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Contact Tharren Thompson, Enrollment Services Special Populations

 tthompson@admissions.psu.edu or (814) 372-3043


a former member of the Armed Forces of the United States (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Military Friendly MF'15 LogoGuard) who served on active duty and was discharged under conditions, which were other than dishonorable. There is no minimum number of days a student must have served on active duty to be considered a veteran. However, periods of active duty for training, pursuant to an enlistment in the National Guard or Reserves, do not qualify a student as a veteran. Thus former or current members of the National Guard or Reserves are not considered to be veterans unless they had prior or subsequent service with an active component of the Armed Forces (Reservists called to active duty by Executive Order qualify as veterans). Persons who attended military academies are now considered veterans for financial aid purposes.

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