Information for Veterans
Thank you for your service, and welcome home to The Haven!
We are pleased that you are considering Lock Haven University and invite you to explore this site to learn more about the University and the resources and benefits available to you as a veteran or enlisted service member.
We are committed to facilitating communication among our campus offices in order to serve student Veterans, military service members,reservists, and their families with a coordinated system to provide a meaningful transition from the military to LHU to realize their full potential in academia, the workplace and in their social circle.
To better assist you, we have complied a complete list of:
APPLY AS A FRESHMAN - If you joined the military after high school graduation and have not taken college courses.
APPLY AS A TRANSFER STUDENT - If you have attended any college or university after high school graduation.
REACTIVATE APPLICATION - If you have previously applied to LHU within the last 3 years, but did not attend or withdrew for military reasons.
Why Choose LHU?
We will waive your $200 tuition deposit requirement. Once you commit to Lock Haven, we will defer your tuition deposit and allow you the opportunity take full advantage of your military educational benefits.
We will waive the SAT or ACT exam requirements. If you have served active duty, you will not be required to submit SAT or ACT exams. We will use your military experience as our admission criteria.
We will provide you with Priority Scheduling. As of Spring 2015, all veterans will receive priority course scheduling.
Military Education Benefits
As a veteran, eligible dependent, or reservist you may be able to receive entitlement
funding based upon a service obligation. The Financial Aid Office of Lock Haven University makes every effort to ensure that service members receive all educational
benefits they are entitled to.
Those students who have served in active duty as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces division and who were discharged under any condition other than dishonorable would be considered a veteran. These students should answer “Yes” to the question on the FAFSA asking if the student is a veteran.
You will need to provide a copy of your DD214 to the Financial Aid Office to verify your veteran status in order to process federal aid.
For specific information about benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
In December 2012, LHU was named in the coveted Military Friendly Schools ® list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. “We are honored to be recognized as a military friendly institution. Our troops put their lives on the line every day for the safety of Americans. Read more.
LHU wants to show our gratitude and support when the troops return home,” says Michael Fiorentino, President of Lock Haven University.
Higher Education Resources for Veterans and Their Families
The College Database recently created a free online guidebook for military veterans and their families. This free 20-page guide includes detailed research by Ron Kness, a 36-year military veteran and expert in the service-to-school transition. The guide also has more than 150 resources with links to (and brief descriptions of) each.
Affordable Colleges Online: Higher Education Affordability for Veterans
Affordable Colleges Foundation is an organization chartered with providing free information to the public related to college affordability, admissions, college return-on-investment and financial aid opportunities.
Affordable Degrees Online
Affordable Degrees Online is an online resource focused on explaining the lesser-known ways to reduce the cost of a college degree. Here you will find information on earning credits for what you already know, enrolling in free courses, and more!