Services for Veterans
See also: Military Transcript Evaluation Policy
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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
McMullen First Floor West
MSU Billings recommends all Service members speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor prior to enrolling. Many ESOs can assist with obtaining the Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE).
For assistance on the posting of your VA Educational benefits please contact the Business Services office in McMullen Hall.
Renee Pfingsten at (406) 657-1707 or
McMullen Ground Level West
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.
Cisel Hall 104
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 community.
Clinton Culp (406) 657-2372
Elizabeth Fullon firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
McMullen 4th Floor
For more information, visit the MSUB Army ROTC website.
Advising & Career Services
McMullen Hall, First Floor West - University Campus
Tech Building, Jacket Student Central - City College Campus
We encourage all new, transfer, and returning students to visit us and meet with an academic advisor. Our goal is to assist you in designing an academic plan which enables you to complete your program requirements as efficiently as possible.
*Student must apply for admission and have been accepted before scheduling an appointment and meeting with an Academic & Career Advisor.
City College 247-3019
To Download and apply for the VETERANS' TUITION WAIVER, go to and click on the Veteran Tuition Waiver Application.
Financial Aid Website
McMullen First Floor East
Disability Support Services
If you have a documented physical or learning disability and need accomodations in the classroom or on campus please contact our Disability Support Services Office.
Call Trudy Carey at (406) 657-2283 or send her an email.
The veterans’ lounge on the university campus is on the first floor of the Library Building in room 121 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.
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:
Student Support Services
Student Support Services (SSS)/TRiO is a Federally funded TRiO program. SSS/TRiO provides support for students seeking academic development, and assists students with basic college requirements by motivating students toward successful completion of their college careers.
MSUB SSS Website
Library, Room 141
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Military Absence/Leave Policy
Montana State University Billings works with individual student situations related to military orders, deployment, and related service.
Registrar, Student accounts, and faculty work together, based on the timing of the orders, to do what is in the best interest of the individual student with regard to academic and financial implications.
Copies of orders are required documentation. Contact the Admissions & Records Office for more information.
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.
Source: United States Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.gibill.va.gov/.