Concordia welcomes and honors YOU, our military students and families. Below you will find Concordia resources specific to ROTC, National Guard, and Veteran students.
Concordia ROTC students participate in the Tricollege ROTC program with NDSU and MSUM.
Concordia Tri-college ARMY ROTC They can be reached at 701.231.7575 or email MAJ Ron Joyce email@example.com
Concordia Tri-college AIRFORCE ROTC They can be reached at 701.231.8186 or email the Recruiting Flight Commander firstname.lastname@example.org
Minnesota Veteran's Affairs
Dave Bellefeuille is the Minnesota Department of Veteran's Affairs Regional Coordinator for the area. He is located at nearby Minnesota State Community and Technical College and can be reached at 218.329.6040 or email@example.com . You can also find your Military Transcript, information on benefits and much more at the Minnesota Department of Veteran's Affairs website.
North Dakota Military Outreach
Vince Dicks is the North Dakota Military Outreach Specialist. He meets with all veterans to identify potential needs and help you develop a means to solve these problems through available Beteran, local community, regional, statewide or national resources. His office is located at 3920 31st St N Rm 231. You can reach him at 701.451.6059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veteran's Upward Bound
If you are a veteran and want to go to college but need help with study skills, basic computer skills, or need to upgrade English, math, science, or history, Veteran's Upward Bound can help. We will work to help you succeed in post-secondary education through classes and programs designed to ease the transition to college life. Contact Jeri Vaudrin at 1.800.570.5719 or email@example.com to see if you qualify. More information is also available at: Veterans Upward Bound
Concordia Financial Aid
For assistance involving how military benefits fit into your financial aid, Karen Lee in the Financial Aid Office is available to help. She can be reached at 218.299.3010 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Concordia Certifying Official
Once you are registered for classes, Concordia's certifying official is in the Registrar's Office and can be reached at 218.299.3250
Concordia Business Office
Kim Beyers in our Business Office works with billing and crediting of military funds. She can be reached at 218.299.3150 or email@example.com
Concordia Office of Student Success and Retention
Mike Reese and his team of mentors in the Office of Student Success and Retention offer individualized personal support services to students and their parents. They can be reached at 218.299.3045 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Yellow Ribbon Campus
Concordia is a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, which is one way we help you cover tuition costs.
Post 9/11 GI Bill recipients who are entitled to the maximum Chapter 33 benefit rate (100%) are eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program at Concordia College.
The Veteran's Administration (VA) will provide each Chapter 33 benefit recipient with a tuition and fee benefit capped at $17,500. Concordia College will provide funding up to a maximum annual benefit to its Yellow Ribbon recipients which may not exceed 50 percent of remaining tuition and fee charges. The VA will match the contribution made by Concordia College. Total funding from all sources provided to Yellow Ribbon recipients may, but is not guaranteed to cover, the recipient's full tuition and fees at Concordia College. Yellow Ribbon funding, with its corresponding match from the VA, replaces any previously awarded institutional grants and/or scholarships. Also, the college's participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program will be re-evaluated annually.
Post-9/11 GI Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. NOTE: To be eligible for 100% of the benefit, an individual must have served an aggregate of 36 months of continuous active duty service. For those who served fewer than 36 months, the percentage of benefit ranges from 40% to 90%. The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) provides the following benefits:
Tuition and Fees: The Veteran's Administration (VA) will pay up to $17,500 per academic year for tuition and fees. This benefit is paid directly to the school.
Monthly Housing Allowance: This payment is issued directly to the student at the beginning of each month for education and training pursued the previous month. The amount is based on the location of the school and is prorated based on length of service.
Books and Supplies Stipend: This payment is issued directly to the student up to a maximum of $1,000 per academic year. This benefit is paid proportionately based on enrollment and prorated based on length of service.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits. Generally, benefits are payable for 15 years following release from active duty. This benefit also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents. Visit the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs website at www.gibill.va.gov to determine if you are a qualifying veteran or a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement based on a veteran's service.