Veterans and Active Military Education Benefits

Education benefits may be available to you if you are:

  • Prior service military
  • Currently serving in the military
  • A spouse, son or daughter of a member of the military (either prior service or currently serving)
  • A spouse, son or daughter of a member of the military wounded in action

If you're connected to the military in any of the above ways, please contact Northern's full-time Military Veteran Affairs Officer Ronald Brownie. You also can visit about VA benefits, tuition assistance and services at Northern.

 

If you have questions about your benefits, please contact:

 

VA Certifying Official Ronald Brownie

Krikac 102

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

Phone: 605-626-2568

Fax: 605-626-2542

Email:vaoffice@northern.edu

 

Veterans' Tuition Rates Available

Qualifying veterans can:

  • Attend Northern tuition free if they're residents of South Dakota! (fees may apply)
  • Receive a tuition waiver for face-to-face campus courses
  • Receive a discounted rate for online courses

Free Tuition Application

 

Checklists

VA education benefits are authorized to veterans and qualified dependents under specific chapters of Title 38, U.S. Code. Benefits can be received from only one VA educational chapter at a time, even if there is eligibility under multiple chapters.

 

Veterans' Checklist

Dependent/Spouse Checklist

 

Forms

NSU FORMS

NSU Military/Veteran Information Sheet

Military/VA Benefits Counseling Form

Residency Application

 

 

SOUTH DAKOTA Forms

Veterans Free Tuition SDDVA-E11 - Free tuition for undergraduate veterans who do not have any Veterans Administration education benefits remaining

Dependents Free Tuition SDDVA-E12 - Dependents free tuition for dependents of veterans who were POW/MIA/KIA or permanently disabled on duty

Reduced Tuition for S.D. National Guard and Air Guard members - S.D. tuition assistance application for reduced tuition for S.D. National Guard and Air Guard members

 

 

MILITARY & DOD Forms

DD 214 - National Archives Veterans Service Records

JST Joint Service Transcripts (for Army, Navy and Marines)

CCAF Transcripts (for Air Force)

Coast Guard Transcripts

 

 

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION forms

Go to VA Education Benefits Application Process to access the following forms:

 

22-1990 - Online application for education benefits

22-1995 - Request for change of place of training or program

22-5490 - Dependents' online application for education benefits

22-5490 - Dependents' paper application for education benefits

22-5495 - Dependents' request for change of place of training or program

 

 

Order Military Documents

DD 214

JST - Joint Services Transcripts

Community College of the Air Force Transcript

 

 

Education Benefits for Veterans & Military

Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty (MGIB-AD/Chapter 30)

Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR/Chapter 1606)

VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31)

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP/Chapter 1607)

South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs State-Benefits - Education

Military Tuition Assistance General Information

 

 

Military Tuition Assistance - How to Apply:

 

 

EDUCATION BENEFITS FOR DEPENDENTS

Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA/Chapter 35)

State/Territory Benefits - South Dakota

Transfer of Entitlement (TOE) of Post 9/11 GI Bill® Ch. 33 (For spouse and children)

MyCAA Program (Spouse of active duty)

Army Spouse Education Assistance

Coast Guard Education Assistance

Air Force Aid Society Arnold Grant (For spouse and children)

Fry Scholarship (Children of those killed in action after 9/11)

 

 

Scholarships

NorthAmerican.com Military Scholarship

Federal Student Aid/military scholarships

AmVets

Student Veterans of America

AffordableColleges.com

VeteranAid Scholarship

Fisher House Foundation - for children of military members

Tillman Foundation Scholarship - for service members

AFCEA War Veterans Scholarship

Folds of Honor - for spouses and children of military members

Grad School for Military Veterans

Troops to Teachers

Allied.com Military Scholarship

Scholarships for Veterans

 

 

Apply for educational benefits

The following information will be required to process your VA educational benefits through the NSU Veterans Affairs Office:

 

Montgomery GI Bill®– Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR/Chapter 1606)

- Army/Air National Guard/Reserve

 

New applicants and transfer students may apply at va.gov.

 

Then, submit the following documentation to the school certifying official at the Registrar’s Office in Dacotah Hall 103:

APPLICANTS UNDER CHAPTER 1607 (REAP)

- Army/Air National Guard/Reserve who were activated at least 90 days after Sept. 11, 2001

 

New applicants and transfer students may apply at va.gov.

 

Then, submit the following documentation to the school certifying official at the Registrar’s Office in Dacotah Hall 103:

 

Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (MGIB-AD/Chapter 30)

- Active Duty

 

New applicants and transfer students may apply at va.gov.

 

Then, submit the following documentation to the school certifying official at the Registrar’s Office in Dacotah Hall 103:

 

Vocational Rehab and Employment Services (VRE/Chapter 31)

- Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Contact the regional office in Sioux Falls: 605-333-6845
  • Provide NSU with 28-1905
  • Complete the NSU Veteran Information Sheet
  • Order your Joint Services Transcript

 

Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33 and Yellow Ribbon Program)

- Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after Sept. 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days

 

New applicants and transfer students may apply at va.gov.

 

Then, submit the following documentation to the school certifying official at the Registrar’s Office in Dacotah Hall 103:

 

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA/Chapter 35) 

- Survivors/dependents of U.S. military veterans

 

New applicants and transfer students may apply at va.gov.

 

Then, submit the following documentation to the school certifying official at the Registrar’s Office in Dacotah Hall 103:

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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.