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Veterans, Military and Dependents Resources

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


Student Veteran Resource Center

Student Center 206, 605-626-7692 (if no answer, please call 605-626-2545).


Certify your veteran's benefits

Registrar's Office,  Dacotah Hall 103, 605-626-2545. Please contact this office to initiate and maintain your benefits and to become certified with the VA. 

Gain admission or readmission to Northern

Admissions Office, 605-626-2544, Student Center 213 


Finance your education

Financial Aid Office, 605-626-2640, Dacotah Hall 103



See the Benefits Page


Take classes online

Online and Continuing Education,  605-626-2568, Krikac 116


Join NSU's Veterans Organization

Learn more at Special Interest Clubs


Sharpen your academic skills (studying, test-taking, note-taking)

or get tutoring

University College, 605-626-2633, Dacotah Hall 101


Adjust to college and civilian life

Counseling Center, 605-626-2371, Student Center 240


Secure accommodations

If you need help to achieve your academic goals (e.g. note taker, books on CD, or extended test time) or to overcome mobility issues, contact Disability Services, 605-626-2371, Student Center 240


Plan your career and find employment



  • The S.D. Department of Labor and Regulation Aberdeen office, 605-626-2301, open during business hours Monday through Friday. A representative will be at Northern from 10 a.m. to noon every third Wednesday of the month in Student Center 222.


Services include:

  • Direct referral to job openings;
  • Job search information;
  • Resume and cover letter assistance, and interview help;
  • Eligibility determination for veterans' employment and training programs;
  • Information on applying for federal, state, county, and city employment;
  • Assistance with vocational choice and cross-matching of military skills to civilian employment;
  • Call-ins on newly received jobs;
  • Assistance with Internet job searches;
  • Labor market information;
  • And information on and help with state and federal veterans' benefits



Off-campus Resources and Contacts




The National Resource Directory
 - Higher education resources for veterans and their families

Make the Connection (shared experiences and support for veterans)
Military One Source -  A Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and reserve service members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care.



Veterans Service Organizations 


American Legion


  Military Officers ​Association of America


American Legion Auxiliary


​  Military Order of the Purple Heart


Veterans of Foreign Wars


​  National American Indian Veterans


Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary


​  National Guard Association of South Dakota


Vietnam Veterans of America 


​  Paralyzed Veterans of America


Disabled American Veterans


  ​South Dakota National Guard Enlisted Association


Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary


​  South Dakota National Guard Enlisted Association Auxiliary


Ellsworth Retiree Activities Office


​  The Enlisted Association


Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America


​  U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc.


Korean War Veterans Association


​  U.S. Air Force Sergeants' Association


Marine Corps League​