The Center for Veterans and Veteran Family Services

Welcome Veterans!

Daemen College thanks you for your service and welcomes you to our website. Many of your questions will be answered here, but we encourage you to take advantage of the Center for Veterans and Veteran Family Services at Daemen College for guidance.

Upcoming Events

Veterans Day Breakfast - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Mission Statement

In order to support veteran and veteran family members’ succeed in post secondary education, Daemen has established the Veteran Affairs Center. As a Military Friendly College, the Daemen’s Veterans Center strives to coordinate its services in order to help each and every veteran student – as no student is the same.

Military Friendly School

For the sixth year in a row Daemen College has been named a Military Friendly School by GI Jobs Magazine and Victory Media. This recognition comes after a survey of over 10,000 VA-approved schools nationwide and takes into account numerous factors important to veteran students, including military support on campus, academic credibility, and academic credit for military service.

Yellow Ribbon College Program

Daemen College is a part of the Yellow Ribbon College Program. Incoming Daemen students may be eligible for lower tuition rates and other undergraduate fees under this Post -9/11 Bill. For more information on the Yellow Ribbon click here and see if you are eligible. For FAQ click here, for facts concerning the Yellow ribbon program.

Daemen Veterans Breakfast & Flag Installation Ceremony

Daemen Veterans Breakfast & Flag Installation Ceremony

On November 11th, 2014 Daemen College hosted a continental breakfast to honor all of those who have served our country. Almost 20 veterans were recognized at an appreciation breakfast hosted by the college’s Center for Veterans and Veteran Family Services. In keeping with the military coin giving tradition as an expression of thanks to current and past service members, veterans at the event were each presented a specially created Daemen coin bearing the college’s logo. Among those attending the breakfast were Daemen President Gary A. Olson, State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer and State Assemblyman Raymond Walter.

At an afternoon flag installation ceremony, dozens of students from several campus organizations and clubs placed small flags along the front walkway. Congressman Brian Higgins, a strong advocate for veterans affairs, joined the Daemen community for the flag installation ceremony.

Why Daemen?

  • Daemen is a small private college located in Amherst, New York, minutes from exit 50 on the New York State Thruway.
  • Daemen has an excellent academic reputation.
  • Our student-to-professor ratio is 15-to 1. You will not get lost in the crowd.
  • Daemen offers an impressive array of majors, both undergraduate and graduate.
  • In addition, Daemen has been awarded the designation of "Veteran-Friendly College". This can mean that for  veterans or veteran family members qualifying for acceptance to Daemen, their college education may be fully paid by their veterans benefits.

Financial Aid Available

  • There are numerous Veterans Administration and New York State Educational Assistance Programs offering financial assistance to veterans for continuing education.
  • The fact is, once accepted as a student at Daemen, many veterans may find that their tuition costs are fully covered by their benefits.
  • See covered benefits for detailed information about specific programs

For Information

We invite you to come in, take a tour, get a feel for the campus, the facilities, the people, and discuss the veterans benefits available to you.

The Center for Veterans and Veteran Family Services at Daemen College: Please contact Kevin Fricano @ 716-839-7678 or e-mail

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