Veterans Benefits

  • Carlow University Welcomes Veterans
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  • Carlow University is a 2015 Military Friendly School
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  • Carlow University serves those who have served.  

    Thank you for your service to our country.   

    Carlow University has welcomed military veterans since the end of World War II. With the passing of the GI Bill (or Servicemen's Readjustment Act) in 1944, Pittsburgh institutions of higher education were overwhelmed by an enormous influx of new students. Carlow, then Mount Mercy College, stepped up to meet the needs of veterans by admitting male students to the formerly all-women's college. Today, we continue the tradition of serving and honoring our veterans. The offices of Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Admissions, and the Registrar work together to assist veterans and their families.

    We have been named a “Military Friendly®” school by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business and the publisher of G.I. Jobs and the Guide to Military Friendly Schools, and has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United States Department of Defense to be a preferred provider for education, which will allow military students to access additional funds for their education at Carlow.  

    Helpful links for veterans: 

    Our Military Connection and the Sisters of Mercy

    A Sister of Mercy assists a soldier in the Civil War

    Carlow University and the Sisters of Mercy have a longstanding tradition of supporting students who are serving or have served their country, as well as their families. The Sisters of Mercy have a history of providing nursing care to servicemen and women during  major military conflicts; in fact, it was the Sisters of Mercy who opened their doors to the men returning home from World War II, permitting them to take classes at Mount Mercy College utilizing their GI Bill benefits. During the Civil War, Fort Zug was constructed behind the Fifth Avenue entrance to what is now Carlow University.