Military Grants, Awards & Financial Aid
Did you know that members of the military and those in the ROTC program are entitled to exclusive benefits, including eligibility for state and federal aid? In addition to applying for federal aid via the FAFSA, Alfred University strongly encourages you to consider applying for additional financial assistance through the sources listed below. Step-by-step application instructions are provided.
Financial Assistance Resources For Veteran Students
GI Bill Application
GI Bill Eligibility Information
*For assistance in navigating the GI application process, please email our Military Affairs Liaison.
The VA has launched the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship program for students training in high demand STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. The Rogers STEM Scholarship will provide up to nine months of additional Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (to a maximum of $30,000) to qualifying Veterans and Fry Scholars seeking an undergraduate STEM degree or who have earned a STEM degree and are seeking a teaching certification.
The VALOR Scholar Award honors Veterans and their Advancement in Leadership Opportunities and Resilience by granting up to $1,000 toward books and supplies, tuition or housing. The VALOR Scholar Award is intended for a student at Alfred University in fields leading to careers that focus on psychology, counseling and mentoring. All US Veterans will be encouraged to apply for the award based on financial need and leadership potential.
For more information on how to apply please contact the Military Affairs Liaison.
How-To Apply for RIRP, NYS VTA Award and GI Bill
- Fall Semester: August 15
- Spring Semester: December 15
- Go to the RIRP application website
- Read the website page to understand the eligibility and requirements
- Complete the RIRP application form (MOU and DMNA form 96-1)
- Complete FAFSA and obtain the student aid report
- Complete TAP and obtain the TAP Award certification
- You will need the letter of Acceptance from the college/ university
- Email all 4 documents to the Education Service Representative
- RIRP Application (MOU & DMNA Form 96-1)
- FAFSA Student Aid Report
- NY State TAP Award Certification
- College/ University Acceptance Letter
Note: You will need Tax information. Note: Do not fill out anything below your signature.
FAFSA: Student Aid Report instructions
- Go to the FAFSA website
- Log into FAFSA
- Scroll down to “You Can Also”
- Select: “Print Student Aid Report”
- Select: “View Student Aid Report (PDF)” and save it to your computer
NY State Tap Award Instructions
- Go to the HESC website
- Go to “review my NYS Finical Aid Information”
- Log in to your account
- Next to “Tuition Assistance Program” select “Details”
- Screen shot or save page! You will need the information that is listed under “NYS tuition Assistance Program”
- Go to the HESC website
- Read the eligibility requirements
- See “How to Apply”
- Must have completed FAFSA and TAP
- Complete the VTA application
- Complete Applicant Information
- If you are not going to school for summer term or winter term (Allen term) then put N/A
- Upon completing send in the application by mail as instructed with the needed documents. (Will need a DD214). Keep a copy for your records.
- Go to the GI Bill website
- Press “apply online”
- Press “Find your education benefits form”
- Using for the first time will be Form 1990
- Updating your information for another degree will be Form 1995
- Answer 4 questions
- Press “Apply now”
- Press “Start you application without singing in”
- Fill out application
- Choose your benefit! NOTE: you will give up a benefit if eligible for more than one.
- Take picture of final screen of confirmation
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**Upon completion you will be mailed your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) which will need to be brought into Financial Aid.
Financial Assistance Resources For ROTC Students
Army ROTC Scholarships are competitive, merit based awards that are offered every semester to selected students participating in the ROTC program. ROTC Scholarships provide full financial assistance for college tuition and mandatory education fees OR you can get $10,000 towards room and board. Additionally, scholarship winners receive tax free subsistence allowance for up to 10 months of $420 per month and $1200 annually for textbooks, classroom supplies, and equipment. The first step in becoming eligible for a scholarship is to apply below. Step-by-step instructions are available under “How-To."
Army ROTC Scholarships are competitive, merit based awards earned by competitive students who wish to serve as an Army officer after graduating from college. ROTC Scholarships provide full financial assistance for college tuition and mandatory education fees or can be used for room and board expenses of $10,000 per school year. Additionally, scholarship winners receive tax free subsistence allowance for up to 10 months of $420 per month and $1200 annually for textbooks, classroom supplies and equipment. Students that qualify are eligible for 2, 2.5 or 3 year scholarships. For more information contact the Military Affairs Liaison.