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SUNY GCC - Genesee Community College

Being a veteran or military aligned student (active, veteran, guard, reserve, family) presents its own unique set of opportunities, benefits, and challenges. It is our mission to help guide you through this critical process. Genesee Community College ensures educational access for its veteran student population. To that end, veteran students are not limited in any way to classroom activities, registration of courses, or access to library materials or other College facilities due to any delays in VA funds disbursements.

Genesee Community College does not require veteran students to use federal loan programs to cover any past due tuition charges due to a delayed VA fund disbursement.

No late fees are assessed to any student at Genesee Community College, whether due to delayed disbursement funding from VA or another cause.

With six campuses (Arcade, Batavia, Dansville, Lima, Medina & Warsaw) and many online degree programs, Genesee Community College has something for everyone in Western New York and beyond.

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Veteran with advisor

Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020

This act requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA educational benefits. To view and print a copy of an estimated personalized cost of attendance you can visit the SUNY Net Price Cost Calculator and select Genesee Community College from the dropdown.

The SUNY Financial Aid Plan (FAP) will provide a more in-depth analysis and accurate picture of student cost once the student has filed their FAFSA, completed a SUNY application, and has been accepted by a campus.

Available Campus Resources for Veterans

The campus veteran’s office will help you understand and most effectively utilize your benefits. We willingly offer assistance with financial aid, admissions, advisement, and anything you may require throughout your educational journey. Some of our services include:

Student Veteran Checklist

  1. Apply for Admission
  2. Complete the Free Application for Student Aid Your FAFSA application determines your eligibility for low or no interest student loans as well as state and other federal grants. Report any veterans benefits you will be receiving
  3. Compile all transcripts from previous colleges, high school and any military training
  4. Complete GCC’s ACCUPLACER Placement Test (if applicable)
  5. Complete & turn in Immunization Form
  6. Complete & turn in Certificate of Residence
  7. Consult an Academic Advisor & register for classes
  8. Consult with the GCC veteran’s Office about eligibility and use of benefits



9. Apply for educational benefits

10. Register for Orientation (not mandatory)
11. Utilize Additional Services & Resources
12. Fill out a Veteran Benefit Authorization Form before each semester!