Veteran Education Benefits

Veteran Education Benefits

The University of Scranton is committed to supporting veterans and active personnel of the U.S. military and their families. In the 2017 edition, the U.S. News & World Report ranked us No. 2 for Best College for Veterans. We also have been selected by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School every year since 2011, placing us in the top 15% of all schools nationwide. We offer a number of services and benefits for veterans and eligible dependents, including:

  • Yellow Ribbon Program: The University of Scranton agrees to provide additional scholarships to eligible veterans to assist them in paying for tuition and fees at the University (refer to the Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs for the University’s policies and procedures regarding Veterans Benefits). For information, including eligibility requirements, please visit the Yellow Ribbon Program website.
  • Principles of Excellence:The University of Scranton intends to undertake good faith compliance with Executive Order 13607 Principles of Excellence, pending clarifying guidance from the Departments of Defense, Education, and Veteran’s Affairs, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Application requirements can be found on the following pages. In nearly all cases, veterans are evaluated as adult or transfer students. If you have questions about which application to use, please contact Debbie Lipinski, Transfer Admissions Counselor, at (570) 941-4839 or

Reasons to Consider Scranton

  • Degree programs approved for the Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30) and the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)*
  • Credit for CLEP exams
  • Scholarships for eligible veteran students through the Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Military students called to active duty service and in good standing can return without penalty
  • Army ROTC Program on campus, recognized as Best Unit east of the Mississippi River
  • Room and board provided by the University for high school ROTC Scholarship winners
  • Educational assistance for eligible military dependents through the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) and the Veterans’ Dependent Education Assistance Program (Chapter 35)*
  • Portfolio Credit Opportunities
  • PONSI credit

*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 website at

If you have any questions, please contact:

Joseph K. Wetherell
US Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Retired
Associate Director of Admissions
(570) 941-5916

Camille Daniels
VA School Certifying Official
(570) 941-7701

More Information:
Request to Use Education Benefits
Academic Programs
ROTC Program