You are here: Home / Office of Veterans Programs / Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Benefits Information

If you served on Active Duty, you might be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For example, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for educational and housing expenses to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program. Check your eligibility status and the amount for which you qualify with your Service prior to enrolling.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member who is serving on active duty Title 10 orders in the paygrades of E1-E5, O1-O2, or W1-W2, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Department of Defense for education, training, and/or the occupational license and credentials necessary for a portable career.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member, you may be eligible for transfer of the service member’s Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to you.

Peer Counseling (formerly Veterans Outreach Office)

Our Peer Counseling Office was established to assist prospective students (veterans, reservists and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans) in their pursuit of higher education. Operators are student veterans trained to provide you with much of the information and points of contact you need to make an informed decision about postsecondary enrollment. They are located at the University Park Campus, but are ready to assist you no matter where you wish to enroll.

How to Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us any time. The outreach operators will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. However, because the operators are students, the office is open only when classes are in session and staffed according to class schedule availability. When available, you may contact them from 9am to 8pm (Eastern Time), Monday through Thursday and from 9am to 5pm on Friday, by phone at (814) 863-1798, or via E-mail at veteran@psu.eduIf your phone call is not answered, contact the main office front desk at (814) 863-0465, Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:45pm (Eastern Time) and one of our professional staff will assist you.