Military and Veterans

Military and Veterans

Military and Veterans

Earn your degree. Advance your career.  

Military Friendly BadgeCalifornia University of Pennsylvania is committed to providing an exceptional education to military service members, veterans and their families. Whether you attend classes on campus or 100% online, you'll receive the career-boosting education you need - and the flexibility and support you deserve.

Cal U participates in Tuition Assistance programs for all branches of the military.

Cal U is a member of the:

  • Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC) consortium of schools.
  • National Association of Veterans Program Administrators ( 
  • Pennsylvania State System Veterans Advisory Network.


Designation by Victory Media 8 years in a row, and counting ...

U.S. News & World Report lists Cal U Global Online bachelor's programs among the nation's best for veterans in 2015 and 2017.


Nearly 200 
military veterans and dependents attend classes on Cal U's campus.
More than 500 
military service members around the world are in Cal U's Global Online learning community.

Let Cal U serve you. Our military-friendly services include:



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Military and Veteran Support Services


We're here to help you maximize your military education benefits and realize your goals. Cal U's Office of Military and Veterans Affairs offers:

  • Academic advising.
  • Education benefits information and assistance.
  • Free services through the Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Career coaching and advising.

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Admissions Process


Whether you're a first-time student seeking an undergraduate degree or are transferring credits to complete a bachelor's degree, master's degree or graduate certificate, we'll walk you step by step through the college admissions and education benefits application process.

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Financial Aid


Cal U is one of the most affordable public universities in Pennsylvania. You can enjoy even lower tuition costs by utilizing veterans and military education benefits, military tuition discounts and scholarships.

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Military-Friendly Academics


Take your career to the next-level with a Cal U education. Our on-campus degree programs are great for veterans as well as military dependents. And our 100% online degrees and certificates are a perfect fit for active-duty military members. All of Cal U's undergraduate and graduate programs arm you with the skills you need to stand out in today's job market.

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Visit Campus


Find out firsthand why Cal U is the best university for you to invest in your future. Visit our beautiful campus and meet our highly qualified military and veterans support services staff.

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Alumni Success


Meet Fred Morecraft '15. As a tank commander in the U.S. Army, Morecraft was already a leader when he came to Cal U. In the administrative program for principals, he further developed those leadership skills and now uses them to help students, teachers and the community in his role as an elementary school principal in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania.