Military & Veteran Students

Information for students who are a veteran or actively serving member of the armed forces.

Information for Military Students and Veteran Students

Penn State would like to thank you for your service to our nation. As you consider your future, Penn State is here to help you successfully pursue your educational endeavors. Whether you are actively serving in the military, or you are in the reserves, a veteran, or a military family member, we are very proud that you are considering Penn State and we look forward to having you join the Penn State family.

We are committed to supporting you, as we do all of our students, while you invest in your education. As military and veteran students, you have access to a great support system at Penn State and a number of valuable resources, which you can find here: Resources for Military/Veteran Students.

Residency Information:

Veterans using any chapter of the GI Bill, and dependents receiving and dependents receiving Chapter 33, Chapter 35 or Fry Scholarship benefits will be eligible for in-state tuition regardless of residency. If you are a veteran and you are not using GI bill benefits, please contact your campus Certifying Official to determine requirements to establish eligibility for the in-state rate. All active duty military and DOD employees (their spouse and dependent children) will receive in-state tuition provided they are stationed in Pennsylvania. Active duty military and DOD employees (their spouse and dependent children) enrolled in Penn State's World Campus will receive in-state tuition.

Military students at a Penn State football game

Penn State is recognized by many prominent publications and organizations as a Military-Friendly University. Whether you study on campus or online, you will have access to a wealth of resources to support you.

Admissions Process for Military and Veteran Students

If you are interested in starting or continuing your degree at Penn State, we are happy to outline the important next steps you need to take on your path towards becoming a Penn State student. As an actively serving member of the armed services or a veteran, you are classified as an adult learner at Penn State, so please review all of the requirements and information available for that student type as you consider applying to Penn State.

Please refer to the helpful navigation and feel free to contact us with any further questions you might have.