Office of Veterans Programs
Penn State’s College of Education is offering a 1-credit First Year Seminar called “Transition is the Mission” (EDUC 100, Class #31999, Section 008) at University Park during the Fall 2016 semester. The course is only open to student veterans and enrollment is capped at 25 students. Among other topics, the course aims to help student veterans maximize their VA benefits, get the most out of their college experience, prepare for post-college employment, and adjust to life outside of the military. If you have any questions or are interested in taking this course, contact the instructor, Erik Orient, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military Honor Cords: All graduating seniors who are military veterans, currently serving on active duty, in the reserve, or National Guard, or who will be granted a commission obtained through Penn State Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) are eligible to receive a red, white and blue cord to wear with approved academic dress at commencement ceremonies. Those personnel who have already been granted priority registration status are automatically eligible for an honor cord and may visit or contact (814-863-0465) the Office of Veteran's Programs at 325 Boucke Building during normal business hours to receive it. ROTC personnel may pick up their honor cord from their ROTC representative/office. Those personnel who have not been granted priority registration can visit this website, 'Priority Registration/Honor Cords' tab, for instructions on required proof of service and where to submit the documentation
University Park Summer 2016 and Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Certification Requests Forms are now available in our office at 325 Boucke Bldg and on-line.
Effective Summer 2015, all eligible veterans and dependents receiving Chapter 33, Chapter 35 or Fry Scholarship benefits will be eligible for in-state tuition regardless of residency. If you are a veteran and you are not using GI bill® benefits, please contact your campus Certifying Official to determine requirements to establish eligibility for the in-state rate.
325 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-0465
Office Fax: (814) 865-3815
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GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.