Thiel College

MIlitary and Veteran Students


MIlitary and Veteran Students

Thiel College has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I.Job’s magazine, which places it in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the nation when it comes to recruiting and serving military veterans. Under The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, you could attend Thiel College for no out-of-pocket tuition expense.

Start your college career with a streamlined admission process

Thiel offers military personnel and veterans a single point of contact and a simplified admissions process. Members of the military will need to submit:

Network of Advocates

Thiel provides a Network of Advocates who are especially attuned to the needs of our military students. Students can find an advocate in the offices of financial services, admissions, student services, The Learning Commons, academic records and administration. Several faculty and staff members who are also ex-military personnel serve as first-year advisors for our military students.

SERV (Supportive Education for the Returning Veteran) Program

Any present or former member of the military can be a part of our SERV program; designed to meet the needs of veterans who want the combined experience of college, with the camaraderie of working through their college experience in the presence of other military students. It offers Thiel’s Network of Advocates, along with added services such as grouping of vets in first and second year classes, a military student’s lounge and study area, special summer family programs, additional campus orientation, professional campus counselor and other services.

Pennsylvania National Guard Scholarship

Thiel College and the Pennsylvania National Guard have partnered to offer educational benefits and support to the members of the Guard, including several scholarship opportunities. Each year, Thiel offers one renewable full-tuition scholarship annually to a qualified member of the Pennsylvania National Guard. Scholarship qualifications include community service, leadership potential and a short essay. You can obtain an application through the Pennsylvania National Guard Education Office (Lt. Israel Miller) or download one below. In addition, Thiel is offering every member of the Pennsylvania National Guard a $5,000 annual scholarship in recognition of their service to our country.

Military and Veteran Student Resources

Financing Your Education

General Information for Military Personnel

Academic Transcript Questions

Agencies available for transcripts and other questions regarding credit for military training and experience: Army - AARTS, Air Force - CCAF, Navy/Marines - SMART, Coast Guard - CGI

Benefits Enrollment Verification