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Military Veterans

Meet Members of our Military Veterans Community

Evelyn Z. Greg V.
Evelyn Zhang
"I realized that I needed to be in NYU Stern's world-famous entertainment media specialization..." read more
Greg Vadala
"Stern's finance pedigree, unrivaled location, and military-friendly environment position it as an exceptional launch-pad for military veterans..." read more


Fertitta Veterans Program

An innovative program specifically designed for U.S. military veterans and active duty students to support their transition to business school - financially, academically and professionally. Learn more.

Stern Military Summit

Each fall, NYU Stern hosts a day long admissions event for active duty and military veteran prospective students. Details of the Fall 2018 event will be posted here when available. 

Military Veterans Club (MVC)

The Military Veterans Club (MVC) provides networking opportunities to military veterans and exposes other students to military-style leadership. Club event highlights include:
  • Career panels for first-year MBA students
  • A speaker series featuring prominent military veteran business leaders
  • A charity fund-raising event for injured veterans at the New York Mercantile Exchange
  • An international skills workshop for students who served in foreign militaries

Veterans Benefits

For information on VA benefits, visit the NYU Veterans Benefits page.

NYU Launches Veterans and Military Resource Center

The new SPS-based center will serve as a single, essential hub for coordinating services, assistance, and connections for NYU veterans both within and outside the University.

Read More

Admissions Contact - Diversity Recruiting

Erica Hartsfield, Assistant Director

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Military Application Fee Waivers
Fertitta Veterans Scholarship
Yellow Ribbon Program
Advanced Civil Schooling Award
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA)

Military Application Fee Waivers
 U.S. military members and U.S. military veterans who have served on active duty are eligible for an application fee waiver. Just prior to submitting your application, email your request for a fee waiver to and include documentation of service.

Fertitta Veterans Scholarship
The Fertitta Veterans Program is an innovative program specifically designed for U.S. military veterans and active duty students to support their transition to business school. Thanks to the generous gift from alumnus Lorenzo (MBA ’93) and brother Frank Fertitta, the Fertitta Veterans Program participants will receive scholarship support that reduces their tuition to a flat $30,000 per year.  Students who qualify for veterans benefits, including Yellow Ribbon funding, will continue to be eligible to receive those benefits. Learn more about the Fertitta Veterans Program.

Yellow Ribbon Program
NYU Stern is pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. This program is available to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who are 100% eligible for the new Post 9/11 GI Bill. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Stern will contribute awards of up to $10,000 per academic year to eligible MBA students. The Veterans Administration will match these funds for a total award of up to $20,000 per year. Yellow Ribbon recipients will receive the funds for the duration of their MBA tenure Please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website for additional information on eligibility.

Advanced Civil Schooling Award
Any Full-time MBA admitted student who is having a portion of tuition paid for by the military through Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS), or a similar program, is eligible to apply for this award. The amount of the award will vary depending on the level of tuition support from the military. If selected for the award, it will cover any shortfall between the cost of NYU Stern tuition and the tuition funding from the military. Students must apply after admission to the program, but prior to enrolling. To apply for the award, please email with a brief statement of your situation and include all relevant documentation. Applications will be considered based on availability of funds.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA)
Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA) are given to eligible veterans pursuing full-time and part-time study in a graduate degree-granting institution in New York State. To learn more about eligibility for the program, please visit the New York State HESC program website.

Todd Gardner, MBA 2017

“There has honestly been an incredible amount of community at Stern. I am on the Community Committee, whose sole purpose is to ensure that we are fostering activities that bring everyone together." - Todd Gardner, Co-President, Military Veterans Club

Meet Todd