Veteran & Military Services


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  • The State University of New York at Potsdam was recently named to the 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education magazine.  (Read More)
  • The State University of New York at Potsdam welcomes all students with prior military experience!  The Veterans Program is designed to assist you with the transition from the military to College life.
  • As a veteran, you are entitled to a variety of benefits that will help facilitate your pursuit of higher education at SUNY Potsdam.  To review your benefit options, please see: Department of Veterans Affairs

The Student Success Center provides Official Enrollment Certification to Veterans Affairs Services

VA Certifying Official
GoArmyEd Institutional Liaison
Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Program Liaison

Patrick Massaro
Military & Veterans Student Services Coordinator
Sisson 128
Phone: (315) 267-3398
Office Hours:
Thursday & Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Student Success Center provides official enrollment certification for our veteran students who apply for VA educational benefits to Veterans Affairs Services. The SUNY Potsdam Certifying Official is not an employee of Veterans Affairs. The Certifying Official serves as an advocate for Potsdam veteran students, assisting them with certification issues.

All students requesting certification for VA education benefits (G.I.Bill) for enrollment at SUNY Potsdam must complete the Veterans Certification Request Form Each Semester after registering for Potsdam classes:

Veterans Certification Request Form

This form may be mailed or faxed, but must be completed in full and submitted before certification for benefits will take place. We thank you very much for your cooperation with this process!

For information about the application process, please visit our Apply Now Webpage!