Veterans

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U.S. News ranks Fordham University #41 for Best Colleges for Veterans

Fordham University’s Office of Military and Veterans’ Services (OMVS) offers assistance to military-connected students transitioning from the military to civilian life, to pursuing higher education, to becoming a working professional.

Even in the face of the national cap on VA benefits, Fordham has reaffirmed and increased its Yellow Ribbon commitment to cover all tuition and fees for eligible Post-911 veterans (or dependents). Our guarantee applies to any of our three campuses, and to any of the nine Fordham colleges or schools to which you are admitted.

  • Fordham is one of the top-ranked Military-Inclusive colleges in NYC
  • Fordham is in the top ranks of other leading national publications for military and veterans
  • one of only five universities in New York state to be included in the "Keys to Veterans Success" listing by the United States Department of Education.
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Veteran Quicklinks

Undergraduate Student Veterans

If you are a prospective or current military-connected student, feel free to reach out to us to understand everything Fordham has to offer you. Email us at veterans@fordham.edu or call us at 212-636-6433.

Graduate Student Veterans

Are you a prospective military-connected Graduate student? Contact Anne Treantafeles, Fordham’s Graduate veterans' entry advisor, at 212-636-6602 or atreantafele@fordham.edu to discuss which Fordham program, school, and campus is best for you.


Contact our VA Certifying Officials (Enrolled Students)

Rose Hill/Westchester
(student veterans and dependents)
Ms. Seton Heslin-Scott
Email: heslinscott@fordham.edu
Office: 718-817-5905

Lincoln Center and Online Social Work
(student veterans and dependents)
Ms. Mara Saumell
Email: msaumell@fordham.edu
Office: 212-636-7717

 

Law School
(student veterans and dependents)
Ms. Ursula Duran
Email: uduran@law.fordham.edu
Office: 212-636-6872

Veterans News

Fordham Marches in Veterans Day Parade

Fordham Marches in Veterans Day Parade

On Friday, Nov.11, Fordham’s military community came together to march in New York’s 103rd annual Veterans Day Parade. ROTC students, student veterans, alumni, administrators, friends, and family joined fellow veterans to honor and thank American veterans for their willingness to serve and sacrifice for their country. The parade is the country’s largest Veterans Day event, …

Fordham Student Honored as 2021 Student Veteran of the Year Finalist

Fordham Student Honored as 2021 Student Veteran of the Year Finalist

Juvie Segovia, PCS ’22, was selected as a finalist for 2021 Student Veteran of the Year by Student Veterans of America, a nationwide organization that empowers student veterans through academic, professional, and personal development. Segovia was among 10 finalists from more than 1,500 chapters and 750,000 student veterans across the country.  “Juvie has a heart …

Project Hope: A Labor of Love

Project Hope: A Labor of Love

Eight years ago, Talia Padmore, FCLC ’25, started a tradition to give back to communities in need during the holiday season. This year, Padmore brought her home tradition to the Fordham community. She collaborated with Campus Ministry volunteers and the NYC Veterans administration to assemble 30 breakfast baskets with non-perishable items. The baskets were dropped …

On Good Morning America, a Tribute to a Fordham Grad Helping Veterans with PTSD

On Good Morning America, a Tribute to a Fordham Grad Helping Veterans with PTSD

“When you came home, your service didn’t stop there.” Those were the words that Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan said to Matthew Ryba, PCS ’15, in a surprise tribute to him on the ABC program on Veterans Day. Ryba is a Marine Corps veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who now serves …

Fordham Students and Veterans March in Veterans Day Parade

Fordham Students and Veterans March in Veterans Day Parade

Ram pride was strong on Wednesday, Nov. 11, as Fordham’s military community came out celebrate and honor the sacrifices of our nations veterans. ROTC students, student veterans, alumni, administrators, friends and family joined fellow veterans in New York’s annual Veterans Day parade. The parade, which first took place 102 years ago, is the largest in …

Gabelli School Graduates Establish Veteran Emergency Fund

Gabelli School Graduates Establish Veteran Emergency Fund

Ken Rogozinski transferred to Fordham in the 1980s after serving in the Navy; his brother Michael followed a few years later after his service in the Marines. During their time at school, they saw how veterans like themselves could use extra help with things like housing costs—particularly in a high-cost city like New York—or other …

Fordham Represents at Student-Veteran Conference with Jill Biden

Fordham Represents at Student-Veteran Conference with Jill Biden

Fordham was well represented at this year’s national conference for the Student Veterans of America (SVA) held on Feb. 20. Fordham SVA chapter president, Emma Cassidy, was nominated as a finalist for Student Veteran of the Year and Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata spoke on a panel for the two-day event—which included a keynote address …

Medal of Honor Recipient Speaks at a Fordham Fireside Chat

Medal of Honor Recipient Speaks at a Fordham Fireside Chat

The first living Iraq War veteran to receive the Medal of Honor visited the Lincoln Center campus for a fireside chat with veterans and members of the Fordham community on July 2.  David G. Bellavia, a 43-year-old retired staff sergeant from Lyndonville, New York, was an infantryman in the U.S. Army for six years. But …

Graduate School of Social Service Holds Conference on Military Social Work at West Point

Graduate School of Social Service Holds Conference on Military Social Work at West Point

This past April, the Graduate School of Social Service sponsored a three-day inaugural International Military Social Work Conference at the Thayer Hotel, United States Military Academy at West Point. Mary Ann Forgey, Ph.D., professor of social work, organized the conference with additional support from the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the Office …

The Victory Bell Rings Again, This Time to Honor Student Veterans

The Victory Bell Rings Again, This Time to Honor Student Veterans

The day before Fordham’s 2019 commencement, a tone of celebration echoed across the Rose Hill campus, over and over, as student veterans stepped up to the Victory Bell and gave its clapper a swing—ringing in a new tradition for the iconic bell that has military origins. The inaugural Victory Bell ceremony is “something special to …

Phillip Gregor, PCS ’19: From Air Force Sergeant to Art Student

Phillip Gregor, PCS ’19: From Air Force Sergeant to Art Student

Phillip Gregor likes to travel and he likes to take pictures. The former is something he is familiar with from his time abroad as a heavy equipment operator in the Air Force; the latter he’s learned at the School of Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS), where he’s graduating with a major in New Media and …