Servicemember and Veteran Resources
Using Your Benefits at Normandale
Qualify for a tuition deferment each semester by submitting this form and related documentation. For VA Education Benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation, and military Tuition Assistance.
Click the green button for the VA & Military Benefits Request e-form. StarID and password required for authentication. If needed, attachments can be submitted within the form.
Appointments for currently registered and returning students
Our virtual bulletin board of events, news, important dates and deadline.
The Normandale Commitment to Veterans
Normandale Community College honors this country's veterans and military service members by providing steps that will help ensure their transition back to school and the community. This commitment provides trained personnel in the Veterans Resource Center, many of whom are veterans, to assist service members and their families.
The Veterans Resources Center staff assists current and future students with:
- Admissions application
- Financial Aid - FAFSA
- Credit for Military Experience | Joint Services Transcript | Community College of the Air Force |
- State and federal military funding
- VA education benefits | VA & Military Benefits Request - Tuition Deferment
- Job search assistance for Veterans from Career Force
- Healthcare referrals through VITAL
- Transition Assistance Program for Veterans and Family Members (online access to TAP curriculum from Joint Knowledge Online)
- Referals to MAC-V for housing assistance, legal services, employment services, and case management
A Welcome Gathering Place
The Veterans Resource Center serves as a place on campus that Veterans and Servicemembers can call their own and feel at home. The VRC is a great place to socialize and network with fellow students, staff, faculty, and alumni. We have an assortment of pamphlets and fliers that cover a full spectrum of support topics - education benefits, healthcare, other VA benefits and support resources. Drop by (C1103) to talk with our student-staff or make an appointment to meet with our dedicated Veterans Advisor.
Normandale, which has one of the highest military veteran populations among Minnesota State institutions, is one of nine two-year colleges in the system to be deemed a Yellow Ribbon Company.
To earn this designation, Normandale has served as host site for Yellow Ribbon meetings, re-integrations, and other events sponsored by the Minnesota National Guard. The college has also partnered with the Career Force to promote opportunities to veterans, participated in Joining Forces program to bring awareness to healthcare needs of veterans, partnered with American Corporate Partners (ACP) to provide mentoring opportunities for veterans, and engaged in many other activities to benefit military veterans on campus and in the community.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has a helpful resource page for service members, veterans and their families. Click here for more.
Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) is a program of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Learn more and get connected to this program here.