Carlow Veterans Benefits

Veterans Resource Team

Student Hub

Monica D. Sieber | Phone: 412.578.6125
Student Service Associate

The Student Hub is here to help veterans navigate and succeed with academic resources and transition services in the spirit of service and dedication that is the legacy of Carlow University. We will be here for military personnel and their families from their first contact with the University all the way until graduation.

Campus Ministry

Siobhan De Witt, MA | Phone: 412.578.6651
Campus Minister

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.

Career Development

Jennifer O'Toole | Phone: 412.578.6067
Director, Office of Career Development

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. Below are links to helpful veterans support resources for easy access to additional information.

Center for Academic Achievement (CAA)

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

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 

Office of Admissions

Email admissions

The Office of Admissions is here to assist you with your application process through scheduling for classes and making the transition to your first day of classes.

Office of Student Accounts

Patricia Whitfield | Phone: 412.578.6168
Billing Specialist and School Certifying Official

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​​

Counseling Services

Nicole Lacy, MSEd, LPC | Phone: 412.578.6474

Support and information relevant to veterans' needs. We treat a range of common issues encountered by military and their families including but not limited to: PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and adjustment post-deployment.