Serving those who serve us
Here at Mount Saint Mary College, we are grateful for all the servicemen and women who protect our country. We are pleased to offer courses and programs specifically for veterans and active duty military both on campus and at West Point and provide a number of resources for those interested in obtaining their degree from the Mount.
Satellite Program offered on post at West Point
We have a satellite office at the Education Center on West Point, NY. The Mount Saint Mary College representative can offer information about the accelerated degree programs, undergraduate majors, graduate majors, and Post 9-11 benefits.
What we offer:
- Academic advisors
- Accelerated 8-week courses offered in the evening and on weekends
- Accept Post 9-11 GI bill
- Accept Tuition Assistance
- Accept Vocational rehab
- Career assistance
- Classes offered online and main campus
- Counseling Services
- Dining Services
- Disability Services
- Financial Aid assistance
- First year dedicated librarian
- Graduate degrees
- Gym access
- Health Services
- Rolling admissions
- Room and board (must be single)
- Undergraduate majors
- Work study
- Writing Center
- Yellow Ribbon school
Discounted tuition rate
Please contact the Financial Aid office for more information.
Active Duty, Veterans, Spouses, and Family Members: Students may use their military branch Tuition assistance program (ActiveDuty Only), Post 9-11(Veterans, Spouses or Family members only), Reap, Veap, and Vocational Rehab programs (Chapter 31 Veterans Only). Financial aid is also available.
Yellow Ribbon: The Yellow Ribbon Program can help you pay for higher out-of-state, private school, or graduate school tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill does not cover. Find out if you are eligible here.
Tuition Assistance: Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members.
Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes, and restrictions. The money is paid directly to the institution by the individual services.
Additionally active duty members may elect to use the GI Bill "top-up" in addition to their service provided TA to cover high-cost courses.
TA is not a loan; The TA should be viewed as money you have earned just like your base pay.
Check out the detailed pages explaining the program regulations for each service:
Military at the Mount
"After graduating from Duchess Community College, I started looking for a school that had social work and a department that worked with adult learners who have a learning disability. I graduated from the Mount in 1997 and 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and a master's degree in Elementary & Special Education. Prior to completing my degree, I served in the U.S. Navy and was looking for a school that worked with vets.
The college is light years ahead of a lot of other colleges when it comes to veteran’s education. The Mount is a good choice for a veteran because it makes registering very easy with no hassle and has very friendly employees willing to help. In addition, the Education Department went above and beyond what I expected in order to assure that I would be successful. Choosing the Mount makes adjusting to the college life easier because you feel supported.
While studying at the Mount, I was able to complete internships at Gardnertown and Temple Hill School. Overall, my experience with the college has been nothing but positive. It is a great college with great staff that make the entire experience a wonderful memory." ~Timothy Johnson, Mount alumnus
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