Carlow Veterans Benefits

Monica D. Sieber
Student Service Associate
Phone: 412.578.6389

The Student Hub is here to help veterans navigate and succeed by providing excellent service in the areas of Financial Aid, Students Accounts and the Registrar's Office. We will be here for military personnel and their families from their first contact with the university all the way until graduation.

Siobhan De Witt, MA
Campus Minister
Phone: 412.578.6651

Campus Ministry at Carlow serves the pastoral and spiritual needs of the University community and provides a variety of opportunities for service, reflection, prayer, and worship.

Jennifer Holbert
Director, Office of Career Development
Phone: 412.578.8725

The Office of Career Development provides career planning services that prepare students for successful transition from college to career. We provide career advising sessions, career-related programming, internship/job search support, and employer engagement on- and off-campus. Our staff can assist veterans with translating military experience to civilian resumes, writing cover letters, and developing effective job search strategies, and interviewing skills.

Bridget M. Ponte, MA
Director, Center for Academic Achievement (CAA) and Disabilities Services Office (DSO)
Phone: 412.578.6146

The CAA is an academic resource for all Carlow students who want to improve their academic skills and strategies. Through one-time or ongoing individual tutoring and study groups, the CAA can help you become more confident and successful in your coursework.
We can help you with:

  • Writing and research 
  • Course material 
  • Time management
  • Test preparation 
  • Reading comprehension 
  • Test anxiety
  • Critical thinking 
  • Study strategies

Chloe Heimbuch, LMFT
Health & Counseling Center
Phone: 412.578.8731

Support and offer counseling information that is specific and relevant to veterans' needs. Specific information regarding adjustment and common issues encountered by military and their families, including, but not limited to PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and family adjustment post-deployment.

Patricia Whitfield
Billing Specialist
School Certifying Official
Phone: 412.578.6168​

The role of the School Certifying Officials is to monitor each veteran student’s enrollment status and academic progress as it pertains to the educational benefit and payment disbursement to Carlow University for the respective courses attempted. Our offices do not determine eligibility for benefits nor do we have access to any student’s Department of Defense VA records.

As your School Certifying Officials, we provide the following:

  • Information about the various U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs programs in which Carlow participates
  • Enrollment certifications on behalf of the student to the VA each semester via the VA-ONCE System
  • A liaison with the VA regarding the posting of benefit payments to the Carlow student account
  • Assistance for students who must withdraw from the University due to deployment or other extenuating circumstances​​