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Minnesota State College Southeast is proud to have been named an official Military-Friendly College. The college has also been named a Hiawatha Valley Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Company. Both designations reflect our commitment to serving the needs of our veterans and armed forces service members. We thank you for your service to our country!

Campus Veterans Centers

On both the Winona and Red Wing campuses, veterans are invited to drop in to our Veterans Centers. There you'll find a quiet place to relax, study, print homework, use the internet, or just have a cup of coffee. 

Veterans Benefits

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Hiawatha Valley Military Friendly Schools 2019-2020Many veterans entering college are not aware of which state and federal benefits they are entitled to, or how to begin receiving them. Ask our Veterans Resources Staff to help you determine which benefits are available. Benefits can include (but are not limited to):

  • Education assistance
  • Surviving spouse/dependent education benefits
  • Minnesota GI Bill
  • State tuition reimbursement
  • Federal tuition assistance
  • Credit for experience
  • Contacts at other agencies ready to help veterans in any situation such as:
    • Rent/mortgage assistance
    • Legal assistance
    • Disability claims with the VA
    • Internships/mentorships
    • Emergency grants
    • And much more...

Veterans Resources Staff


Pamela Zimmerman

Pamela Zimmerman, Financial Aid

Minnesota State College Southeast Veterans Representative
pzimmerman@southeastmn.edu, 507-453-2710
When applying for educational benefits, you will need to meet with the MSC Southeast Veterans Representative. She will help make sure forms and paperwork are submitted in a correct and timely fashion and that you are informed of your rights and responsibilities as a veteran. 

Mark Larsen

Mark Larsen, Higher Education Veterans Program

Southeast Regional Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
mark.larsen@state.mn.us, 507-779-9375 (cell)
Mark is a frequent visitor to both the Winona and Red Wing Veterans Centers. He is available to help our veterans make the most of their benefits. If you don't know whether you're eligible, call Mark or set up a meeting with him to discuss your situation. 


Helpful Links

G.I. Bill Web Site
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs site that provides detailed information on G.I. Bill benefits.

Ask a Question about your GI Bill
Website that will allow you to submit a question online to the GI Bill Help Desk that is typically answered by email in 24-48 hours.

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs educational resource and referral site.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Site with general information on veterans' benefits, links to a wide variety of veterans' resources, federal jobs information.

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
General information for services available to Minnesota veterans and their families.

Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs
General information for services available to Wisconsin veterans and their families. 

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