Military Resources

Northern is a Military Friendly School
Northern offers resources to help meet the unique needs of active military personnel, veterans, and family members.



Student Veteran Resource Center

Student Center 129, 605-626-2568


Certify your veteran's benefits

Online and Continuing Education, 605-626-2568, Krikac 102

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, Avera Student Center 213


Finance your education

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



See the Benefits Page.


Complete your degree

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


Take classes online

Online and Continuing Education, 605-626-2568, Krikac 102


get academic assistance

 Student Success, 605-626-2544, Avera Student Center 213


Adjust to college and civilian life

Counseling Services, 605-626-3007, Avera Student Center 222


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 Student Accessibility Services, 605-626-3007, Avera Student Center 222


Off-campus Resources and Contacts

Student Veterans of America

SD Division of Veterans' Affairs

Brown County Veterans' Services Office

The National Resource Directory

Department of Labor Transition Assistance Program

S.D. Department of Labor Veterans Services


Honor and Remember

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.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Wounded Warrior Project


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

Employment Resources
  • 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


South Dakota Department of Labor Services for Veterans

The S.D. Department of Labor provides job listings for state positions with veteran hiring preference and additional tools for jobs seekers. A S.D. Department of Labor Veterans' employment specialist is available on campus once a month or by appointment at the Department of Labor.


S.D. Department of Labor and Regulation  Aberdeen office, 605-626-2301, open during business hours Monday through Friday.


VA Veteran Employment Services Office

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs aims to employ veterans as 40 percent of its workforce. The site features a comprehensive skill-matching platform to help you research and apply for positions within the VA.


NSU Career Services

Offers career assessments, career exploration, success-building workshops; internship planning, preparation, and placement; and professional marketing assistance at 605-626-2416, Mewaldt-Jensen 102


NSU Financial Aid - Federal Workstudy and Student Labor


VA Work Study Program



USAJOBS is the U.S. Government's official program for searching and applying for federal jobs.


South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs


On-the-job training information from the S.D. Department of the Military and Veterans Affairs