Veteran Services at FLCC

Military friendly school logo and a front view of the FLCC main campus building.

Finger Lakes Community College recognizes the sacrifices of those who serve in the United States Armed Forces. We are grateful for the service student veterans provide to our country, and we are committed to making the transition from the military to the classroom a successful one.

Military Friendly Campus

FLCC has received the Military Friendly School designation from VIQTORY every year since 2014. We earned gold status for the first time in 2022, placing FLCC in the top 20% of award recipients.

VIQTORY uses public data and surveys to establish its scores. The assessment measures a school's ability to meet certain thresholds for retention, graduation, job placement, repayment, persistence, and loan default rates — with an emphasis on positive student veteran outcomes.

The Military Friendly gold designation assures you that FLCC exceeds industry expectations for supporting military families and student veterans.

We provide veteran support services within three areas:

  • Securing as much college credit as possible for military services and training.
  • Delivering maximum benefits to student veterans and their dependents.
  • Establishing a supportive community for veterans.

College Credit for Military Service

Veterans can save tuition dollars and classroom time! Your service in the military may have earned you college credit. Finger Lakes Community College awards military students credit toward a degree based on training, coursework, and occupational specialty.

Details About College Credit

In-State Tuition

If you are a veteran that recently relocated to New York State but are unable to get a Certificate of Residence, you may still qualify for in-state tuition.

Contact Jon VanBlargan by email at jon.vanblargan@flcc.edu for more information.

Veteran Benefits

If you are a veteran — or a survivor or dependent of a veteran — you may be eligible for educational benefits. We can help you apply for these benefits, and connect you with student job placement, tutor support, and disabled veterans services.

Learn More About Veteran Benefits

Supportive Veteran Community

Connect with other veterans who have been successful in leveraging their military service to further their education. Finger Lakes Community College partners with the Canandaigua VA Medical Center to give veterans access to resources that can help ease the transition from military to civilian life.

Connecting Veterans


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 Finger Lakes 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.

"After retiring from 21 years of military service, FLCC became my extended family, supporting me during my entire journey. They ensure the success of all veteran students and their families. I'm grateful and blessed to be a graduate of FLCC."

Contact Information

Jennie Erdle-Krampen
Director of Student Life
Room 2120
(585) 785-1264
Jennie.Erdle-Krampen@flcc.edu