Other Benefits, Grants, and Scholarships

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Federal Tuition Asssitance

The Armed Forces offer tuition assistance programs to support their service members' educational goal. This includes up to 100% tuition for college courses taken during off-duty hours.  Annual and semester hour caps apply.  See the links below for more specific information.

Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard (ARNG) - Federal Tuition Assistance

Air Force Tuition Assistance

Navy Tuition Assistance

Marine Corps Tuition Assistance

Coast Guard Tuition Assistance

Normandale Community College is not the administrator of these programs. 
Support staff can provide invoices and other documents as required by each branch.

Minnesota National Guard State Tuition Reimbursement

Soldiers and Airmen in the Minnesota National Guard may be eligible for this state education benefits. For more information and application, visit the Minnesota National Guard site

Wisconsin National Guard Tuition Grant

Members of the Wisconsin National Guard may be eligible for this tuition reimbursement program.  For more information and application visit the Wisconsin National Guard site

Minnesota G.I. Bill

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students may be eligible receive up to $1,000 per semester and part-time students can receive up to $500 per semester.  Some spouses and children are eligible also. For more information and the online application, visit Minnesota's Office of Higher Education site.

Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund

MMAF is a non-partisan, non-political, 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation. The mission of MMAF is to say "thanks" to Minnesota Service members and their families who are making sacrifices in the defense of our freedoms in combat zones around the world.

For more information and application, visit http://www.thankmntroops.org

Minnesota Veteran Education Benefit

For undergraduate students, this is a one-time grant to veterans who have exhausted their federal education benefits.  For more information and application, visit the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs site.

Tillman Scholars

This annual competitive scholarship program is open to service members, veterans, and spouses.  Read about and apply here.

VFW SportClips Help A Hero Scholarhip

Scholarships of up to $5000 awarded biannually.  Go here to read more

Other Scholarships and Grants

A helpful site from U.S. Department of Education on how to search for scholarships
Scholarship resources from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Retroactive Scholarships from Leave No Veteran Behind

Read more about this organization and their unique program