Pierpont is proud of our veterans and thankful for their commitment and dedication to our country. That is why we are committed to providing assistance to veterans who are interested in pursuing additional education or job training.
Many veterans qualify for free tuition as well as assistance with other educational expenses under the "new GI Bill." Based on their length of active duty service, veterans may be entitled to a percentage of tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance, and help with books and supplies.
Pierpont is also participating in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program), a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, which will help non-resident and graduate students, and have recently signed on to Participate in the Veteran's Administration 8 Keys to Success.
Because many of Pierpont's students are adults, returning veterans will find that our faculty and staff understand the needs of non-traditional students. In addition, many veterans may already be able to claim earned academic credit for life experience and some military training. We also offer priority scheduling for veterans. For more information on the "new GI Bill', click here. Veteran students may also choose to participate in the WV Student Veterans Organization, a shared Fairmont State University/Pierpont Community & Technical College student organization (contact organization advisor Sandra.Corwin@fairmontstate.edu for additional information).
For help getting started in the admissions process, contact the Office of Admissions at (304) 367-4892 or (800) 641-5678, visit Pierpont Student Service Center at 248 Hardway Hall (normally open from 8am -4pm), or contact the Veterans Services Coordinator by emailing Sandra.Corwin@fairmontstate.edu or calling (304) 368-7258. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for Financial Aid information.
Pierpont can arrange for accommodations for students with mental and physical disabilities. Examples include, but are not limited to, attention deficit disorder, traumatic brain injury, and hearing impairment. For information call (304) 333-3661, or email email@example.com, or visit the Office of Counseling & Disability Services in 316 Turley Student Services Center. Counseling is covered by student fees, so there are no additional charges.