The Registrar’s Office is responsible for assisting veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and their families in obtaining their military educational benefits. We can assist you in applying for the benefit, certifying enrollment, and reporting any changes in enrollment to the VA. We serve as a liaison between the service member and the VA Regional Processing Office. For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg has been designated a “Military Friendly School.”
Application Fee Waived
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will waive the application fee for veterans.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2009. This program allows institutions of higher learning to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to fund tuition expenses that exceed the in-state tuition and fees of public institutions.
The University of Pittsburgh is a proud participant in this program. For more information contact the Registrar’s Office or call (724) 836-9899.
Military Call Up
If you are called up to active duty, you will need to provide a copy of your deployment order to the Office of the Registrar. We will arrange to drop your registration so you will owe no tuition for the term. In rare cases, there will be exceptions to this, depending on personal and/or financial reasons. Depending on the time of deployment, students may also opt to remain enrolled in their courses and request “G” grades for the class with the understanding that the coursework will be completed upon return from active duty.
Veteran Student Course Scheduling Policy
The Higher Education Course Scheduling Preference for Veteran Students Act (Act of May 14, 2014, P.L. 667, No. 46 (known as “Act 46”)) provides for Veteran Students to receive course scheduling preference at public institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania.
Veteran Student – An individual who (1) is a Veteran (as defined below) or is an active duty service member, (2) has been admitted to the University of Pittsburgh, and (3) resides in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania while enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh.
Veteran – An individual who (1) has served in the United States Armed Forces, including a reserve component of the National Guard, and (2) was discharged or released from such service under conditions other than dishonorable.
Veterans who completed their obligated service in the Reserves and National Guard but were not deployed to active duty are included in this definition of Veteran. Veteran Students may or may not be using veterans educational benefits at the institution. Act 46 applies to Veteran Students admitted to all for-credit courses and programs offered at the institution.
Course Scheduling Preference:
The priority enrollment period will begin the Friday before the published Monday enrollment period. Enrollment appointments for Veteran Students will begin at 8:30am the Friday before the standard Monday enrollment appointments, and will be assigned in order, according to credits completed. Veteran Students who have completed the highest number of credits will get the earliest enrollment appointments, while those who have completed the lowest number of credits will get the latest enrollment appointments. Enrollment appointment dates and times can be found in each student’s PeopleSoft Student Center.
If you have any questions or wish to update your Veteran status at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, please contact the Registrar’s Office, 120 Millstein Library, Greensburg, PA 15601 – Telephone 724-836-9899.
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 found at www.education.state.pa.us.
Choice Act, Section 702
Section 702 of the Choice Act states that all public institutions of higher learning must offer in-state tuition and fees to covered individuals no later than July 1, 2015. Find out more information on the Choice Act, by referring to the Choice Act Fact Sheet.