What if a veteran is on active duty and has not yet been discharged?


New York State Education Law, Section 360, defines the term "veteran" as a member of the armed forces of the United States who served in such armed forces in time of war and who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from such service. Therefore, a student requesting the exemption must show a DD Form 214 indicating past, completed service. A student still actively serving is not yet a veteran. Alfred State interprets the law to include students who served active duty, were honorably discharged, and decided to continue reserve service as eligible for this exemption.  The key document will be the DD Form 214 indicating past service resulting in honorable discharge or release.

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