Information and Resources for Veterans
On the Crest of the Future
It is Cedar Crest College’s esteemed honor to provide those of you who have served and your family members with the same commitment you have given to our country. We provide our students personalized attention throughout their educational journey from admissions to degree completion. We are dedicated to supporting you throughout your time at Cedar Crest and beyond.
Cedar Crest College is a member of the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council and A’s for Vets Alliance, and has also recently been named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Regional Colleges, Best Value Colleges, and Best College for Veterans. For those who have eligibility for the post 9/11 G.I. Bill®. We understand that adult students have many commitments at work, with family, and within the community. Cedar Crest College’s School of Adult and Graduate Education, therefore, offers a variety of on-campus, online, and accelerated programs that offer veterans the flexibility to complete their program in a timely manner.
Contact us to find out how you can finish your undergraduate degree, obtain a certificate or begin your graduate program.
"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 website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Compliance with Section 1018 Public Law 116-315 Isakson & Roe, Veterans Health Care and Improvement Act of 2020
Cedar Crest College must provide Veterans applying to the College with a personalized shopping sheet. Personalized shopping sheets must be provided within 15days after tuition and fees are determined for the academic year if there is a change. For more information, contact the Registrar’s Office or Student Financial Services.
Cedar Crest College refrains from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), or engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.
Step 1: Determine your Chapter
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) provides detailed information and guides to help you determine your chapter and eligibility for benefits:
Step 2: Apply for VA Benefits
Step 3: Submit a free online application to Cedar Crest College
Request your transcripts:
- Official high school/GED (students holding a Bachelor's Degree are exempt from official high school transcript requirement)
- Official transcript(s) from all colleges/universities and post-secondary institutions
- Military transcripts:
- JST transcripts (Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy: Active Duty, Reserve and Veterans)
- Air Force
Step 4: Apply for Financial Aid
- Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) at https://studentaid.gov/. Cedar Crest’s Federal Student Code is 003243.
Please contact Student Financial Services with any additional questions you may have.
Step 5: Upon admission to Cedar Crest College, submit a copy of Certificate of Eligibility to our Certifying Official
610-606-4666 ext. 3345
NOTE: Don't forget to speak with your Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within your Military Service prior to Step 6.
Step 6: Set up an appointment to meet with your Academic Advisor to register for classes
Academics for Veterans
Bucks County Veteran Affairs
Employment Resources for Veterans
Lehigh County Veteran Affairs
Lehigh Valley Health Network Veteran Health Program
Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council
Monroe County Veteran Affairs
National Women Veterans of America
Northampton County Veteran Affairs
Online requests for DD Form 214
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Student Veterans of America
Troops to Teachers
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment