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Veteran Support Services

SUNY Potsdam welcomes all students with prior military Experience!

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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 SUNY Potsdam 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.

Veteran Support Services is here to assist you with the transition from the military to College life.

SUNY Potsdam is a proud supporter of all our Military Affiliated Students (MAS).  We as an institution thank you and your loved ones for your service.

We recognize and appreciate the challenges experienced by those serving, and those who have served in our Nation’s military, including family members. Our efforts to best serve and support our military affiliated students include providing a dedicated, experienced professional specifically to serve our military affiliated population with academic advising, financial aid and benefits counseling as well as advocacy and general counseling. Learn More about your dedicated support here.


Campus Support

Potsdam Campus
SUNY Potsdam Veteran and Military Support Services office is located within the Student Success Center, Sisson Hall Room 128. Located at the Corner of Barrington Dr. and Massena Dr.

Watertown Campus (By Appointment)

Mr. Gerrish schedules appointments for Watertown students via TEAMS and ZOOM. He conducts in- person support by appointment at the SUNY Potsdam offices located in the Higher Education Center on the SUNY Jefferson Campus

You can reach your dedicated support by emailing Mr. Gerrish at or by calling (315) 267-3398. The office fax is (315) 267-3268.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (also available by appointment)

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jeffrey Gerrish

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jeffrey Gerrish is SUNY Potsdam’s coordinator for military, veteran and adult learners. He brings a wealth of both military and educational experience to the position, after 29 years in the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard, and a career as a high school guidance counselor and assistant principal.

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