Veterans & Military

This is the best time since the end of World War II for active-duty veterans to pursue a degree.

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The Veterans Affairs' Post-9/11 GI Bill™has extended education benefits to those who have performed active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001.

Whether you are active-duty military, a military family member, or a veteran, Clarion's degree and certificate programs will equip you for a range of high-demand professions. We'll help you meet your goals.

get-started-now-buttonAll programs are approved for the G.I. Bill™, and we offer competitive tuition rates for active-duty personnel. The Application Fee is waived for all Active-Duty military and veterans.


Beginning during the Fall 2017 Term, all Active Duty Service Members and their Dependents will receive a Tuition Rate of $250 per credit hour (maximum of $3,000 per term for a full-time student).  Active Duty Service members and their Dependents will also receive PA Resident Fee Rates per the published Tuition and Fee Schedule.

All Active Duty Service Members and Dependents should contact the Veteran Service Office via email ( or telephone (814-393-1630/2022) to verify status. In order to verify status, a Statement of Service from your present Command is required.

Also beginning during the Fall 2017 Term, students utilizing the G.I. Bill and having a Pennsylvania address (regardless of state of Permanent Address) will receive PA Resident Tuition and Fee Rates per the published Tuition and Fee Schedule. Contact the Veteran Service office with any questions via email ( or telephone (814-393-1630/2022).


Veterans Campus Resources

Veterans Certifying Official/G.I. Bill/Tuition Assistance (T.A.)
Financial Aid
EAP Funding
Veterans Scheduling Preference
Choice Act
Online Programs
Career Services
Counseling Services
Clarion Campus Student Veterans Association
Venango College Veterans Club
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Plus, we have been voted a top Military Friendly School for nine consecutive years. 

Clarion University is a Servicemembers Opportunity College.                                                   


Information and Library Science department heads veteran history efforts

Clarion University's Department of Information and Library Science is partnering with the Library of Congress to conduct interviews for the Veterans History Project. For additional information, contact Jim Maccaferri.


Veterans Scheduling Preference

Veteran students receive priority scheduling preference. Course scheduling preference will begin the first hour of registration along with other students who have priority registration.

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In accordance with the Act and the Higher Education Course Scheduling Preference for Veteran Students Act Guidelines, a "veteran student" is defined as an individual who:

1. Has served in the United States Armed Forces, including a reserve component and National Guard, and was discharged or released from such service under conditions other than dishonorable;

2. Has been admitted to a public institution of higher education in Pennsylvania; and

3. Resides in Pennsylvania while enrolled in the public institution of higher education.

Students who are veteran students and do not already have their military status coded in the system will need to provide a DD214 to the Registrar's Office to have their military status updated. Currently serving members will need to submit a copy of active duty orders.

Act 46 of 2014 requires public institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania to provide veteran students, as defined in the Act, with preference in course scheduling. Non-compliance may be reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by submitting the Higher Education Student Complaint Form form found at the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Questions regarding this scheduling preference, please contact the Registrar's office at 814 393 2229.

Active-Duty In-State Tuition Verification Information

In-state (resident) tuition rate provision – During spring 2011, Clarion University of Pennsylvania enacted in-state (resident) tuition rates for active duty military, spouses and their dependents receiving courses or other services through the Internet or other electronic means.

To qualify for this provision;

  • Active-duty military in-state tuition verification documents are needed:
    (Copy of Active-duty orders)
  • Active-duty military dependents/spouses in-state tuition verification documents are needed:
    (Statement from commanding officer)
  • Tax records

Documentation should be sent to the admissions office, c/o Associate Director of Transfer, Adult, and Graduate Admissions via mail at:

Clarion University of PA
Office of Admissions
c/o Associate Director of Transfer, Adult, and Graduate Admissions
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214

If you need further information or have questions, please contact Dana Bearer, Associate Director of Transfer, Adult, and Graduate Admissions at 814 393 2306 or 800 672 7171.

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Last Updated 6/1/18