VA Benefits

You may have heard about PIA through a military publication or magazine. Please take some time and view our program pages to see which major or program best suits your needs, talents, and/or military experience.

We invite you to contact us to explore the advantages of a degree or diploma from PIA. Our helpful staff in the admissions department can answer any preliminary questions you may have. For specific questions regarding using your military benefits (including your GI Bill) at PIA, please contact Certifying Official Tara Timpano in the Financial Aid Office at 412-346-2124, or email

For detailed information on PIA’s GI Bill eligibility (which differs depending upon campus and program), you may also reference the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs webpage by clicking here.


  • About 15% of PIA’s students are veterans.
  • PIA was named as one of G.I. Job Magazine’s “2013 Military-Friendly Schools”.
  • A significant number of PIA’s faculty and staff have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • PIA may grant credit based on results of evaluation tests administered to those who have relevant military experience.
  • In accordance with the to “VA Principles of Excellence”, PIA reviews a “Shopping Sheet” with each veteran. (Form must be opened with Adobe  Reader for monetary information to show as it includes built in calculators.)
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