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

Contact Information

VA Certifying Official
Holley Westbrook - (607) 274-1210

Telephone: (607) 274-3127
Fax: (607) 274-1366

Mailing Address
Office of the Registrar, Veterans’ Services
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, New York 14850-7013

Office Hours
Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at