Bureau of Veterans Education

The mission of the New York State Bureau of Veterans Education is to inspect, approve, and supervise programs offered by qualified educational institutions, training establishments, and tests for licensing and certification for Veterans, eligible persons, or reservists, under the standards and provisions of Title 38, U.S.C., Chapters 30, 32, 33, 35 and 36. In addition, the Bureau of Veterans Education provides outreach services to Veterans and to prospective institutions, and provides technical assistance and conducts compliance reviews to ensure accurate enrollment and management of eligible persons at approved educational institutions. The State Approving Agency serves as a critical point-of contact for institutions and facilities desiring to provide education/training under the provisions of Title 38, U.S.C., Chapters 30, 32, 33, 35 and 36.

The Bureau of Veterans Education ensures that New York Veterans and other eligible persons, utilizing their GI Bill® Education Benefits receive quality education and training through the approval of education programs at institutions of higher learning (IHL), non-college degree (NCD) institutions, apprenticeship programs, on-the-job (OJT) training programs, flight training schools, correspondence schools and state and national exams.

Helpful links:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs approved GI Bill® programs 

All questions regarding eligibility and payment of GI Bill® benefits must be directed to the USDVA at 1-888-GIBILL1.

Facilities may obtain information on how to gain approval by contacting New York State Department of Veterans' Services - Bureau of Veterans Education at 1-888-838-7697.


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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill