Veterans and Active Military Resources

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

Student Veteran Resource Center

Student Center 129, 605-626-7692


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


Plan your career and find employment

Career Services, 605-626-2371, Student Center 240

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

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