Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Minnesota State Community and Technical College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list.
Our goal in M State Veterans Services is to make sure our service members, veterans, spouses and other family members have the information they need to make informed decisions concerning their federal military and veteran educational benefits.
M State is recognized as a Military Friendly School and fully complies with the 2012 Executive Order - Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses and Other Family Members.
Veterans who are considering higher education can check out From Military to College: A Checklist for Veterans, which is provided by the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.
Higher Education Regional Coordinators
The higher education regional coordinators provide service members and or/family member information directly related to military education benefits. Click here to see a map of all Minnesota higher education regional coordinators.
The regional coordinators serving M State are:
Eric Abell can be reached at 218.299.6881 or 218.396.0753 (cell). Please call for campus availability. His offices are located at the following campus locations:
Aaron Johnson can be reached at 218.329.6040. Please call for campus availability. His offices are located on the following campus locations:
Veterans can meet with a campus or program advisor for academic questions, but they are encouraged to meet with a regional coordinator regarding benefits.
County Veterans Service Officers (CVSO)
If you are a service member or family of a service member, your CVSO can assist with understanding military benefits. To locate your CVSO, visit the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Services Officers website and click on your county in the directory.
All service members and their families are encouraged to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) in addition to completing the necessary paperwork for military education benefits.
There are numerous education benefits provided through federal and state veteran education programs. It is recommended that you contact your local Regional Coordinator (listed above under Contact Information for Veterans) regarding personal benefits, even if you think you do not qualify.
Click here to view an interactive benefits flow chart provided by MyMilitaryEducation.org, a higher education veterans program.
The Veterans Education Transfer System (VETS) is designed to assist current and past service members in determining how their military training may earn them credit at a MnSCU institution. Click here to review the credit evaluation your assigned MOS/AASC occupation has been assigned. Please note that if there is no evaluation for your occupation, you will have the option to request an evaluation.
All service members and veterans can request their military training records in the form of a transcript to be evaluated at the college level. Veterans of the Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corp and Navy should contact the Joint Services Transcript. Air Force veterans need to make transcript requests to the Community College of the Air Force.
For more information, check out these websites:
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs provides resources and links to all military education benefits, including LinkVet Support (a live Minnesota support center that assists military service members and veterans).
Disabled American Veterans
My Military GPS LifePlan
MnSCU Military Resources
In our work with veterans, M State:
Last modified: June 8th, 2015 at 08:18am