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Office of Veterans Programs

The Office of Veterans Programs at the University Park campus is organized as a comprehensive, direct service unit for veterans and Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) benefits recipients. The office is staffed by six full-time professionals and approximately twenty student veterans who work part-time under the provisions of DVA work-study. The staff and students provide services in the following areas: Outreach, Certification, Mentorship, and General Counseling. Follow the OVP Directory links to learn about our Office and the services provided.

 

 

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Penn State's Military Appreciation Football Game: Seats for Servicemembers Ticket Applications Now Being Accepted! Active duty, Guard and Reserve military, veterans, and fallen and Gold Star families are now able to apply online for free donated tickets to the Penn State – Iowa game on Saturday, Nov. 5. Follow this link for more info & registration link: http://www.gopsusports.com/ticke…/military-appreciation.html

WORLD CAMPUS WILL NOW BE PROVIDING ENROLLMENT CERTIFICATION OF VA EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS FOR ALL WORLD CAMPUS STUDENTS. FOR FUTURE QUESTIONS, INQUIRIES OR SUBMISSIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THEM AT 814-863-6638 OR EMAIL TO .

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 .   

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

Effective Summer 2015, all eligible veterans and dependentsreceiving 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.

Office Information:

325 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-0465
Office Fax: (814) 865-3815
Email:

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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.