Veterans Benefits

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Trocaire College was one of the first colleges in Western New York to provide tuition assistance to our returning Iraqi and Afghanistan veterans in appreciation for their service to our country. We are proud to have all our veterans and military dependents as students here at Trocaire College and we look forward to serving each of them as they continue their academic and professional goals.

Thanks to the support of federal, state and Trocaire College’s financial aid programs, most veterans and their dependents can attend Trocaire with little or no financial obligation. There are a variety of financial assistance programs available to reservists, veterans and their dependents all based on an individual’s personal military service record. Our hard working staff will go above and beyond to help military families that have served and sacrificed for our country.

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 

Assessment of Late Fees for Veteran Students

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), Trocaire College adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. Trocaire College will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students are required to:

  • Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Form 28-1905 by the First Day of the semester (per Academic Calendar);
  • Submit a request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.
Veteran Doc
 At Trocaire College, we know that veterans enter the classroom with a world of knowledge and experience. That’s why we designed our health programs to help you get the job you want—quickly, with growing opportunities for men. With small class sizes, direct access to professors, flexible schedules, advanced certifications and high job placement, Trocaire is here to help veterans succeed. Contact Admissions today for more info!
 There are growing opportunities for women in technology. Our technology programs are designed to help you get the job you want—quickly. Veterans appreciate Trocaire’s small class sizes, direct access to professors and flexible schedules, advanced certifications and career placement. Contact Admissions today to learn more!

Determining Eligibility and Applying for VA Educational Benefits

  1. A comprehensive benefit comparison chart can be found here. If you believe you qualify for any Veteran benefits, please use the VA’s benefit comparison tool to give you a rough idea of what your payments will be.
  2. Collect all necessary documents and information, such as the dates and service status for each period of military service, your DD214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty for most recent period of active duty, and any post-secondary education transcripts.
  3. Apply for benefits online or through the mail.

Online Applications

  • Use VONAPP (Veterans On-Line Application) to review the necessary paperwork to file either online or download a copy of the paper applications.
  • Paper Applications: Chapter 31 applicants use Form 28-1900. Chapter 35 applicants use Form 22-5490. All other applicants use Form 22-1990.
  • Mail to: VA Regional Processing Office, P.O. Box 4616, Buffalo, NY 14240-4616

Veteran Affairs Educational Benefits

  • Pay Charts
  • Chapter 30 (Active Duty)
  • Chapter 31 (VREA)
  • Chapter 32 (VEAP)
  • Chapter 33 (Post 9/11)
  • Chapter 35 (DEA)
  • Chapter 1606 (Reserve/Guard)

College Financing Plan Information

Trocaire College is committed to providing our students with clear information regarding

  • its costs, both direct and indirect
  • the types of financial aid available (both grant and loan)
  • other resources to help pay for any tuition costs

The Financial Aid office will send any incoming veteran a letter known as a Shopping Sheet which includes the above information customized for each individual veteran along with any other relevant information.

Contact Information

Jonathan Hudack
Director of Financial Aid


For Advisement and Academic Counseling, please contact:

Christine Ryan
Dean of Student Success & Director of the Title III Grant

Jody Lang
Financial Aid Advisor
(Last Names A-K)

For Wellness Center information, please contact:

Wellness Center