Welcome veterans, current service members and their families

The Veterans Resource Center in 100 Administrative Services is a one-stop shop for information and resources pertaining to your military benefits, including referrals to outside veteran agencies, and provides an ideal space for networking and connecting with other military affiliated students on campus. We welcome to visit in person or contact one of our support networks below. 

  • VA Certifying Official: GI Bill® enrollment certifications
  • MDVA Regional Coordinator: Eligibility and application processes for all education benefits
  • Financial Aid: Specialized assistance with financial aid, including a special condition due to no longer being employed full time with the military or having an income reduction from the previous year
  • Business Services: FTA and other military payment inquiries
  • For additional financial assistance regarding employment, student veteran emergency financial fund, and general support, contact our main office.

How can we help today?


MDVA Regional Coordinator

Jason Wehry
Central Regional Coordinator
Jason.L.Wehry@state.mn.usRoom 100E Administrative Services Building
Cell: (320) 493-8153
SCSU VeteransResource Center: (320) 308-2185

Mission: To serve the unique higher education needs of students who are Veterans, military members or family members.

MN Statute 197.585

Process: The Minnesota Legislature passed a number of initiatives addressing the unique and often complex needs of students who are Veterans. To assist Minnesota’s colleges and universities fulfill these new requirements, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs established the Higher Education Veterans Programs. This program consists of a director and regional coordinators located throughout the state. Specifically, the coordinators work with colleges to enhance or develop:

  1. "Veterans friendly” policies and procedures
  2. On-campus Veterans Resource Centers
  3. Coordinated Campus and Community Services and information
  4. Serve as a partner with the military and other community providers with the “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” Reintegration activities of the MNARNG.
  5. Provide Higher Education Information and Support: “Providing in-person and electronic higher education advising, in-person referral, related service and education benefit information to Veterans, military members, and their families.”

For more information please visit our website.

VA Certifying Official

Stephanie Kroll                                                                                                                                     
Assistant Registrar 
Email: slkroll@stcloudstate.edu
In Person: 118 Administrative Services Building
Phone: (320) 308-4037
Fax: (320) 308-2059
VA Toll Free: (800) 442-4554
Mailing Address:
Veterans School Certifying Official
118 Administrative Services Building
St. Cloud State University
720 4th Ave S
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) Payments

Missi Asper
Third Party/Accounting Technical
SCSU Business Office
In person: AS 123
Email: missi.asper@stcloudstate.edu 

For current service members wanting to utilize Federal Tuition Assistance within Army IgniED, complete the following steps to use FTA. The FTA exception to policy used previously has ended and you will need to request FTA through Army IgnitED. 

  1. E-mail veterans@stcloudstate.edu with your full name, student ID, name of courses you want to use FTA, and semester you intend to use federal tuition assistance.
  2. Create an account on Army Ignited, which will include a working CAC card and username/password.
  3. Once you have created your account on Army IgnitED, choose your degree/institution.
  4. Request Tuition Assistance on Army IgnitED.

Deadline to apply: Seven (7) days prior to start of classes.

View more information on FTA.

Apply for FTA early. Doing so will results in a quicker approval and the amount may be applied to your bill prior to financial aid disbursements. Apply up to 60 days prior to the class start date. 

Financial Aid

Louise Neeser
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
In Person: 106 Administrative Services Building
Email: laneeser@stcloudstate.edu 
Phone: (320) 308-2047
Fax: (320) 308-5424

The Assistant Director of Financial aid can assist with questions regarding any of the following topics:

  • Applying for financial aid
  • Special conditions for students who are no longer employed full time or have an income reduction from the previous year
  • Minnesota GI Bill® (work in conjunction with Kathie Goenner on the program)
  • Financial aid warning, suspension and appeals
  • Financial aid maximum time frame for receiving financial aid and transfer military credits

Trademark Terms of Use - Authorized Use
Third-party use of the trademark is restricted to the education and training institutions eligible to receive VA education benefits, State Approving Agencies, and recognized Veterans Service Organizations. Parties not identified are prohibited from using GI Bill® in any manner that directly or indirectly implies a relationship, affiliation, or endorsement with the Department of Veterans Affairs.