Veterans and Active Military

There’s an important place for active military members, veterans and their dependents at NSU. We understand the unique needs of the military and we’re here to support you in achieving success as a student at NSU.

NSU welcomes veterans, active military service members and dependents.

To help answer your questions about VA benefits, tuition assistance and NSU services, you can visit the Student Veterans Resource Center.  It’s staffed by a part-time student who is there to assist you most weekday afternoons.  And if you’re a new or returning student, please let us know of your military status – veteran, reserve, active duty or family member/dependent.

For more information:

  • Visit the Veterans’ Service page on myNSU
  • Email
  • Call 605-626-2545
  • Stop by Student Center 206
  • See the certifying official, Carlee Miller, in Dacotah Hall 103
Resource Center


Veterans and active military members have their own space at NSU in Student Center 206. It's staffed part-time by a student who can answer questions about VA benefits, tuition assistance, navigating campus and NSU's services. The center offers:

  • Quiet work space with comfortable seating
  • Two computers and a printer/scanner
  • TV/DVD
  • CAC reader
  • Coffee

The center also is home to the NSU Veterans' Organization meetings, movie and game nights, annual Christmas party and fall benefits orientation.

NSU Military/Veteran Information Sheet plus other NSU, South Dakota military and DOD, and VA forms related to veterans' education

Scholarships and VA education benefits for veterans and qualified dependents

Northern offers resources to help meet the unique needs of active military personnel and veterans.

Websites, departments, offices and individuals who can assist with veterans' employment needs

NSU graduate. Navy hero.

Navy Hellcat pilot Cecil Harris is memorialized in a statue on campus.