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Military & Veteran Students

**No Student Fees for Active Duty Service Members!

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Military Friendly Award for 2024-25 top 10 school

Jefferson Community College ranks high in helping Active Duty service members and Veterans earn the college credit they need. Jefferson is located 10-minute drive from Fort Drum, NY, Active Duty service members 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 Center. On average, 42% of Jefferson’s student body is comprised of service members, family members, veterans and retirees. 

Military Affiliated students can:

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  • Receive in-state tuition rates at both 2-year and 4-year New York State colleges and universities
  • Eligible to apply for New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) grants
  • Have flexibility in scheduling with classes on campus, online and  directly on Fort Drum
  • Support to complete your degree from advisors that understand your unique situation

Veteran Services

Veteran Services assists Veterans, their family members, and family members of Active Duty servicemembers. Our professional staff are Veterans and understand military, civilian, and college lifestyles. Military affiliated students are in great hands at Jefferson!

How Veteran Services can help you:
Best for Vets Award for 2023

  • Receive academic advising support
  • Receive assistance applying for VA Educational Benefits
  • Develop relationships with local area service organizations
  • Access the private Veteran’s lounge
  • Build a transition support network

Active Duty Services

  • Dedicated active duty staff
  • JCC office on Ft Drum
  • In State Tuition
  • Student Fees waived
  • Assistance in applying for your tuition assistance benefit
The College is honored to be acknowledged in the Military Times’ Best Colleges 2023 rankings!



Active Duty Credit Programs

Betsi Bentz
Director of Community Services
(315) 786-2425 

Veteran Services & Military Affiliated Assistance

Scott Schulz
Certifying Official
(315) 786-2449

Non-credit Credentialing Programs

Workforce Solutions
(315) 786-2233


Jefferson Community College 
John W. Deans Collaborative Learning Center (CLC)
Building 15, First Floor
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 786-2283

Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Summer 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fort Drum Army Education Center
4300 Camp Hale Rd
Fort Drum, NY 13602
(315) 786-6566

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Summer Hours, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Workforce Solutions
SUNY Jefferson Community College
Jules Center, Bldg. 6, Rm. 6-014
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 786-2233

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00a.m. to 12:00 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.