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Join Forces with Concordia University, St. Paul

Serving your country doesn’t mean giving up on your goal of completing your bachelor’s degree or earning your master’s degree. Our programs offer the flexibility and convenience military members need to earn their degree, even when military service makes schedules unpredictable. Most of our students in the military continue their program without interruption during deployment.

Concordia serves the needs of veterans with an on-campus Veterans Resource Center and provides support and assistance with outside resources. A Yellow Ribbon Program participant, Concordia offers a $2,000 Military Scholarship, tuition assistance and accepts up to 30 military technical credits to apply toward a bachelor’s degree. In addition, traditional undergraduate students on a ROTC scholarship will receive a free room and board allowance.

We are thankful for all that you have done for us and now we want to help you achieve your next goals!

Benefit Options

Veterans and their families may be eligible for a variety of benefit options. To verify what benefits you are eligible for start by contacting a Veterans Affairs Counselor at: https://www.vets.gov/education.  

You may qualify for the following:

Montgomery GI Bill

The Montgomery G.I. Bill is a military benefit for eligible active duty service members and veterans (MGIB-AD/Chapter 30) and eligible selected reservists (MGIB-SR) administered through the US Department of Veterans Affairs. These benefits do have a time limit depending on when you served.

If you are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, your education office is a great place to learn more about your benefits.

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Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program (VR&E/Chapter 31) provides veterans and active duty service members who have been in the workforce and have used their benefits but were disabled while serving in the military to obtain employment and independent living services.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program

Eligible veterans of the US armed forces receiving full Chapter 33/GI Bill benefits can earn an undergraduate or graduate degree tuition-free from Concordia University St. Paul. Housing and other fees still apply.

Determine if you’re eligible for a GI Bill and what type: New Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill), Chapter 30, Chapter 31, Chapter 1606.

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Dependents and Spouses

Dependents, spouses and survivors to veterans and military service members may also be eligible for benefits.

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State Benefits for Veterans

Minnesota GI Bill

The Minnesota GI Bill program was established in 2007 to provide post secondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota veterans and service members as well as eligible spouses and children of deceased or severely disabled eligible Minnesota veterans.

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 per semester or term and part-time students may be eligible to receive up to $500 per semester or term.

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Benefits – Active Duty

Tuition Assistance

Concordia offers a military tuition rate for members of the armed forces who are on active duty while using your Tuition Assistance benefit.

  • Undergraduate tuition rate: $250/credit

  • Graduate tuition rate: $350/credit

Since each branch handles tuition assistance in a variety of ways, we encourage you to visit your military branch to get started in this process.

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*No additional scholarships would apply at this reduced rate. Your benefits cannot exceed the cost of tuition.

Transfer Credits

As a transfer-friendly institution, Concordia accepts up to 30 military credits to apply toward your bachelor’s degree. Credit can also be earned through CLEP and DANTES exams or from other regionally accredited colleges or universities.

Contact Concordia Admissions to find out what credits you can transfer and apply to your degree!

Find out how to obtain your military credit at Military.com

Campus Resources

General John W. Vessey, Jr. Veterans Resource Center

The General John W. Vessey, Jr. Veterans Resource Center is where veterans and/or dependents of veterans can receive assistance in learning about and utilizing all the benefits afforded them at Concordia. The primary service of the Center is helping veterans with the paperwork process to receive financial aid at Concordia from the federal government.

Mission

To provide veterans and military family members with a single point of contact for information and assistance regarding the benefits and resources available to meet the unique challenges they face.

Resource Center Information

  • Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Current students have evening and weekend access to the Center
  • Location: Meyer Hall 118
  • Appointments: Contact Chuck Hines at 651-641-8758 or email hines@csp.edu to schedule
Student Advisor

Each student at CSP will have an academic advising team. These student advisors will be dedicated to assisting you in achieving your academic goals and completing your degree.

 

Financial Aid Counselor

At Concordia, you will have a Financial Aid Counselor who can assist you throughout your academic career here in navigating through the benefit changes and updates as you find the best path in planning for your tuition costs.

 

Why Choose Concordia St. Paul

  • Military students can receive vouchers for books at the start of their term (must have good SAP status to qualify)
  • CSP has one of the largest military populations of any private schools in Minnesota
  • We have fully online programs which allow you to access your studies from anywhere in the world.
  • We offer military tuition rates for active-duty undergraduate and graduate students
  • We offer a $2,000 military scholarship to all qualified recipients
  • We help navigate the application process for the GI Bill benefits and other financial aid needs.
  • CSP offers up to 30 credit for military training and education toward a bachelor’s degree.
  • Our on-campus Veterans Center offers our military and veteran students a place to relax and connect.

 

ROTC

Traditional undergraduate students on a ROTC scholarship will receive a free room and board allowance.

ROTC Partnership Information:

Next Steps

Questions?

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Helpful Links

Top Military-Friendly School

2016_MFS_Logo_200x200Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Concordia University, St. Paul the designation of a Top Military-Friendly University in its  2015 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities.

 

Yellow Ribbon Program

Eligible veterans of the U.S. armed forces receiving full Chapter 33/GI Bill® benefits can earn an undergraduate degree (through our traditional or adult undergraduate programs) or graduate degree tuition-free from Concordia University, St. Paul. Housing and other fees still apply.

 

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“Concordia University offered multiple programs for me to choose from, and provided an environment that fit into my busy career in the military.”

Jeffery Steien ‘11 B.A. Organizational Management and Leadership