Colleges across New York State and around the country require students have health insurance. The good news is that if you’re an eligible vet, VA health care counts as coverage!
The bad news: if you don’t have any health coverage, many colleges will sign you up under their mandatory sponsored plans, which can be pricey––$500 and up per semester. As if books and classes didn’t cost enough…
So what are you waiting for?
To apply for VA health care, just fill out form 10-10EZ, online or on paper. You can also apply by phone or at a VA medical center near you.
Once you’re signed up, let your school know to waive the coverage they provide as soon as possible.