Apply to CUNY before the semester deadline, or applied to college as non-matriculated student. File FAFSA before deadline. Apply for NYS TAP Apply for NY National Guard Tuition Benefit before deadline (if eligible). Apply for G.I. Bill Benefits through your college’s certifying official. Provide copy of DD214 or DD2384 (issued by your unit) to your college’s certifying official and the VA. Apply for NYS Veterans Tuition Award. Apply for Veteran Work-Study.