Pitt-Greensburg designated "Military Friendly"
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg has been designated a “Military Friendly School” for the second consecutive year by “G.I. Jobs” magazine.
Competing with more than 12,000 institutions nationwide, Pitt-Greensburg is ranked in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities, and trade schools who are doing the most to embrace America’s service members and veterans as students.This Military Friendly Schools list is considered the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the greatest opportunity and overall experience. This includes scholarship offers and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit, and other services to those who served.
During the 2011-2012 academic year, 67 veterans, their spouses, or children were attending Pitt-Greensburg with the assistance of Veterans benefits. Forty of these students received G.I. Bill Education Benefits, which provides all eligible veterans with an amount equal to the cost of attending a public, four-year college such as Pitt-Greensburg at the in-state, undergraduate student rate. Twenty-five of these students were eligible to receive Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Benefits, which provides tuition remission and a housing and book allowance. Two dependents of veterans also were eligible to attend Pitt-Greensburg under the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Benefits program. The University is also waives its $45 application fee for all veterans.
“The best resource for information about this program and eligibility is http://www.gibill.va.gov/,” said Linda Smith, registrar at Pitt-Greensburg. “It will provide the most up-to-date information, as well as a process for determining which benefit is best for each applicant.”
Two students receiving these benefits, Thomas Crowley of Greensburg and Donna Dineley of Pittsburgh, were recently as Green Scholars for the 2012-2013 academic year and will partner with Pitt-Greensburg faculty members to gain valuable research experience while receiving payment for their work.