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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $1,922
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    NO
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES

California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U)

California University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year, private university located in California, Pennsylvania.  Students at California University of Pennsylvania can enroll associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs.

California University of Pennsylvania Military & Veteran Support Programs

California University of Pennsylvania offers the following veteran and military support programs: 

Is California University of Pennsylvania a GI Bill approved school?

Yes, California University of Pennsylvania is a GI Bill approved school. However, you will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the GI Bill. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is California University of Pennsylvania a Yellow Ribbon school?

No, California University of Pennsylvania is not a Yellow Ribbon School.  As a private school, they may have other programs to help offset the difference between their tuition and the GI Bill. Please check with the school to ensure how much coverage you may receive here.

Does California University of Pennsylvania offer Yellow Ribbon for master’s programs?

No, California University of Pennsylvania does not offer Yellow Ribbon funding for master’s programs.  

Does California University of Pennsylvania offer a military discount or reduced tuition rates for military and veterans?

Yes, California University of Pennsylvannia offers a military discount or reduced tuition for military and veterans. 

Cal U provides discounted tuition costs for active-duty members and veterans of all U.S. military branches, as well as their spouses and eligible dependents, when they enroll in Cal U Global Online programs.

  • Undergraduates seeking an associate or bachelor's degree through Global Online will pay a reduced rate of $250 per credit. This is a savings of more than $100 per credit for out-of-state residents.

  • Master's degree students pay $399 per credit, or 90% of the in-state rate, no matter where they reside. This is a savings of more than $300 per credit for out-of-state residents.

The military discount program applies only to those enrolled in Global Online programs at California University of Pennsylvannia. This does not apply to students who take one online course as part of a campus program.

What are California University of Pennsylvannia's tuition rates for military and veterans?

At $322 per credit hour California U of PA’s tuition rate for active military does exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

What are California University of Pennsylvannia’s online tuition rates for military and veterans?

At $322 per credit hour California U of PA’s online tuition rate for active military does exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does California University of Pennsylvannia offer online degree programs?

Yes, Cal U offers online degree programs. 

Is California University of Pennsylvannia approved for Tuition Assistance?

Yes, California University of Pennsylvannia is approved for Tuition Assistance.  

Eligible students enrolled in Global Online may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket.

You should check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by Tuition Assistance. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does California University of Pennsylvania offer master’s programs covered by Tuition Assistance?

Yes, California University of Pennsylvannia has master’s degree programs covered by Tuition Assistance funding.  

You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is California University of Pennsylvannia a military or veteran friendly school?

California University of Pennsylvannia should be considered military or veteran friendly. They feature a veteran counselor on campus, credit for military service, and are a Yellow Ribbon school.  In addition, the school is approved for Tuition Assistance and offers a reduced tuition rate for military, veterans and their families enrolled in Global Online.

Is California University of Pennsylvania a MyCAA school?

No, California University of Pennsylvannia is not a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) approved school. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Message from California University of Pennsylvania

California University of Pennsylvania is a diverse, caring and scholarly learning community dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional studies. For more than 160 years Cal U has been known for its educational excellence and for its commitment to the core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility. The University is located on 294 acres in the borough of California, Pa., just 35 miles south of Pittsburgh on the banks of the Monongahela River. Here, highly trained faculty members, caring staff and state-of-the-art facilities combine to help every student develop a degree of character while preparing for a meaningful career.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 15,326
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 15,326
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $1,922
  • BAH - Online
    $916.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    YES
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    YES
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    YES
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    NO
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES
Financial Support
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    NO
  • Scholarships for Military
    YES
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    YES
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $10,840
    In State
    $15,326
    Out of State
  • Graduate
    $8,460
    In State
    $12,690
    Out of State
  • Textbooks
    $1,000
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 0
Student Population
  • Student Count
    5,426
    Undergraduate
    1,902
    Graduate
    390
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    45%
    Population
  • Female
    55%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Private
  • Setting
    Suburb
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Semesters
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
    465
    SAT Math
    470
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
    20
    ACT
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