Cal U Named Military Friendly School

Jan 25, 2019

California University of Pennsylvania is recognized for assistance provided to military service members, veterans and their families.

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California University of Pennsylvania has been recognized as a 2019-2020 Military Friendly School® for the University’s commitment to military service members, veterans and their families.

The designation is awarded by VIQTORY, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs® and Military Spouse magazines. Cal U has earned a spot on the list every year since 2010.

The military-friendly ranking is designed to help service members and their families make the best use of federal benefits, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill, by selecting a college where they can acquire the education needed to pursue a civilian career.

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by VIQTORY with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs helps eligible students and their families with career guidance and information about financial aid.

Nearly 200 military veterans and dependents attend classes on Cal U’s campus, and more than 500 service members around the world are enrolled in Global Online, Cal U’s Internet-based learning community. Cal U provides discounted tuition costs for active-duty members and veterans of all U.S. military branches, their spouses and their eligible dependents who enroll in Global Online programs.

An active Veterans Club provides networking and community service opportunities.

“Cal U is committed to supporting our members of the military, our veterans and their families,” said Robert Prah ’06, ’10, director of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.