Military information

Penn State Greater Allegheny offers programs for veterans

You served your country.  Now let Penn State help you achieve your goals.  

Many members and former members of the armed services have earned educational benefits as a result of their service. Eligible students may use their benefits to supplement their financial aid package. Veterans can be certified under several chapters:  

Chapter 30 
New G.I. Bill

Chapter 31
Vocational Rehabilitation

Chapter 32
Veterans Educational Assistance Program

Chapter 35 
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance

Chapter 1606 
Reservist and National Guard G.I. Bill

Veterans receive priority registration.  Please view the veteran priority registration form here

Veteran students must activate veteran educational benefits by contacting the campus veteran certifying official:

Dave Davis, admissions counselor
[email protected]

For Financial Aid information, contact
Robert Heyl, financial aid coordinator
[email protected].


Penn State Greater Allegheny, along with Penn State Fayette and Penn State New Kensington, will offer a few programs for military during the month of May, which is BACK2COLLEGE month for veterans.


Military Mondays

Visit our campus on May 8, 15, or 22 anytime from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and meet with an admissions counselor to discuss returning to college, receive an official review of your transfer credits from previous college and military transcripts, and receive a waiver of your Penn State application fee.  


Armed Forces Weekend

On May 19 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. or May 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit Westmoreland Mall (center court, lower level) on the weekend and help celebrate Armed Forces Day with Student Veterans of America members.  Talk with current SVA members about your military education benefits and listen to SVA members tell their stories about returning to school.  Also, you'll be able to find out about financing your education and discuss the admissions process.


Memorial Day Picnic

Penn State Fayette will host a family friendly barbecue for all Fayette, Greater Allegheny, and New Kensington current an prospective veteran students and their families.   

For more information about Penn State Greater Allegheny's Military programs, click here, or call Dave Davis, admissions counselor and Lt. Col, U.S. Army, at 412-675-9016.