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Veterans Benefits


Lieutenant Will Cunha is a current Heinz College MSISPM student

Veterans Education Benefits


G.I. Jobs magazine named Heinz College as a military friendly school starting in 2010, and the tradition continues to this day. This honor ranks us among the top 15 percent of all colleges and universities nationwide in G.I. Jobs's rankings of schools for students who are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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.

Additional Resources for Veterans