Current and former U.S. military personnel make up a growing number of individuals starting or returning to college. The reality is that veterans, whether just back from active duty, decades past their service, or just starting out in military life, require a different set of tools to complete their degrees.
At Kutztown University, we understand your need for flexibility in programming because of time commitments and deployment schedules that come with military life. We understand your need for guidance through the complexity of scholarship and tuition assistance programs. We understand exactly what you need to get started and earn your degree.
You honored us with service to our country; we honor you with support and guidance to achieve your academic goals.
Your time in the service provided a hands-on learning experience not available in any classroom anywhere. Your training, coursework and specialty instruction can translate into academic credit and we will conduct a full review to determine your level of academic credit.
Knowledgeable people help you develop course schedules both on campus and online and we’ll help you obtain information and apply for the VA benefits you are entitled to. In addition, there are paid VA work study positions available at Kutztown to help matriculating veterans offset some financial needs.
A wide range of counseling services are available to address any issues you may face not only as a college student but as a veteran trying to transition back to civilian life. Let’s face it, starting or continuing college is difficult for anyone, but you may have added stresses related to physical or emotional burdens you carry from your military service. Our counseling personnel specialize in areas including PTSD and family issues.
If you are a member or veteran of any branch of the United States military including Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, National Guard and Reserves or if you are a spouse or dependent children, you could be eligible to apply for benefits.
KU’s Admissions Office and the Office of the Registrar are experts in veteran benefits including those scholarships and tuition assistance options available to you. These individuals will work closely with you to develop a plan to guide you through the process step by step. They will help you fully understand government and military programs as well as Kutztown University policies as they relate to veterans and their families.
Veterans may be covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if there is a functional limitation that impacts learning or living. Types of conditions that may be covered include but are not limited to: PTSD, TBI or other physical or learning impairments. For more information, call: 610-683-4108 (TDD: 610-683-4499) or visit the KU Disability Services website.
Military Club at KU
All KU student veterans, reservists and active duty personnel, as well as anyone else who would like to be supportive of our military affiliated students, are invited to be a part of KU’s newest student group. The club meets the first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. in room 200 of the Graduate Center.