Pursuing a vocation in ministry or theological scholarship can be a long journey of discernment and often is the result of a sense of calling. There is no "typical" theological student, no mold from which one must be cast in order find the right place for you. Please use these contacts, links and resources and you continue on your path to theological education.

Researching Your Federal and State Benefits

  • Federal: Contact the Veterans Administration to find out what benefits you qualify for under your military service contract or visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website. Many veterans qualify for more than one type of benefit, so you need to determine which benefit would help you best achieve your educational goals. To do this, you can use the Benefits Comparison Tool at the Department of Veterans Affairs website, or you call them at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (888.442.4551) from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central time Monday thru Friday.
  • State: See if you qualify for any state Veterans educational benefits. Visit this web page for information about the New York State Veterans Tuition Award (NYSVTA).

Download Your Military Records & Transcripts

Apply For Benefits Online or Via USPS Mail

  • Online:You can apply online for education benefits through VONAPP on the Veterans Administration website. Use the paperwork you gathered in “Step Three” to apply. You may need to scan these documents and upload them.
  • USPS Mail: Another way to apply for benefits is through mailing Form 22-1990 to the VA Regional Processing Office. Remember that when you mail the form you will need to mail in copies of all the paperwork you gathered in “Step Three.”

Northeastern’s Campus Resources

  • Counseling Services
  • Career Development
  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • The Learning Center – Tutoring Services
      VA may pay tutorial assistance to a student receiving benefits under chapter 30, 32, [35, or 106], section 903, or the Antiterrorism Act. The purpose is to help the student pay for any necessary tutoring. The allowance is a supplement to the claimant's monthly educational assistance allowance. Online Tutorial Assistance Form.

Veterans Outreach Center (Rochester, N.Y.)

Dave Oliver – Education Outreach Specialist
459 South Avenue Rochester, NY 14620

Veterans Outreach Center Services (Rochester, N.Y.)

For more information, contact the School Certifying Official:

585.594.6596 or