Use your veteran education benefits

If you earned the Post 9/11 GI Bill during military service, or the benefit was transferred to you as a veteran spouse or dependent, your education benefits may enable you or your spouse or dependent to attend Nazareth College (tuition, room and board) at no cost to you. Veterans' Enrollment Coordinator Chad Van Gorder can guide you.

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Why Naz?

  • Veterans' educational benefits aren't limited to community colleges. You can use the aid to attend Nazareth, getting a private-school education with small class sizes and professors who care about individual students.
  • Nazareth has an on-campus veteran liaison to support you with everything from navigating financial aid packages to managing the switch from military service to college. Night classes accommodate busy work/family schedules. And our York Wellness and Rehabilitation Clinics, counseling center, and student accessibility services are ready to help you thrive.
  • U.S. News & World Report declared Nazareth College one of the Best Colleges for Veterans in the Northeast, and a best value school, 2020.
  • College Consensus named Nazareth a best college for veterans in 2019, based on student interviews and results from the most respected college ranking systems.
  • G.I. Jobs Magazine has ranked Nazareth in the top 20% of colleges nationwide for delivering the best experience for military veterans.
  • Nazareth partners with the Veterans Outreach Center and Veterans Affairs to provide internships exclusively for veterans at vet-friendly businesses and organizations.
  • Vet support services within seven miles of campus include the Veterans Outreach Center and Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic.

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Chad's Experience

Back to college: "I thought my work ethic from my military service would carry over, but getting back in the classroom was a whole different dynamic — especially surrounded by people half my age."

Appreciating support: "The Nazareth faculty and staff were super supportive of me. I could be myself in and out of the classroom and not feel uncomfortable. When I served, success came with some ups and downs. I always had leaders and peers to get me through difficult times. It was refreshing to come here and know that I had those same supports while I got my degree."

— Chad Van Gorder '16 (social work) retired from the military after 21 years of service. He recruits, serves, and advocates for prospective and current veteran students at Nazareth College.

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College of Distinction

Nazareth is among a select group of top colleges and universities across the country hand-picked to earn a 2021-2022 Military Support College of Distinction for its awareness of the unique challenges military students face on college campuses and its support and cultivation of the skills that military students bring to the classroom.

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Testimonials by our veteran students reflect their personal experience and are not an endorsement of any branch of military service.