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In-State, In-County rates for all Veterans

The Community College of Allegheny County provides in-state, in-county rates & Priority Registration to all eligible Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, military service members, and their spouses / dependents through coordination with the Office of Military & Veterans Services.

Veteran Priority Registration Information

Act 46 of 2014 requires public institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania to provide Veteran students, as defined in the Act, with preference in course scheduling. Non-compliance may be reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by submitting the Higher Education Student Complaint Form found at www.education.state.pa.us.

Per Act 46 of 2014, CCAC will offer priority registration and scheduling preference to Veterans, current military service members, and dependents (military-connected students) who can provide proof of military connection.

Course schedule preference means that military-connected students are able to start registering for courses sooner than students with the same class standing.

Students who are afforded priority registration will receive a notification via email that specifies their priority registration date. Students can register on the date listed on the notice or any day prior to the first class meeting.

General Requirements for Eligibility

To be eligible for in-county tuition rates and/or priority registration, an active service member or Veteran student and their spouses / dependents must meet the following criteria:

  1. Can provide proof of past or current service in the United States Armed Forces, including a Reserve component or National Guard. This also includes Reserve or National Guard members who completed their obligated service but were never deployed to active duty.
  2. If discharged, discharge or released from service must be under conditions other than dishonorable.

Active Service Members, National Guard, or Reservists

To be eligible for in-county tuition rates and/or priority registration, an active service member or Veteran student must provide the following documentation:

  1. Currently using GI Bill® Education Benefits through the Department of Veteran Affairs.
    OR
  2. Currently serving on Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserves.

Veteran Spouses/Dependents

To be eligible for in-county tuition rates and/or priority registration, a Veteran spouse/dependent student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Currently using GI Bill® Education Benefits through the Department of Veteran Affairs.
    OR
  2. Can provide Veteran Sponsor's DD-214 and copy of marriage license or birth certificate.
    OR
  3. Can provide a Dependent ID Card.

Verify Eligibility

To verify eligibility for in-county tuition rates and/or priority registration, students must provide one of the following documents:

  • Active Duty: Current Military ID or Active Duty Orders
  • Veteran: Current Department of Defense Retiree Military ID 
    OR DD-214 Discharge Document (Member Copy 4) 
    OR Discharge papers from National Guard or reserves
  • Spouses/Dependents: Veteran Sponsor's DD-214 (Member Copy 4) 
    AND Marriage License OR Birth Certificate

Obtain In-county Tuition Rates and/or Priority Registration

To obtain in-county tuition rates:

  1. Complete the Priority Registration/In-State Tuition Rate Request Form
  2. You can attached copies of the appropriate documentation within the Priority Registration/In-State Tuition Rate Form or present in person to staff at one of the Offices Military and Veterans Services on campus.

View Current Tuition and Fees Rates


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill .