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Office of Military and Veteran Affairs

Office of Military and Veteran Affairs

Military and Veteran Affairs

The Military and Veteran Affairs Office (MAVA) serves the needs of prospective and enrolled active military personnel, Veterans, their dependents and survivors. MAVA aides in application and certification for students who are eligible to receive education benefits under various Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) programs. In this role, the MAVA team facilitates smooth transition and reintegration into the college community. We provide supplemental recruitment and retention efforts, various counseling and one-on-one advisement services, priority registration, in-state tuition, academic program information, and certify eligible students to receive DVA education benefits while maintaining productive relations with the Veterans Administration and other agencies serving Veterans. 

The MAVA Team works closely with many campus departments, and have created a point of contact bridge. Please see our list of support offices and the POC appointed for any inquiries

Admissions Services (The Village)
Javier Morgades
, Assistant Director
Office: V-100
Phone: 718-368-4561

Bursar's Office
Enrika Kohavi, Enrollment Bursar Director
Office: A-205
Phone: 718-368-5416

Office of Student Affairs
Cindy Lui, Executive Director
Office: A-216
Phone: 718-368-5563

Registrar (Office of Student Records)
Sandy Lujan, Associate Registrar
Office: A-101
Phone: 718-368-4955

Financial Aid Office
Ishani Gunasekara
, Financial Aid Specialist/Loan Coordinator
Office: U-201
Phone: 718-368-5620

Center for Career Development and Experiential Learning
Marisa Joseph,  Director
Office: C-102
Phone: 718-368-5115

Counseling and Health Services
Ilona Fridson
Psychological Counselor & Outreach Coordinator
Office: D-102
Phone: 718-368-5975

Access-Ability Services
Gail Glass-Malley
, Intake Coordinator/Counselor
Office: D-205
Phone: 718-368-5175

The Women's Center
Frances Robinson
, Program Manager
Office: M-382
Phone: 718-368-4700

BMI/Men's Resource Center
Michael Rodriguez
, Program Manager
Office: U-218
Phone: 718-368-5864

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Veteran Readiness and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA.  This school will not:

  • Prevent nor delay the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution, including but not limited to access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class;
  • Provide written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies. 

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:

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Kingsborough Community College and its agents including third party lead generators, marketing firms, or companies that own or operate the educational institutions will:

  • Ban inducements, including any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other item having a monetary value of more than a de minimis amount, to any individual or entity, or its agents including third party lead generators or marketing firms other than salaries paid to employees or fees paid to contractors in conformity with all applicable laws for the purpose of securing enrollments of Service members or obtaining access to Military Tuition Assistance (TA) funds. Educational institution sponsored scholarships or grants and tuition reductions available to military students are permissible, and;
  • Refrain from providing any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including TA funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance, and;
  • Refrain from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.