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Military Benefits & ROTC

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GI Bill®

To learn about:

Visit the GI Bill® Website.

Military Experience Transfer Credits

To obtain credentials for possible military experience transfer credit (e.g., DD-214, AARTS, SMART, or CCAF transcripts) visit the American Council on Education and/or the National Archives

Veterans Certifying Official

If you are eligible for tuition benefits under the GI Bill®, we will be happy to help you make arrangements. For more information regarding our veterans services, please contact our Veterans Certifying Official at[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”AFROTC” tab_id=”1565624218688-3-3″][dt_fancy_title title=”U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps” title_size=”h2″ title_color=”custom” separator_style=”disabled” el_width=”80″ separator_color=”custom” custom_title_color=”#931414″ custom_separator_color=”#ffffff”][vc_column_text]

In cooperation with:

Department of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC, Det 730
Unit Admissions Officer
2917 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

Program contact information:

University of Pittsburgh U.S. Air Force ROTC website

Program Overview

“Air Force ROTC is a college program offered at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the U.S. It prepares you to become an Air Force Officer while earning a college degree. And it gives you the opportunity to get the tuition money you need. But more than that—it’s a challenge, a head start on a lifetime of success, within the Air Force and in everything you choose to do. In Air Force ROTC, you’ll make the most of your college experience. You’ll hone your time-management skills, analytical skills and physical fitness. It won’t be easy. But if you’re up to the challenge, the rewards will last a lifetime.” (from the U.S. Air Force ROTC website)

The local AFROTC program is administered by the Department of Aerospace Science at the University of Pittsburgh. This program is available to undergraduate students at fourteen “cross-town” universities via enrollment through agreement with the University of Pittsburgh. Students must have at least six semesters (three full academic years) of school remaining to successfully complete AFROTC graduation requirements. Upon successful completion of university academic and ROTC requirements, students will earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Air Force.

Students will complete one or two years in the General Military Course (GMC) before competing for an enrollment allocation into a four-week summer leadership training program. After completion of the summer training program, students are enlisted into the Professional Officer Course (POC), where they will take on role leading anywhere from 10-50 of their fellow cadets in weekly activities. Students are under NO contractual obligation to the Air Force until entering the POC or accepting an Air Force scholarship. In addition to the academic portion of the curriculum, each student attends a weekly two-hour, hands-on “laboratory” that tests both their followership and leadership abilities amongst their peers. This lab is used to practice various leadership and management techniques and groom students into future military leaders. Three and three-and-a-half year scholarships are available to qualified students in certain areas of study. Most AFROTC scholarships cover tuition plus lab fees, books, plus each scholarship awardee receives a tax free monthly stipend that ranges between $300-500 per month.

More Information

Get more details, course descriptions, and more at the U.S. Air Force ROTC at the University of Pittsburgh website.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Steps to use Tuition Assistance” tab_id=”1615323546866-4-10″][dt_fancy_title title=”Steps to using Tuition Assistance” title_size=”h2″ title_color=”custom” separator_style=”disabled” el_width=”80″ separator_color=”custom” custom_title_color=”#931414″ custom_separator_color=”#ffffff”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]1. Service members should speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within their military service prior to enrolling at the college.

2. Apply for Tuition Assistance (TA) based on your military branch specific process:

Note: Tuition Assistance pays tuition only, students are responsible to pay fees by tuition deadline.

Navy Marines Coast Guard

Follow the steps listed on the Tuition Assistance overview page

Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC): 877-838-1659
Air Force
Army   (Active or Reserve)


If you plan to use your GI-Bill® with TA, please contact

3. Transfer Credits: Send official transcripts to The registrar’s office will evaluate them and provide you with a transfer evaluation and degree program form.

4. Consult with an Academic Advisor: If you have questions about your degree program, please contact our advising office

5. Upload your degree plan to your branch education portal.

6. Apply for Financial Aid: ( School code: 003036-00. Financial aid can be used to charge your books and/or pay fees.

7. Review Cost and fees

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