CCAC holds first-of-its-kind open house specifically for U.S. military—active duty, veterans and reservists—and their dependents on Thursday, August 6

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County is holding a special open house designed for current and former members of the military, their spouses and children from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6 at all four campus locations: Allegheny Campus (North Shore), Boyce Campus (Monroeville), North Campus (McCandless), South Campus (West Mifflin) and West Hills Center (Oakdale).

Military and Veterans Services and other college personnel will be on hand to provide:

  • Military and VA benefits information
  • Admissions information
  • Academic assistance
  • Financial aid information
  • Campus tours
  • Career assistance
  • Workshops: Transfer planning-prepare for transfer to a four-year institution; Resume writing-translate military skills to civilian skills on a resume; Prior Learning Assessment-get college credit for skills learned in the military.

Attendees should bring their Joint Services Transcript, discharge papers (DD214) and Certificate of Eligibility (if applicable). This open house follows on the news that CCAC is now providing in-state, in-county tuition rates to all current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including reservists, their spouses and their children, regardless of where they reside. 

Effective July 1, 2015, the change is due to the state's passage of House Bill 131 to comply with the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. The state law confers in-county as well as in-state tuition rates to current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents attending a community college in Pennsylvania. CCAC students who qualify are charged the in-state, in-county rate of $104.75 per credit rather than $209.50 per credit for in-state, out-of-county, or $314.25 for out-of-state.

"If you are a veteran, military, reservist or dependent, CCAC will give you the reduced tuition rate, no matter where you live," said Dwight Boddorf, director of military and veterans services at CCAC. "We're trying to be as comprehensive as we can, for anyone who has served our country or for their family members, we want to make sure they get the benefits they deserve."

In addition, for the fourth year in a row, CCAC was named a 2015 Military Friendly®School by Victory Media. CCAC was also selected as a Top School in the Military Advanced Education Guide to Colleges & Universities.

All CCAC open house locations are open to the media, including still/video cameras. For more information about military benefits at CCAC go to CCAC Military and Veterans Services, or contact Military and Veterans Services at VeteransServices@ccac.edu

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