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Education Benefits


Normandale Community College is an approved Institue of Higher Learning (IHL) for federal education benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Currently all associate degree and certficate offerings are deemed approved educational programs by the Minnesota State Approving Agency and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.  Students attending Normandale may apply for and receive these education benefits.  

A full description of these programs is available at www.benefits.va.gov 

Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

Basic Eligibility: Individual who served on active duty on or after September 10, 2001, for at least 90 days; spouse/children may qualify through Transfer of Entitlement

Montgomery GI Bill® - (MGIB - Chapter 30)

Basic Eligibility: Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard who are on active duty or have been separated from active duty with an honorable discharge

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

Basic Eligibility: Members of the reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard; members of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP - Chapter 1607) Notice: this program is being sunsetted

Basic Eligibility: Members of the reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, and members of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard who are called or ordered to active duty in response to war or national emergency as declared by the president or Congress. Eligibility is determined by the Department of Defense or the Department of Homeland Security.

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

Basic Eligibility: Children or spouse of a veteran who is permanently and totally disabled from service-connected causes; children or spouse of a veteran who died in service or who died of service-connected causes; children or spouse of another qualifying veteran or serviceperson, such as one currently missing in action or captured in the line of duty.

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HOW TO APPLY


NEW TO VA EDUCATION BENEFITS?

Students are encouraged to apply for VA Education Benefits online: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/apply.asp

Paper applications are also available from the School Certifying Official who can assist you in filling them out and will submit them to VA on your behalf.

*If you have already received a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA, bring a copy of it to the School Certifying Official 

Each semester you wish to use your benefits, complete a Deferment Request & Payment Agreement

TRANSFERRING VA EDUCATION BENEFITS TO NORMANDALE?

If you have received VA Education Benefits at another school and have remaining entitlement, transferring your benefits to Normandale is simple.  Select the appropriate form below and submit it to the School Certifying Official.  Not sure which one to use?  Just ask the SCO.

Servicemember/Veteran continuing to use Chapter 30, 33, 1606, or 1607: VA Form 22-1995

Spouse/Dependent continuing to use Chapter 33 or 35: VA Form 22-5495

Approved for and continuing to use Chapter 31: See your caseworker for VA Form 28-1905

Each semester you wish to use your benefits, complete a Deferment Request & Payment Agreement

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Need Help Understanding Your VA Education Benefits?

Talk to Benefits Counselor at 1-888-GIBILL1 (1-888-442-4551)  if you have questions about your benefits eligibility, don’t know what benefit to apply for, or want to know if you have remaining entitlement.

Your VA School Certifying Official


Lori York
VA School Certifying Official & Advisor
Normandale Community College
9700 France Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55431

Phone: 952-358-9043
Email: veteransbenefits@normandale.edu

Location: College Services Building, Nath Advising Center (C1032)

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