Located in Room 100 of Bernardine Hall, the Alvernia University Veterans Center is a comfortable place for veteran students to bond, study, socialize, and share experiences. It offers laptops, a phone charging station, dedicated printer, TV lounge area, and a variety of school supplies to those who need them. The center also encourages participation in veteran organizations and outreach programs designed to enlighten the Alvernia campus community about veteran culture and history, and to raise awareness across the region about issues surrounding vets and their families.
The center is also the hub for Alvernia's Veterans Success Team, which is comprised of Veterans Center coordinator Bret Krotee, faculty advisor Dr. Karen Cameron, and veteran student advocate Amanda Pellicciotti, as well as Veterans Administration work study students Jared Koechell and David Ruppert. The team is available to assist veteran students with a variety of questions or matters encountered while studying at Alvernia.
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As a proud Military-Friendly School, Alvernia is dedicated to helping students take advantage of the many financial aid programs available to help veterans afford a college education.
For online guidance, our Veteran's Benefits webpage is a good starting point, but the Veterans Center is a good place to talk to the Veteran Success Team about special VA benefits offered to veteran students, such as the Post 9/11-G.I. Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31) programs.
Another online resource is Alvernia's Financial Aid TV (FATV) , which can be helpful in learning all the opportunities for tuition assistance offered to those who have served. Click the button below to see videos tailored to veteran students, or to seach the library on other financial aid topics.