COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the GI Bill

Please stay informed by monitoring the University at Albany's COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) site.

The Veteran & Military Student Service Office (VMSS) will keep veterans and dependents using veteran benefits updated as information becomes available.

We have received confirmation from the SUNY Veteran Services Coordinator of the following:

"The State Approving Agency HAS approved the switch to online so right now it is business as usual though the term — students will receive payments until the end of the term."

Simply stated, veterans here at UAlbany will not experience any change in their GI Bill benefit entitlement for this term as a result of UAlbany moving to online instruction due to COVID-19. 

However, anyone using GI Bill benefits should contact VMSS anytime you make a voluntary change to distant learning outside this specific event (e.g. COVID-19 adjustments) as this can impact benefit entitlements.

Again, information will be shared immediately as clear policy and guidance is provided.


See the Veteran Affairs FAQs on COVID-19