Veterans and Active Military Education Benefits


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

 

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

 

If you have questions regarding your benefit, please contact:

 

Registrar’s Office

VA Certifying Official Carlee Miller

Dacotah Hall 103

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

Phone: 605-626-2545

Fax: 605-626-2587

Email: vaoffice@northern.edu

 

 
Order Military Documents

DD 214

JST - Joint Service Transcripts

CCAF military transcript

 

 

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)

 

 

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)

State/Territory Benefits - South Dakota

Military Federal Tuition Assistance General Information

 

 

Military Federal Tuition Assistance -€“ How to Apply:
 
Scholarships for Veterans, Military & Dependents

Federal Student Aid/military scholarships

AmVets

Student Veterans of America

AffordableColleges.com

VeteranAid Scholarship

Military.com Scholarship Finder

Fisher House Foundation - for children of military members

Tillman Foundation Scholarship - for service members

AFCEA War Veterans Scholarship

Military Friendly Online Colleges - for service members

Folds of Honor - for spouses and children of military members

Grad School for Military Veterans

Troops to Teachers

 

APPLICANTS UNDER CHAPTER 1606

- Army/Air National Guard/Reserve

 

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

 

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

  • Copy of DD-214
  • Copy of NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility)
  • Copy of Kicker Contract if eligible
  • Completed NSU Veteran Information Sheet
  • And, order your official military transcript

 

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 vets.gov.

 

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

  • Copy of DD-214
  • Copy of NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility)
  • Copy of Kicker Contract if eligible
  • Completed NSU Veteran Information Sheet
  • And, order your official military transcript

 

APPLICANTS UNDER CHAPTER 30

- Active Duty

 

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

 

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

 

APPLICANTS UNDER 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 official military transcript

 

APPLICANTS UNDER CHAPTER 33 €“ POST-9/11 GI BILL

- 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 vets.gov.

 

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

 

APPLICANTS UNDER CHAPTER 35 

- Survivors/dependents of U.S. military veterans

 

New applicants and transfer students may apply at vets.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 Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.