Office of Veterans Affairs

Office of Veterans Affairs

York College is proud to welcome veterans and current members of the military to our vibrant community of student scholars. We are committed to supporting you from application to graduation. You’ll be joining a veteran community at York that is constantly expanding and thriving, while connecting with industry leaders in your chosen major. York College is the place heroes call home.

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We believe Veterans are exceptional individuals who deserve our proficient, dynamic, and compassionate advocacy in return for their service. Veterans have earned our respect and are our reason for existence on campus. They are our common purpose and all of our efforts are directed toward meeting their needs.

Email: Office: 718-262- 5298 Cell: (347)-921-0663

York College is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and its staff adhere to, and are trained on, the NACAC Code of Ethics.

Yes! Anyone receiving educational benefits must verify their enrollment each month to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in order to receive payment for that month. Your enrollment can be verified on the last calendar day of the month by using the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) system or by calling the toll free, Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone line, at 1-888-442-4551 or 1-877-823-2378.

Enrollment Support 

The York College Veteran Affairs Office and Enrollment Management staff support veterans and active-duty military personnel from the moment they start thinking about college to the day they walk across the graduation stage. We’ll help with everything from admissions applications, financial aid, veteran education benefits, and enrollment.

Financial Aid 

We encourage all military and veteran applicants to apply for financial aid. There are many different types of financial aid available, and we’ll ensure that you have the opportunity to pursue your education.  

To learn more please visit the financial aid options for veterans webpage.



Point of contact

Academic Advisement Center

Provides student-centered advising services and support

Kennybel Pena

Career Services

Assists students with their career development

Linda Chesney

Office of the Registrar

Ensures student academic progress by maintaining the accuracy and integrity of student records

Sharon Davidson

Center for Students with Disabilities

Ensures students with disabilities to have equal access to programs, activities, and services

Charmaine Townsell

Office of Admissions

Renders admissions eligibility decisions, prepares students for course enrollment

Rajendra Persaud

Counseling Center

Provides services that address the psychological, educational, social, and developmental needs of students.

Kim Melendez

Student Financial Services

Assists students with applying for TAP, and PELL, and students loans, default rate

Rashid Kenon

Office of the Bursar

Assists students with methods of payment of their tuition and fees.

Georgia Hanson

Child Care

Fosters an engaging and effective environment that respects and values child development

Charlene L. Dertinger

Women Center

Provides supportive services for the growth and development of women as they pursue academic and life-long goals

Nichole Acevedo

Men’s Center

Provides support that contributes to the improvement of enrollment and graduation of men

Roosevelt Smith

Health Services

Fosters health and well-being for all students at the college


Office of Veterans Affairs
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd Room 2D07
Jamaica, NY 11451
Phone: 718-262- 5298
Cell: (347)-921-0663

Office Hours
Mon-Wed - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday - 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Virtual Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday
12 pm - 1 pm


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