Military & Veteran Enrollment Services
The RIT Office of Veterans Enrollment Services (OVES) provides support services to current and incoming students as their advocate to ensure timely receipt of educational benefits from the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs and the State of New York. OVES maintains information on other sources of financial assistance and scholarships offered specifically to Veterans and/or their dependents. Accessible by telephone or walk-in, the OVES counselors are willing to assist either on-the-spot or by appointment, whichever compliments the student's schedule. The OVES staff member is available Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This availability ensures the on-campus student or the commuter, day school, evening, or distance, the support necessary to reach success at RIT. Often starting with Uniformed Service members or Reservist/National Guard Members, the OVES staff are ready to assist in helping identify the appropriate questions and help focus their direction to ensure these questions are answered clearly. From initial contact through program application, from benefit application through enrollment certification, from the Veterans Tuition Deferment to receipt of final benefit check, the OVES will help with related student matters. Special OVES programs include the RIT Veteran Deferment Program, RIT Disabled Veteran Scholarship, Tutorial Assistance, VA Work/Study, and VA claim development and appeal assistance. Our program is designed to assist transfer students with a smooth transition from community colleges to RIT. For targeted Veteran populations, we ensure community contact for external agency referrals. Uniformed Service members, Reservist/National Guard Members, Veterans and their dependents are encouraged to call or visit the OVES for further information.
|Contact Person:||Mandie Klingelhoffer, Director|
|Location:||Room A-126 in Bausch & Lomb CenterCampus Map|