St. Cloud State University is committed to supporting its student veterans in their educational plans. Whether you are eligible for federal benefits, state benefits, or both you will find information here that will assist you with using your military benefits to finance your education.
Located on the St. Cloud State University campus, the Veterans’ Resource Office assists student veterans in a variety of areas of college life. A full array of the services provided may be found on its website at http://www.stcloudstate.edu/veterans/ or by visiting the office in the Administrative Services Building, Room 101.
Questions about federal VA benefits (Chapter 1606, 1607, 30, 31, 33 [Post 9/11], 35 and, tuition assistance and tuition reimbursement) may be directed to:
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
St. Cloud State University Veterans Resource Center
320-308-2185 (Office) or 320-493-8153 (Work Cell)
You may also wish to access the on-line resource MyMilitaryEducation.org which is a one-stop resource for educational benefits and resources for veterans and their families.
This office will assist you with questions concerning your educational benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation, or Family Member programs. If you need to visit with someone about getting paid for your federal benefits, the certifying official is Kathie Goenner, Administrative Services Building Room 118, (320) 308-4040. Or visit the website at www.stcloudstate.edu/registrar/veterans/
Individuals who have served in the Armed Forces on or after September 11, 2001 may be eligible for three educational benefits: tuition, housing, and book allowance.
Only active duty time served after September 10, 2001 counts as eligible service. Students enrolled less than half-time (6 credits) are not eligible for the housing stipend.
The Veterans Administration (VA) will begin processing applications for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits starting May 1, 2009. The application form is available online at:www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-1990-ARE.pdf. Students will receive a response explaining the VA's decision regarding eligibility for the program. Payments for the Post-9/11 GI Bill will not be processed by the VA until August 1, 2009.
You may review further information on the Post-9/11 GI Bill at www.gibill.va.gov and also review a benefits comparison. You may also contact the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-800-456-8519 for additional information.
The Minnesota GI Bill program was established in 2007 to provide postsecondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota veterans who served on or after September 11, 2001. Full-time undergraduate or graduate students may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 per semester and part-time students may be eligible to receive up to $500 per semester.
To be eligible you must be a Minnesota resident enrolled at a Minnesota institution who is a:
If you meet the above eligibility criteria Apply Online. If you prefer to apply using a paper application, print, complete, and submit it along with a copy of your Form DD-214 to the St. Cloud State University Financial Aid Office, Room 106, Administrative Services Building. If you have questions about the Minnesota GI Bill, please contact Louise Neeser, Administrative Services Building Room 106, (320) 308-4023.
Effective October 1, 2009, Active and Reserve Soldiers will request tuition assistance payment on-line through www.GoArmyEd.com