Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Veteran's Service Center - Important Guidelines

VA Homepage

VA GI Bill Site


  Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid is also something to consider in conjuction with your GI Bill. This can be done by completing a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Many veteran students think that this is not necessary because they possess GI Bill benefits, but there are grants and scholarships available, which do not need to be paid back and do not go against the VA Education Benefits. Any Financial Aid over the amount of the GI Bill goes into the student’s pocket. Grants are need-based awards determined by income and cost of living. 

Military Specific Scholarships 

The following list only represents some of the more commonly received scholarships by veteran students; and is by no means all inclusive.

For specific information on the scholarships you should contact the agency responsible for administering the scholarship.

Air Force Association

American Legion

American Patriot Scholarship

AM Vets

Army Scholarship Foundation

Freedom Alliance

Horatio Alger Scholarship (for Iraq and Afghanistan vets)

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Marine Corps League Foundation

Military Order of the Purple Heart

Navy League of the United States

Navy/Marine Relief Society

Pat Tillman Foundation (for all veterans, past wars and current, as well as immediate family)

Thanks USA

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Veterans United Foundation

Women Marine Association

 Student Scholarships

CCAC Specific Scholarships

Scholarships Search Engines

GED Scholarship Program


Honors Scholarship

Trustees Excellence Scholarships

 Important Notes

Make sure you fill out your FAFSA each year after taxes.

Make sure you visit CCAC's Veterans Services Center each semester in order to receive your benefits.

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