Veterans Services

Military Designation 2019 SealVeteran Services

La Roche College is included in the 2018 Military Friendly Schools list published by G.I. Jobs magazine. The School Certifying Officials in the Registrar's Office at La Roche assist veteran students with the process for receiving military benefits. Persons qualified for any veterans program should contact:

Joan Cutone or Tracy Anderson, School Certifying Officials - SCOs
Office of the Registrar
Zappala College Center, Room 201
 (412) 536-1083/1079
 Veteran Services Email  

Applying for Veterans Benefits

 New Students:

  1. New students must apply online at www.gibill.va.gov preferably 30 to 45 days in advance to the beginning of the semester. This will facilitate the timely receipt of benefits.
  2. A Letter of Eligibility will be mailed to the applicant from the Veterans Administration. A copy must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

All New and Returning Students:

To ensure the proper enrollment certification is reported to the Veterans Administration, all students must notify the Registrar's Office at La Roche College when they have registered for classes each semester, and when there are changes to any of the following: 
  1. Address
  2. Enrollment Status: Including add/drop, withdraw or any schedule changes regardless if the total number of credits are altered.
  3. Medical withdraw or Leave of Absence

priority registration:

Veteran students receive priority registration each semester, registering on the first day along with seniors and graduate students, regardless of class.

     

    La Roche College Veterans Organization 

     The La Roche College Veterans Organization was established in 2013 by two veteran students who wanted to mentor and help other veterans bridge the gap between military service and the academia. It was their belief that like-minded individuals thrive better when there is a support system in place, inevitably bonding them by mutual experiences. In 2015, the La Roche College Veterans Organization became an official chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA), a national organization with local chapters at institutions in higher education.
     
      The goals of the La Roche College SVA are as follows: 
      • To construct a support system through mentoring 
      • To encourage camaraderie by creating an inclusive and supportive environment 
      • To receive and share information regarding academics and Veterans Administration policies as disseminated by the School Certifying Official/Coordinator of Veteran Services 
      • To educate the La Roche College Community on veteran issues through the Veterans Panel (annual event)

      For more information about admission to La Roche College as a veteran, click here.