Veterans Services

Dutchess Community College is proud to offer academic advisement and support for military students and their family members. Our Certifying VA Official assists students in navigating the admissions, financial aid, registration, and graduation progress to ensure a smooth transition from military service to degree completion.

DCC is approved for study under the Title 38 US Code: Chapter 30 (New G.I. Bill), Chapter 31 (Vocation Rehabilitation Act), Chapter 32 (Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Act), Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 G.I. Bill), Chapter 34 (Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act), Chapter 35 War Orphans Educational Assistance Act), Chapter 1606 Montgomery G.I. Bill – Selective Service), Chapter 1607 (Reserve Educational Assistance Program – REAP), Army Tuition Assistance Program, National Guard & Naval Militia Tuition Assistance Program, Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) and Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). 

Benefits for educational plans are determined by the VA certification process and DCC enrollment status. For more information and applications, contact the Certifying VA Official in the Office of the Registrar.

We also offer:

  • Fee reimbursement for approved national proficiency exams
  • Military transcript evaluation
  • Assistance with nonacademic issues like career counseling and advisement on student clubs and social events.

For more information and assistance, please contact:

Stewart Dawes, Certifying VA Official, (845) 431-8029
E-mail: dawes@sunydutchess.edu