Veterans’ Services, a unit within the Office of the Registrar, assists veterans of the United States armed forces, reservists, and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans applying for and receiving education benefits in compliance with the regulations of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We support the College’s mission by serving students in a timely, informed, and courteous manner. As student advocates, we are committed to ensuring that our processes are tailored to your needs and complement student learning.

This website provides information about the GI Bill and other valuable resources at Ithaca College. We hope you find the answers to your questions here and welcome your comments.

Holley Westbrook, the VA certifying official at Ithaca College, serves as the liaison between the College and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and is responsible for processing requests for veterans’ benefits and verifying student enrollment to the VA. Certification includes the following:

  • Dates of enrollment
  • Total number of credit hours enrolled in
  • Change in enrollment status
  • Change of degree program
  • Transfer from another institution
  • Progress toward degree

For questions on how benefits including the Yellow Ribbon Program impact student financial aid and billing, please contact Wendy Rizzo in the Office of Student Financial Services at 607-274-3131.