Information for active duty military members and your family members
Information for veteran students
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Jefferson Community College ranks high in helping active military and veterans earn the college credit they need. Due to our close proximity to base, a 10-minute drive, active duty military and their families have the benefit of taking classes on our main campus including lab sciences, art, music, culinary while stationed in the area. We are the only physical college campus within a 50 mile radius and one of the first to partner with Fort Drum Education. On average, 42% of Jefferson’s student body is comprised of soldiers, family members, veterans and retirees.
We offer many veteran services to former military personnel and their families. Over 500 veteran students attend Jefferson each year and we have numerous reasons why:
The College is honored to be acknowledged in the Military Times’ Best Colleges 2022 rankings!
Director of community services
Fort Drum Army Education Center
4300 Camp Hale Rd
Fort Drum, NY 13602
Educational Planner for Veterans Services
John W. Deans Collaborative Learning Center, building 15, first floor
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m; Summer 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA educational benefits. To view and print a copy of an estimated personalized cost of attendance you can visit the SUNY Net Price Cost Calculator and select "Jefferson Community College" from the dropdown. Additional financial information can be found at the NCES College Navigator site.
The SUNY Financial Aid Plan (FAP) will provide a more in-depth analysis and accurate picture of student cost once the student has filed their FAFSA, completed a SUNY application, and has been accepted by a campus.