Veteran Support

canisius military friendly


  • US News consistently ranks Canisius in the top 15 universities in the Northeast
  • Dedicated veteran’s support staff and services
  • Flexible military service credits
  • Finish your graduate degree in one year
  • 125 undergraduate & graduate majors, including online and 4+1 master’s degree programs
  • Canisius University will allow an individual to attend or participate in a program of education if the Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 beneficiary provides the school with a "Certificate of Eligibility (COE)".

GI Jobs Magazine Lauds Canisius as Military Friendly

For nine consecutive years, Canisius University is among the top institutes of higher education designated a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.  

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Old Main 304

Open to all veterans with student ID/swipe. Resources include: school supplies, snacks, beverages, computer access, television access and veteran reading material.


The Veterans Support office at Canisius University is dedicated to providing an environment that helps our veteran students achieve their academic and personal goals. Our staff is committed to creating a supportive and friendly atmosphere where students feel comfortable seeking assistance concerning both academic and non-academic issues.

Veteran Support Office

Sierra Bonerb
Griff Center for Student Success | Old Main 317
716.888.2485 | @email

Scott Badman
Certifying Officer
Student Records and Financial Services | Bagen 106
716.888.2307 | @email

For more information about your educational benefits, please contact:

Office of Admissions
716.888.2200 | @email
Toll Free: 1.800.843.1517

Student Records & Financial Services Center
Bagen Hall 106
716.888.2600 | @email  


For Federal Benefits

Toll Free: 1.888.GIBILL.1
 GI Bill ® Website

For New York State Benefits

New York State Department of Veteran's Services

Higher Education Services Corp (HESC)
Toll Free: 1.888.697.4372

For Erie County Assistance

Erie County Veterans Service Agency
95 Franklin Street, Suite 1254, Buffalo, NY 14202