Veteran Eligibility for In-State Tuition

In accordance with Section 702 of the Choice Act and PA state Act 11, the University of Pittsburgh offers in-state residency for the purposes of tuition to the following eligible individuals:

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For purposes of the Act, a “Veteran” is any individual who served in the in the United States Armed Forces, including a reserve component or National Guard, and who was discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable and is eligible to receive benefits under any of the following:

  • Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve
  • Chapter 1607 Reserve Educational Assistance Program
  • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty
  • Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  • Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • Spouses and dependent children of these Veterans and any who are eligible to receive Chapter 35 Survivors’ and Dependent’s Educational Assistance, are also eligible. 

If you meet any of above-listed requirements, please provide a copy of the Servicemember’s DD214 and your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA to the Student Appeals Office by emailing it to PATuitionEligibility@cfo.pitt.edu.

Additional eligible groups include:

  • Military personnel who are assigned to an active duty station in Pennsylvania and who reside in Pennsylvania, and their spouses and dependent children.  If you meet this requirement, please provide a copy of the active duty member’s orders and a copy of the first page of the most recent IRS Form 1040/1040A displaying the name of the spouse or dependent child, if applicable.
  • Civilian personnel employed at a US Department of Defense facility who are transferred to Pennsylvania by the US Department of Defense and who reside in Pennsylvania, and their spouses and dependent children.  If you meet this requirement, please provide a letter from the US Department of Defense that documents the transfer to the Pennsylvania specifying the name of the person employed, the applicable US Department of Defense facility in Pennsylvania, and the start date, along with a copy of the first page of the most recent IRS Form 1040/1040A displaying the name of the spouse or dependent child, if applicable.

If you do not meet the requirements above but feel you qualify for Pennsylvania tuition rates for other reasons, there is an appeal process.  The detailed Tuition Eligibility Guidelines, instructions for appealing, and the appeal forms are available at http://www.cfo.pitt.edu/students/tuitionguide.html