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Students and staff in the Veteran's Resource Center.

Service Member and Veteran Resources

Normandale honors veterans and military service members by providing steps and resources to help students make a seamless transition back to school and the community.

This commitment is demonstrated by the services and resources we provide, including a resource center specifically for veterans, tuition assistance options and many other benefits offered by Normandale.

A Welcome Gathering Place

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) serves as a place on campus that Veterans and Service Members can call their own. The VRC is a great place to socialize and network with fellow students, staff, faculty and alumni. It is staffed with trained personnel, many of whom are veterans, that are readily available to assist service members and their families during their time at Normandale.

The VRC staff helps current and future students with:

The VCR also offers an assortment of pamphlets and fliers that cover a full spectrum of support topics including education benefits, healthcare and other VA benefits and support resources. Drop by (C1060) to talk with our student-staff or make an appointment to meet with our dedicated Veterans Advisor.

Schedule an Appointment

Using Your Benefits at Normandale

Veterans and Service Members can qualify for a tuition deferment each semester along with other VA education benefits, vocational rehabilitation and military tuition assistance. StarID and password are required for authentication, and you can submit attachments within the form.

Submit the VA and Military Benefits Request Form

Yellow Ribbon Support

Normandale is home to one of the highest military veteran populations among Minnesota State institutions and is deemed a Yellow Ribbon Company due to their demonstrated commitment to supporting military members.

To earn this designation, Normandale has served as a host site for Yellow Ribbon meetings, re-integrations and other events sponsored by the Minnesota National Guard.

Normandale has also:

  • Partnered with Career Force to promote opportunities to veterans
  • Participated in the Joining Forces program to bring awareness to healthcare needs of veterans
  • Partnered with American Corporate Partners (ACP) to provide mentoring opportunities for veterans
  • Engaged in many other activities to benefit military veterans on campus and in the community

Additional Resources

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities offers a helpful resource page for service members, veterans and their families. Learn about available resources.

Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) is a program of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Get connected with VITAL.

Interested in Attending Normandale?

Prospective students who are veterans, currently serving or are spouses/dependents using VA benefits are encouraged to attend an information session to learn more about the military-connected benefits of attending Normandale.

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Lori York

Veterans Advisor and School Certifying Official

Veterans Resource Center

College Services Building - Room C1060

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