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The California University of Pennsylvania Office of Veterans Affairs (CALU VA) welcomes all Veterans, eligible dependents, Service-members of the National Guard and Reserve component and Active Duty Service-members to California University of Pennsylvania. Your benefits are designed to assist you as you work toward your education goals at California University of Pennsylvania.

The CALU VA main campus office is the primary resource center for California University of Pennsylvania's Main Campus, Southpointe Campus and Global Online Veterans. The information on these web pages apply to the CALU VA main campus and are subject to change. In the event that you are unable to visit campus during regular scheduled business hours, please contact the CALU VA via e-mail. Someone will assist you within 24-48 hours.


Announcements

Office Location Change!

CALU VA - The Office of Veterans Affairs has temporarily moved to the 3rd Floor of the Manderino Library, Room 317. The Veterans lounge is currently located in Manderino Library, Room 316. The Office of Veterans Affairs is expected to return to Carter Hall in July or August 2015.

"22 Pushups Raise Suicide Awareness" January 22, 2015

Each day, 22 U.S. military veterans die by suicide, according to the 2012 VA Suicide Data Report.

To raise awareness of this public health crisis, Cal U ROTC and the Veterans Club will meet on the Quad at 11:22 a.m. weekdays, from Jan. 22-Feb. 20, and perform 22 pushups each. For more information, visit: http://www.calu.edu/news/press-releases/2015/01/22-pushups.htm

22 Pushups

Col. Bakewell Scholarship Applications for 2015-2016 Academic Year 

The Office of Veterans Affairs will publish the Col. Bakewell Scholarship Applications beginning Monday April 6, 2015. Please continue to check back for more information.

Banner project honors YOUR Veteran or Service member

Honor the military service of a colleague, friend or family member with a banner that will be displayed on the California University of Pennsylvania campus in November 2014. Orders are being accepted NOW for these colorful banners honoring past or current military service. Businesses are invited to sponsor individual banners.

Read about the Cal U banners project and download order forms HERE 

For more information, contact veterans@calu.edu or (724) 938-4076

GI Bill® Comparison Tool

Cal U students who are eligible or utilizing VA education benefits such as the GI Bill® are advised to compare benefits and costs of programs through this tool. This tool will provide you with information such as total costs, out of pocket expense, eligibility and much more. Please click HERE to access the comparison tool.


Contact Us!

Office Of Veterans Affairs - POC: Mr. Robert Prah (G.I. Bill, campus Military & Veterans programs)
Phone: (724) 938-4076
E-mail: veterans@calu.edu  

Global Online Armed Forces (Tuition Assistance & In-state Tuition Coding)
E-mail: gomilitary@calu.edu

Appointments: *The CALU VA office is available for appointments or scheduled site visits during non business hours by contacting veterans@calu.edu with your name, information being requested, and time, date and location for visit. The CALU VA requests at least 48 hours notice for scheduling non business hour appointments.

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Cal U fall 2014 VA work study students

Pictured above are 3 of the VA Work-study students assigned to the Office of Veterans Affairs at California University of Pennsylvania for the fall 2014 semester.

From L-R: Robert Milhoan (Operation Iraqi Freedom / Army Veteran); Joseph Bryan (Operation Iraqi Freedom / Army Veteran) and Benjamin McCurdy (United States Army Reserve Soldier / Army R.O.T.C. Cadet).

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2/25/2015
Nine out of 10 students who begin an online bachelor’s degree program at Cal U earn their diploma within six years. That success rate earned Cal U a No. 4 ranking on the U.S. News Short List, published online by U.S. News and World Report.
2/5/2015
Military veterans at Cal U or in the community can visit a Mobile Vet Center on campus from 11:30-3 p.m. Feb. 10. The mobile center provides nonmedical readjustment counseling and outreach to veterans and their families.

Cal U Office of Veterans Affairs & Veterans Club Welcome!

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More Info

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

VA Enrollment Forms & Cal U Recognition

Winter 2014 Application for Enrollment

Spring 2015  Application for Enrollment

Summer 2015 - *Available in April 2015*

Military Friendly 2015

California University of Pennsylvania has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs for 2015.

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