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

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Discounted Tuition Rates for Active Duty Military and their Dependents

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 ( to verify status. In order to verify status, a Statement of Service from your present Command is required.

In-State Tuition Rates for GI Bill® students

Students utilizing the GI Bill® and living Pennsylvania while attending classes (regardless of state of Permanent Address) will receive PA Resident Tuition and Fee Rates per the published Tuition and Fee Schedule.

Required Documentation:

  1. Proof of living in PA while taking classes (mortgage statement, apartment lease or on campus housing contract)
  2. Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for GI Bill®
  3. DD214 (release from active duty training) or military ID of service person

Contact the Veteran Service office with any questions via email (


  • 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, PennWest Clarion Military and Veteran Services has been honored with many prestigious badges, some of which appear here.

PennWest Clarion Contacts

Veterans Certifying Official/GI 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

“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 website at

Last Updated 11/23/22