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To develop, foster and support a Student Veteran Community at Clarion University which will provide the resources for Student Veterans and their Dependents to succeed on campus, in the classroom, and in life.

We have identified several scholarships for military affiliated students (veterans, dependents, active service members, etc).  Please look at this file to identify external scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible for.  We are continuing to update and improve this spreadsheet, so continue to review for additional opportunities.  If you have any questions, please contact the Veteran Service Office.


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.

All 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.

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).


  • Veteran Priority Scheduling
  • Discounted Tuition Rate for Active Duty Service members and their Dependents
  • Transfer Credit for Military Schools and Experiences
  • Transfer Credits for CLEP and DSST Exams
  • Veteran Service Office Advocate (Becht 109)
  • Veteran Lounge (Becht 108)
  • Tutoring Assistance
  • Disability Services


During the past few years, Clarion University Military and Veteran Services has been honored with many prestigious badges, some of which appear here.

 National Guard

Members of the National Guard should also be aware that the Pennsylvania National Guard Associations has designated Clarion University a PNGAS Guard-Friendly School. The designation shows that Clarion’s learning environment is supportive of Pennsylvania Guard members and their families in pursuing post-secondary degrees.

Members of the National Guard and their family members should also be aware of PHEAA's Pennsylvania National Guard Military Family Education Program (MFEP). Together with the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, PHEAA administers this tuition assistance program for dependents (spouses and children) of PA Guard Members who enter into an additional 6-year service commitment with the Pennsylvania National Guard.


Plus, we have been voted a top Military Friendly School for 11 consecutive years.

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

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

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.

steps to enroll

  1. For information regarding Veterans/GI benefits please review Veterans information on the Financial Aid page.
  2. Remember to consult with your ESO-Educational Services Officer/Counselor prior to enrollment.
    Discuss opportunities to utilize Tuition Assistance with the ESO. If using TA, please inform
  3. Send Official transcripts and JST Joint Services Transcripts or CCAF transcripts to the Admissions
    Office: or via mail at Office of Admissions, Clarion University of
    Pennsylvania, 840 Wood Street, Clarion, PA 16214. JST (Joint Services Transcripts) can be
    requested electronically through the (JST) Home Page. JST and CCAF transcripts will be
    reviewed in order to apply transfer credits for military schools and experience.

    NOTE: Potential students who have not completed an application should include contact
    information and the proposed program of study. Once transcripts have been reviewed,
    information will be sent via mail and/or email explaining how many credits were accepted.

  4. Mail DD214 records to Office of Admissions, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 840 Wood
    Street, Clarion, PA 16214. (Admissions will send Financial Aid a copy of these records) If on
    Active Duty, provide a copy of your orders to

    DD214 - You will need to provide your Discharge Documents to receive credit for your
    experience. The university grants a maximum of four credits in HPE for active military service
    of four months or more with honorable discharge or continued reserve status. Credit is
    normally given for NFSS 111 (2 credits) and two NFSS activity courses of one credit each.
    To assure that the credit is granted, students should provide an honorable discharge
    document (DD214 or official letter from commanding officer stating active duty in years,
    months, days) to the Registrar's Office.

  5. Please complete an online application. Questions? Contact 814-393-2306 or Select "Veteran" in order to have the application fee waived.

Clarion University Contacts

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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Additional Contact Resources

If you have questions, contact:

Liza Kopp

Last Updated 4/28/22