, the support they need through a variety of programs and services, intended to make a seamless transition into the college environment.  Veterans are encouraged and supported to strengthen their existing foundation built through their military careers with additional career and internship opportunities, utilizing campus, community and national resources The College is devoted to assisting veterans and their dependents reach personal, professional and academic goals, and is committed to guide each from admissions to graduation, and beyond.


The Veterans Resource Office and financial aid counselors are highly knowledgeable in all of the GI Bill assistance programs including:

Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) GI Bill

Chapter 30 (Montgomery) GI Bill

Chapter 1606 (Reserve GI Bill)

Chapter 1607 (REAP)

Chapter 32 (VEAP)

Chapter 35 (Dependent’s Education Assistance)

Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)

If you have not applied for your benefits, start here: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/apply.asp


Internships
Help further transition your military leadership into the civilian workforce by participating in an internship program.  Westchester Community College collaborates with local and nationally recognized organizations to assist veterans in receiving a “real world” perspective in a variety of fields.  Get your foot in the door, learn new skills, increase your professional network, and potentially earn college credits!

Academic Advising & Counseling
The Counseling and Student Development Department is an umbrella under which services are available aiding in the success of students.  Personal, career and educational goals are identified and discussed through one-on-one advisement.  Counselors are available days or evenings, on campus and at extension sites, to develop educational plans, select and schedule courses, assist in assessing abilities and interests, assist with personal concerns, career planning and job placement help with any special needs and to help with available financial programs.

Personal Counseling
Several counselors are available to help you with personal problems.  They are skilled listeners and can help you to clarify issues enabling you to resolve problems.  Short-term on-campus counseling is available.  In addition, the Veterans Resource Office partners with community-based organizations to provide referrals for you and your family members for private confidential, supportive counseling services in most cases at no charge for the uninsured.


Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (After 2:00 pm by appointment)
Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Emergency appointments can be made outside of office hours by calling: 914-606-6156