University of Pittsburgh BradfordAdmissions
Veterans

For the third year in a row, we were named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

Our staff, faculty and students are committed to providing a welcoming atmosphere to all students. Veterans are no exception. A veteran can and should join the on-campus Vet Club by contacting the club advisor. This club offers vet students a place to meet with like-minded students who have experienced life outside of the classroom. In addition to the Vet Club, other events occur on campus each semester. In the fall semester, a Veteran's Day breakfast is held to acknowledge and appreciate those who have served, and this spring, a soldier form the Wounded Warrior Foundation will give a presentation. Also, the veterans in the graduating class of 2014, during the graduation ceremony, will wear red, white, and blue cords in recognition for their military service.

At Pitt-Bradford, we also try to make sure you have access to all the support you may need in your transition from soldier to student. If you have served our country in the Active Duty Military, the Reserves or the National Guard you may be eligible for education benefits. Under certain circumstances, spouses and children of veterans may also be eligible for education benefits. One of our veterans representatives is available to help you file all documentation related to the Montgomery GI Bill. You can contact Bob Dilks Jr., director of transfer and nontraditional student recruitment at dilks@pitt.edu (814-362-7693) or Melissa Ibanez, director of the financial aid office at finaid@list.pitt.edu (814-362-7550).

Please also see our Support Page for links to information and services for our veterans.

Please note that the Veterans Administration may require extra time to process new applications for education benefits. It is very important to begin the application process well in advance of the term in which you are planning to enroll. 

Now let's get started.

  1.  Apply for admission to Pitt-Bradford
  2. New and transfer students apply to receive your VA education benefits
  3. Returning students apply to receive your VA education benefits 
  4. Have your military experience reviewed  by Pitt-Bradford for possible credit
  5. Verify your enrollment and attendance  for monthly payments.
  6. Fill out the FAFSA, if you need additional financial aid (optional, not required)
  7. Schedule a  campus visit