Military Students

You have served your country well and EIT is here to return the favor by helping you enter a career that you and your family can be proud of.

Military Students

The transition from military life to civilian life can be challenging. EIT has successfully educated many veterans and helped them begin rewarding careers. You have served your country well and EIT is here to return the favor by helping you enter a career that you and your family can be proud of. We offer Veteran Education Benefit programs to eligible veterans, active duty, and dependents.

EIT Has Earned the Military Friendly School Designation

Military Friendly SchoolThe Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past seven years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.

Military Benefits

GI Bill®

Principles of Excellence Program

EIT Participates in the Principles of Excellence program. Educational institutions participating in the Principles of Excellence program agree to strict guidelines.

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides up to $4,000 (over 2 years) of Financial Assistance for military spouses who are continuing their education by pursuing a license, certification, or Associate degree in a portable career field and occupation.

Veteran Resource Center

The Veterans Center at Erie Institute of Technology is open to any current student, future student or faculty/staff member who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces, whether on Active Duty, Reserves, or in the National Guard. The mission of the Veterans Center is to increase veteran camaraderie, encourage peer-support, provide resources, and to continue serving the needs of our veteran community.

VA Peer Support Specialist Program

The VA Peer Support Specialist regularly visits EIT and meets with student Veterans individually, as a group, and on an as needed basis.

Veteran Resources Program

EIT conducts a Veteran Resources Luncheon annually to introduce our student Veterans to several VA programs, including Primary Care Services, Eligibility Screening, Veterans Affairs, and the Mobile Veterans Center.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

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Try a Trade

Try a Trade is a new initiative at EIT where the public can schedule a time to come to the school and under no obligation, complete a small introductory project in the program of their choice.

If you've ever considered beginning a career in any of the fields we offer, schedule a date to come in and Try a Trade!

Military Graduates

Below are videos of graduates from EIT and what they have to say about attending EIT as a veteran of the armed services.