See also: Military Transcript Evaluation Policy
The point-of-contact information for veteran questions is Trudy Carey, Director of Veteran Services. She may be contacted by calling (406) 581-5953, or (406) 657-2283 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Visit our Facebook page to stay current on campus events and activities.
March 2015 Events for Veterans
Lunch and Learns on Wednesdays from 11:30 to 1:30
Snack and Chats on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00
Spring Break - March 2-6
Wednesday, March 11
George Blackard, American Legion
Tuesday, March 17
Michael Worsley, Vet Center; Trudy Carey, Disability Support Services
Thursday, March 19
Jim Walsh, Personal Financial Counseling Military and Family
Wednesday, March 25
Marilyn Warren, Certifying Official; Chris Grudzinski, VFW
Tuesday, March 31
Justin Beach, Financial Aid; Michelle Schraudner, Career Services, Dan Altmaier, Job Service (bring your resume to get helpful input)
Tuesday, March 10
Justin Beach Financial Aid; Trudy Carey, Disability Support Services
Thursday, March 12
Michelle Schraudner, Career Services
Wednesday, March 18
George Blackard, American Legion
Tuesday, March 24
Michael Worsley, Vet Center; Dan Altmaier, Job Service
Thursday, March 26
Jim Walsh Personal Financial Counseling Military and Family; Kim Marmon, SWAMMEI Grant
Additional guests are added from time to time, so check Facebook for the accurate list each week.
To activate your VA Educational Benefits contact the VA Representative in the Admissions and Records office in McMullen Hall.
Marilyn Warren at (406) 657-1782 or
For assistance on the posting of your VA Educational benefits please contact the Business Services office in McMullen Hall.
Connie Rohrdanzat (406) 657-1707 or
For more detailed information about your benefits, please refer to www.va.gov
Veterans' Upward Bound
Veterans' Upward Bound is a Department of Education program designed to help military veterans refresh their academic skills so that they can successfully complete postsecondary education. Services are free to eligible veterans.
Student Veteran Organization
There are many veterans on campus, and they face similar
concerns and challenges as they navigate through the many
steps of enrolling in and attending college. We want to assist
with the environment change and let them know that we are a
The MSU Billings Army ROTC Yellowjacket Company challenges you to enroll in the most exciting course on campus. We attract and train top quality student-athlete-leaders from high schools and on-campus.
For more information, go to: www.msubillings.edu/ROTC/
To Download and apply for the VETERANS' FEE WAIVER, go to http://www.msubillings.edu/finaid/Waivers.htm and click on the Veteran Tuition Waiver Application.
Veterans Lounges Now Open!
The veterans’ lounge on main campus is on the 2nd floor of the Student Union Building and is open weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 pm for veterans to use to relax, watch TV, play x-box, eat, meet, study, etc. There is also a veterans’ lounge on the City College campus on the 2nd floor of the Tech Building.
Student Opportunity Services
Student Opportunity Services (SOS)/TRiO is a
Federally funded TRiO program.
SOS/TRiO provides support for students seeking academic development, and assists students with basic college requirements by motivating students toward successful completion of their college
Prior Learning Assessment
Further ways of earning credit include departmental challenges (Modern Language, for instance), Prior Learning Assessment, and credit awarded for military experience or programs accredited through the American Council on Education (ACE) and the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS).
Questions may be directed to:
Disability Support Services
If you have a documented physical or learning disabilty and need accomodations in the classroom or on campus please contact our Disability Support Services Office.
Online Degrees / Programs
Maybe you are place bound or maybe the idea of taking a class whenever you want appeals to you. No Problem. We have more than 240 classes and over 15 degree programs you can enroll in online. In fact, MSU Billings is Montana’s leader in online higher education.
Montana University System Links
Prepare for College
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Money Management and Budgeting
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Links
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Benefits Administration
- Web automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE)
The Department of Veterans Affairs administers a variety of education benefit programs.
Many Veterans and active duty personnel can qualify for more than one education benefits program, including the:
- The Post-9/11 GI Bill
- Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
- Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
- Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
- Educational Assistance Test Program (Section 901)
- Survivors’ and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
- National Call to Service Program
- Free education and vocational counseling services are available to service members and veterans, for more information click here.
The Post-9/11 GI-Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill 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. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill are now available.
To see what the Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay eligible individuals, visit gibill.va.gov
The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents.
For a copy of the Post-9/11 GI Bill pamphlet click here.
Source: United States Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.gibill.va.gov/.