Thank You for Your Service

Seton Hill first welcomed veterans in 1946, when 40 World War II veterans were accepted as students to what had been, until that year, exclusively a women's college. We continue to honor the men and women who have served our country by assisting veterans, reservists, and guardsmen - and their families - in understanding and obtaining their military educational benefits, and by providing a supportive environment in which they can excel in their academic endeavors. 

Seton Hill University is a Military Friendly School

As a top-ranked Military Friendly® School, we understand the unique challenges of military students and are committed to helping you achieve your academic goals. 

Department of Defense Education Benefits

Military Tuition Assistance

The Department of Defense Tuition Assistance (TA) program offers funding for eligible active duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members. For military Tuition Assistance, service members begin the process by contacting their Education Service Officer (E.S.O.). Students using Tuition Assistance must meet with their Education Service Officer prior to enrolling in classes to ensure they meet eligibility requirements. The tuition assistance service usually pays the TA funding directly to the institution.

Each military branch has its own TA application form and procedures. To find out how to get started, visit your local installation education center, go online to a virtual education center, or click on the following links for each service branch:

When requesting approval for TA, use the federal school code OPE-ID 003362-00 for Seton Hill University.  Once your tuition assistance form is approved, please send a copy to the School Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Services and Registrar at beckel@hnrgrl.comSubmission of the approved tuition assistance form is required for each semester using TA benefits. 

V.A. Education Benefits

If you are a veteran, active duty service member, or dependent of either, you may be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.). The veteran and/or their dependents must first complete an application for benefits on the Veterans Administration (V.A.) portal. The VA will send the student a Certificate of Eligibility, which should be submitted to the School Certifying Official in the Office for Financial Services and Registrar at Seton Hill University.  Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill® page to learn more.

Full Tuition Paid for Veterans Through the Post- 9/11 GI Bill®Best Colleges for Veterans U.S. News & World Report

Seton Hill is proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide full tuition benefits to eligible veterans or their dependents through the Post - 9/11 GI Bill® and the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. Through the Bill, the VA will cover tuition for eligible veterans in an amount that equals the highest in-state tuition for a public institution of higher learning. Through the Yellow Ribbon GI Enhancement Program, Seton Hill and the VA will cover any additional tuition costs, so that veterans who want to attend Seton Hill can do so without paying extra tuition for attending a private institution. Eligible veterans or their dependents can also receive a book allowance and monthly allowance for housing costs. Military benefits are certified for the entire enrollment period. Seton Hill does not certify military benefits for a period shorter than the length of the semester for which the student is enrolled. For more information about this new benefit, visit Post - 9/11 GI Bill.

For those eligible, funding from the Veterans Administration, Seton Hill University, and other sources of grants and scholarships will cover up to the cost of tuition and fees based upon their eligibility. Federal grants and loans and state grants will be awarded based on VA, federal and state regulations.

Seton Hill seeks to maximize financial aid opportunities for all students. Thus, in cases where a student's total educational benefits are above direct tuition and fees charges, Seton Hill will reduce other forms of institutional aid.

Once the recipient's Yellow Ribbon entitlement has been exhausted Seton Hill may reinstate the institutional scholarships or grants to assist with unmet charges, provided the student has maintained satisfactory progress, conduct and attendance.

Post-9/11 GI Bill®

The Post-9/11 GI Bill®, also known as Chapter 33, provides up to 36 months of support for tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance, and a books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per year to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 10, 2001, or for individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.  Service members may elect to transfer their unused benefits to qualifying dependents.   

Seton Hill University is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.  If you qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, you also may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Slots for the Yellow Ribbon Program are unlimited for undergraduate programs (and limited to specific graduate programs).  

Required document to be submitted to the Seton Hill University School Certifying Official:

  • C.O.E. Certificate of Eligibility for the first time using this benefit, OR 
  • VA Form 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training for transfer students.

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Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD), also known as Chapter 30, can help you pay for education and training programs.  If you've served at least 2 years on active duty you may qualify for the Montgomery G.I. Bill.  Service members generally have 10 years to use MGIB-AD benefits after they leave active duty.  This benefit is not transferable to dependents.  

Required document to be submitted to the Seton Hill University School Certifying Official:

  • C.O.E. Certificate of Eligibility for the first time using this benefit, OR
  • DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty for first time using benefit.
  • VA Form 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training for transfer students.

Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserves (MGIB-SR)

Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserves (MGIB-SR), also known as Chapter 1606, provides up to 36 months of education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard or Air National Guard. 

Required document to be submitted to the Seton Hill University School Certifying Official:

  • C.O.E. Certificate of Eligibility for the first time using this benefit, AND 
  • N.O.B.E. Notice of Basic Eligibility for the first time using this benefit, OR
  • VA Form 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training for transfer students.

Survivors' and Dependents' Education Assistance Program (D.E.A.)

Survivors' and Dependents' Education Assistance Program, also known as Chapter 35, may provide benefits for dependents (spouse or child) of a veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability; or who is listed as a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action. This program offers up to 45 months of educational benefits. 

Required document to be submitted to the Seton Hill University School Certifying Official:

  • C.O.E. Certificate of Eligibility for the first time using this benefit, OR
  • VA Form 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training for transfer students.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, also known as Chapter 31, provides services to help with job training, education, employment accommodations, resume development, and job-seeking skills coaching for eligible veterans.

Required document to be submitted to the Seton Hill University School Certifying Official:

Obtain a purchase order authorization and Certification of Entrance into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status. Issued by the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor assigned.

Army ROTC logoArmy ROTC

At Seton Hill, you can participate in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) while earning your degree. This opportunity is available to students who meet the Army’s age and fitness requirements. Scholarships are available. Upon graduation, you will earn a commission in the Active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard. Learn more.

Seton Hill Contacts

To learn more about: 

  • The Post 9/11-GI Bill/Yellow Ribbon Program, please contact:
    Connie Beckel
    Seton Hill's Veterans Affairs Liaison & Assistant Registrar
    (724) 838-4219
    beckel@hnrgrl.com
  • Undergraduate Program Admission & Army ROTC, please contact:
    Undergraduate Admissions
    (724) 838-4281
    admit@hnrgrl.com
  • Graduate & Online Studies Program Admission, please contact:
    The Office of Graduate & Online Studies
    (724) 838-4208
    gadmit@hnrgrl.com

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