From tuition policies to special services and events, Adelphi goes out of its way to serve veterans.

Veterans and active duty military are a big part of the Adelphi community. Through various support systems, we strive to make their pursuit of a degree as seamless as possible.

Here is how we help:


Veteran-Friendly Tuition and Fee Policies

If a veteran’s tuition payment from the V.A. department is delayed, “we don’t charge them a late fee or block them from enrolling in classes like we would with any other student who isn’t fully paid up on their bill,” said Shawn O’Riley, Ed.D., dean of University College.

Competency-Based Credits

Veterans enrolled in University College can receive credits for basic training and computer skills acquired in the military. (UC also awards competency-based credits to non-veteran adult learners.)

A Clean Slate Policy for Reservists

Adelphi doesn’t hold reservists deployed during the middle of a semester financially or academically responsible for that semester. When they withdraw from their courses, they receive a tuition refund, and a ‘W’ doesn’t show up on their transcript.

Student Veterans of America

A newly established chapter Student Veterans of America, which is a veteran-led club for veterans.

Veterans Resource Center

A small office allocated just for veterans at University College. The office has computers, a printer, charging stations and meeting space. University officials regularly hold sessions about topics like financial aid or veterans’ benefits at the center.

Efforts to Increase Visibility of Veteran Issues On Campus

In recent years, the University has invited veteran alumni back for Veterans Day, hosted veteran job fairs open to the whole community, held brown bag lunch meetings for faculty on veteran-student issues and hosted the New York State Veterans Mental Health Conference.

This piece appeared in AU VU, Fall 2014 issue.

For further information, please contact:

Todd Wilson
Strategic Communications Director 
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