Fayette campus to host June 24 event for veterans at CareerLink office

Veterans interested in pursuing a Penn State degree at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus may qualify for a special program that covers the cost of university tuition and fees. The Fayette campus will host an Information Day for Veterans from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, at the Fayette County CareerLink, to explain the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Veterans who served after Sept. 11, 2001, may be eligible for the funding, which will be made available through the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, part of the post-9/11 GI Bill. The full tuition benefit takes effect this fall.
Eligible veterans enrolled as full-time students are entitled to a tuition and fees benefit, a monthly housing allowance, and a yearly stipend for books and supplies. Veterans may benefit from the Yellow Ribbon Program in a variety of degree programs, including two-year, four-year, and advanced degrees. Payment is based on the number of classes attended.
Brian Fernandes, director of Student and Enrollment Services at Penn State Fayette, said, “It is important to offer veterans an opportunity to obtain an education, continue their education, get training or be retrained at no cost to the student. Penn State Fayette offers a variety of degree programs."

Two-year associate degree programs that can fast-track a veteran into a new career include: building engineering technology; business administration; electrical engineering technology; human development and family studies; information sciences and technology; letters, arts, and sciences; nanomanufacturing engineering technology; nursing, mining technology; and science. The campus’ four-year baccalaureate degrees include: administration of justice; business; English; human development and family studies; letters, arts, and sciences; nursing; and organizational leadership. Veterans can also take the first two years of more than 160 Penn State majors close to home at the Fayette campus, then transfer to another Penn State campus to complete their degree.

For more information or to register for Information Day for Veterans, call (724) 430-4124.


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Last Updated June 29, 2009