The GI Bill of 1944, including its expansion in 2001, has allowed thousands of veterans to attend college either for free or at low costs. Gannon University proudly supports those who decide to pursue an education post military service in a variety of ways.

Not only does Gannon support the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which covers tuition, fees, a monthly housing stipend and a books and supplies stipend, but it is also a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, which allows students attending a private or out-of-state school to be able to afford their education. Because of these initiatives, veterans who wish to attend Gannon will receive additional funding beyond the national cap to ensure the completion of their education here.

Gannon is also a part of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium. The SOC Consortium is comprised of over 1,900 schools that meet criteria allowing service members and their families to make progress towards earning degrees.

These criteria include enabling transfer of credits from other institutions, limited residency requirements, accepting credit for military training or experience, and accepting credit for nationally-recognized testing programs such as the College-Level Examination Program.

Gannon works in every way it can to ensure veterans receive credit for the work they’ve already completed so less time is spent re-taking classes, and more time is spent on progress toward a degree.

Beyond supporting service members financially and in their educational pursuits, Gannon also helps support them socially in their transition back to civilian life. The Gannon University Veterans Organization (GUVO) allows veterans to connect with each other, as well as with the Gannon community. According to the organization’s profile on EngaGeU, GUVO fosters “the image of veterans as model Americans.”

Gannon gives back to those who protected and served our country. For more information on enrollment, financial information, or GUVO, veterans can contact Ronald Swift, Veterans Financial Aid and Enrollment Counselor, at, or Heidi Brieger-Noyes, GUVO Advisor and Director of the Returning to Education Adult Program (REAP) at