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, 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
Office of Student Affairs
Brian Mitra, Dean
Center for Career Development and Experiential Learning
Marisa Joseph, Director
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.
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.