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Veterans and Military

Welcome to all of our military veterans, those of you still serving, and our military and friends. At CCC, we appreciate and value your service to us all, and we are committed to supporting your academic and career goals.

Accredited by the Veterans Administration for educational benefits to qualified veterans, and under Chapter 35, Title 38, U.S.C.

Our academic programs and services are designed to accommodate your schedule, location, and availability. Whether you want to begin your college career, restart your education, or get the skills you need to get the job you deserve, CCC provides an array of opportunities. CCC offers: teaching excellence; small class sizes; academic credit for military training; direct access to faculty and support services; and cultural and athletic activities. 

Academic Credit for Military or Other Training Programs

Credit for military or other training programs may be earned through any of the following means:

  • Military course work;
  • Non-collegiate institution-sponsored courses/workshops as recommended for credit by the American Council on Education;
  • Coursework approved by the New York State Education Department or a CCC associate dean;
  • CCC approved training programs offered through industry.

Wellness Requirement: Students with military training may receive transfer credit towards the wellness requirement (1 activity credit and 1 awareness credit) by submitting an official military transcript or a DD214 that reflects completion of basic training.

Credit for Prior Learning: This program acknowledges lifelong learning, including military credit, on-the-job training programs, exams (CLEP, DSST, etc.) and special assessment of life/work learning (portfolio) development.

Financial Benefits

  • Eligible Veterans receive a 100% tuition benefit. Eligible Veterans are New York State residents discharged under honorable conditions from the U.S. Armed Forces and who are:
    • Vietnam Veterans who served in Indochina between December 22, 1961 and May 7, 1975;
    • Persian Gulf Veterans who served on or after August 2, 1990;
    • Afghanistan Veterans who served during hostilities on or after September 11, 2001;
    • Veterans of United States Armed Forces who served in hostilities that occurred after February 28, 1961 as evidenced by receipt of an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal or a Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal.
  • Availability of GI Bill® (CH. 33, CH. 30, CH. 1606, CH. 1607, and CH. 31) and Dependent Education Benefits (CH. 35.). Please consult the G.I. Bill website (benefits.va.gov/gibill) for eligibility requirements, payment rates, and additional information regarding VA benefits.
  • Approved non-credit courses include: Real Estate Sales Person, Natural Gas Training, Certified Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide, Welding and Pharmacy Technician.

CCC Financial Aid Information for Veterans

Find answers to many common questions about the G.I. Bill®:

Military Records and Transcripts

Need your military records and transcripts? Contact the appropriate office listed below:


Resources for Veterans

The Warrior Scholar Project

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).