From SUNY Big Ideas, 05/27/16 — Veterans often experience obstacles in the educational process that traditional students usually do not, such as full-time jobs, family responsibilities, or difficulties associated with disabilities. Despite these obstacles, the Military Times finds that veterans who attend schools on their Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 list tend to be in line with nonveteran students in terms of graduation and retention rates. The Military Times listed several SUNY schools—namely, SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Cobleskill, Monroe Community College, and SUNY Empire State College—in their rankings.
In particular, SUNY Cobleskill offers several financial benefits to veterans such as fee waivers and no-penalty deployment withdrawals. Veterans also have access to services and resources such as the Student Veterans Association, the Veteran Affairs office, and health care and counseling. In addition, SUNY Cobleskill accepts military transcripts, which transfer into credits.
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