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Military & Veterans

At Saint Francis University we are dedicated to the success of veterans & current military personnel. The university's service-focused mission aligns well with active duty or reservist men and women, as well as veterans who have honorably served and are looking to transition into the classroom. The university also serves dependent children and spouses of eligible military personnel. 

    • For the 8th consecutive year, SFU has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

    • For the 8th consecutive year, SFU has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

  • Contact Military Affairs
    As veterans & current military personnel, YOU are my number one priority, so PLEASE feel free to contact me.

    Laura D. Papcunik
    Coordinator of Military Affairs
    lpapcunik@francis.edu
    814-472-3010
    Padua Hall, Suite 228B (inside the Financial Aid Office)

    ROTC Contact

    To get started in ROTC contact:
    Mr. Glenn Sudol
    1-800-487-ROTC or
    724-357-7682
    glenn.sudol@iup.edu

    Note: Mr. Sudol is affiliated with IUP, but handles acceptance of SFU students. Access more information regarding SFU ROTC on the IUP ROTC web page.

    Military Affairs at SFU

    The Military Affairs Department is here to make sure the unique needs of veterans & current military personnel are met. We offer:

    • guidance on Federal and State programs that provide military financial aid benefits.
    • help with application, financial aid, and priority scheduling processes at Saint Francis.
    • assistance building your resume and conducting job searches.
    • generous transfer credits review.
    • information about physical and mental health services that are provided on campus and through the surrounding communities.
    • help navigating the Army ROTC curriculum as Acting Liaison for the program on campus.
    • certify veteran enrollment to the VA for Education Benefits.
    • a chance for you to connect and discuss issues through the Student Veterans of America Club. All veterans/current military students are encouraged to participate. Please contact the Office of Military Affairs for more information.

    Degree Options

    For more information on our degrees and programs of study:

    Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)

    Saint Francis has participated in an Army ROTC program for many years in partnership with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Beginning in 2009, Saint Francis students fully participate in the Military Science program with training and leadership labs at IUP. Participating students may be eligible to receive full tuition scholarships. Unlike many other institutions, Saint Francis will award ALL students that successfully complete the ROTC curriculum with a Minor in Military Science to accompany your Major concentration in any curriculum.

    Top Military Friendly School

    Did you know that Saint Francis University has been named a  Military Friendly School?

    SFU ranks in the top 15% of all colleges, universities & trade schools nationwide for the certifications, programs, policies and financial efforts it uses to recruit and retain military students.