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Veteran Services

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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 website.

Military and Veteran Student Educational Benefits

The Fashion Institute of Technology is dedicated to serving the needs of prospective and enrolled service persons and veterans in pursuing their educational goals. If you are planning on enrolling for military or veteran student educational benefits, this site can help facilitate your transition by providing you with the proper resources. All students eligible to receive veterans benefits while attending FIT are urged to complete arrangements with the appropriate agency in advance of enrollment.


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs determines the eligibility for educational benefits. If you or your family members are eligible for veterans benefits, FIT will certify your enrollment so that you or your family members can receive these benefits. To find out which benefits you qualify for and for an application, please visit U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: GI Bill®.

V.A. Certifying Official Herbert Walton serves as the liaison between FIT, its students, and the various federal, state, and local agencies concerned with veterans benefits. Any questions regarding these benefits should be directed to Herbert Walton at [email protected].

See also: The State University of New York: Military and Veterans

In order to activate your veteran student educational benefits, you are required to submit an application in accordance with your specific circumstance:

NOTE: Students utilizing V.A. educational benefits must enroll in a V.A.-approved program. Not every course may be eligible for benefits; therefore, we strongly recommend you meet with an academic advisor. The staff at the Academic Advisement Center will be able to assist you by mapping out your curriculum requirements, discuss your schedule of classes, as well as possible options for declaring a minor. Please contact the Academic Advisement Center to schedule an appointment at (212) 217-3080 or visit the Academic Advisement Center webpage. For additional information regarding eligible programs that are approved for V.A. benefits, you may visit the V.A.'s WEAMS Institution Search tool.

The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA educational benefits. To view and print a copy of an estimated personalized cost of attendance you can visit the SUNY Net Price Cost Calculator  and select Fashion Institute of Technology from the dropdown.  Additional financial information can be found at the NCES College Navigator site. 

The SUNY Financial Aid Plan (FAP) will provide a more in-depth analysis and accurate picture of student cost once the student has filed their FAFSA, completed a SUNY application, and has been accepted by a campus.