First and foremost, we thank you for serving our country and look forward to helping you pursue a degree here at Pitt.

Over 500 veterans currently call themselves Pitt Panthers, and we are happy to assist you throughout the application and financial aid process.

Start by scheduling a Pre-College Advising Appointment through the Office of Veterans Services. The next step is applying. When you complete the application for admission, you will be asked if you are a veteran. When you enter “Yes” a fee waiver will automatically be applied.

Application Process

  • If you have not attended any schools since high school graduation, please apply as a freshman. If you have attended a college, university or other post-secondary school after graduating from high school or earning a GED, apply as a transfer student.
  • Admission materials required of freshman or transfer applicants are also required of veterans. Exception: prospective freshmen who are veterans and have not taken a SAT or ACT, will be exempted from that requirement by applying for admission to the College of General Studies.
  • Veterans, like other applicants, are reviewed on an individual basis in a holistic way. Using the Short Answer Questions to highlight experiences in the military, additional training, leadership opportunities, educational pursuits, and/or advancements/promotions, will help the admissions committee in its holistic review process. Military transcripts may also be provided. While we appreciate others taking the time to write recommendation letters on your behalf, we find letters are beneficial in very limited circumstances (for example: providing context for variance in your overall academic performance). We recommend that you submit responses to the Short Answer Questions and use that space to explain or clarify what most recommenders would cover in a letter.
  • You may reach out to the admissions contact for veterans with specific questions:

Financial Aid

  • Our office administers state and federal student financial aid programs, with the exception of veteran’s educational benefits. These benefits are administered by the Office of Veterans Services. If you need financial assistance you can utilize traditional financial aid along with your veterans’ educational benefits.
  • Veterans, like other applicants, can be seen on a walk-in basis by a financial aid counselor and can be helped by any counselor. You can find information on the financial aid application process online.
  • You may reach out to the financial aid contact for veterans with specific questions:

Veterans’ Educational Benefits

  • The Office of Veterans Services is your resource for connecting with the educational financial benefits administered by the federal government for eligible veterans.
  • You may reach out to the Veterans Services contact with specific questions: