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D'Youville proudly welcomes our Nation's veterans and military-affiliated families who served our country.
It's our turn to serve you.

A Best for Veterans Institution

D'Youville appreciates the selfless service that the U.S. armed forces provide to our country, and we try to reflect our appreciation in the benefits and services we provide to our military-aligned students.


Our Veteran Services Office (VSO) is committed to providing the best available services, programs and resources to veterans and dependents who attend D’Youville. Our focus is to assist veterans and their dependents or covered individuals in applying and processing educational benefits that they may be eligible for through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


Mission Statement

To provide a seamless transition for our nation’s veterans from military life, through their educational experience and into a meaningful career by providing high quality services, opportunities for academic success, personal and professional development.

Vission Statement
Empowering student veterans to achieve excellence beyond service

Educational Benefits: Getting Started

            Applying for VA Education Benefits

  • The first step is to submit your initial application for benefits electronically to the Veterans Administration. Exception: Applicants for Chapter 31 must follow the instructions found on the VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment page. 
  • Not sure what benefit to apply for? Go to the GI Bill® Comparison Tool
  • If you have any specific questions regarding the type of education programs you are eligible for or application procedures, please contact the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at 1-888-442-4551, or go the USDVA website.
  • Once the application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation notice of application or VA Form 22-5490/VA Form 22-1990, take a screen-shot of this page and submit to our Veterans Services Office at After about 30 days, the VA will mail you two hard copies of the “Certificate of Eligibility” from the Veteran’s Administration. Bring one copy of your Certificate of Eligibility or (COE) to the Veteran Services Office located in the Koessler Administration Building Room 206 for further processing.
  • Ensure to also bring a completed Veterans and Dependents Application Form (VAPP), this is an initial institutional application/agreement form for our records. See New Veterans-Dependents Checklist for further requirements and steps.

Contact Us

New Veterans-Dependants checklist


Veterans and Dependants application (VAPP)


Military Tuition Assistance Program

Tuition Assistance programs may be offered through the various branches of the military. For more information on these programs, students should contact the Education Service Officer (ESO) of their unit.

Students using tuition assistance must submit their Tuition Assistance Authorization/Voucher to the Veterans Services Office point of contact, Director of Veteran Student Accounts Phillip Pandy at

Other Financial Resources

Veteran Students are encouraged to apply for Federal Student Aid please visit our Student Financial Aid Services site here: Financial Aid FAFSA for more information. You may also contact them at

For information about Scholarships please visit the Scholarship website here:  Scholarships for more information.


Learn About the Resources, Grants, and Programs Available to Veterans

More veterans enroll at D'Youville than any other school in Western New York. Use the resources below to see why so many members of the military, veteran, and veteran-dependent students choose this school.

"GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at"