Veterans Education Benefits
Heinz College values the tremendous service of our nation’s veterans, and to recognize their contribution and sacrifice we invest directly in their educational success. It is a priority for us to provide scholarship and other types of support for veterans who wish to pursue graduate studies as the next step in their lives and careers.
33,000 of the residents of Pittsburgh are veterans. 15 percent of western Pennsylvania’s population is made up of veterans. Our region is a great place for veterans and their families, and our city is home to a number of veterans resources, including the University Drive Division of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, and numerous social and professional organizations such as the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania.
Please see below for detailed information about Financial Aid Benefits for Veterans and Additional Resources for Veterans.
Financial Aid Benefits for Veterans
Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces can contact Carnegie Mellon University's Certifying Official to receive more information about veteran's education benefits, or to arrange an appointment to discuss eligibility. All students who receive benefits from the VA must notify Mike Danko, the Certifying Official and VA Liaison for Heinz College and Carnegie Mellon. If you are a prospective student who is a veteran, we encourage you to contact Mike via email at URO VA Ed Benefits to get more information about the programs, for help in applying for benefits, or to arrange an appointment to discuss your VA benefits. You can also fax documents to Mike at 412-268-6381.
Carnegie Mellon University's Certifying Official works closely with the CMU's Office of Financial Aid and the Heinz College Office of Admissions to determine the amount of each veteran's eligibility.
Please see below for detailed information about the GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program, the U.S. Military Veterans Scholarship, and answers to additional frequently asked questions.