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Veterans Resources

20-21 Military Friendly       Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Hiawatha Valley

Minnesota State College Southeast is proud to have been named an official Military-Friendly College for 2020-2021. 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

 Many 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, 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, 507-779-9375 (cell)
Mark 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 Resources

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

Minnesota Military Appreciation Fund 
MMAF provides cash grants to Minnesota service members who have served in a combat zone since September 11, 2001

Military OneSource
A 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges, and thrive

Minnesota State Resources For Veterans and Service Members
Information, services, and support to veterans and services members along with military-to-college tools to meet your goals

Goodhue County Veterans Service
Helping veterans and their dependents obtain veterans benefits form the MN Department of Veterans Affairs and the US Department of Veterans Affairs

Winona County Veterans Services
Assisting veterans and their dependents in securing information and benefits from the Federal and State government

Federal Tuition Assistance for Active Duty, Reserve and Guard Members
All four service branches and the U.S. Coast Guard offer financial assistance for voluntary, off-duty education programs in support of service members' personal and professional goals.Questions about your own Tuition Assistance eligibility should be directed to your unit or education office. For more information, see the links below:

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RED WING CAMPUS | 308 Pioneer Road | Red Wing, MN 55066
WINONA CAMPUS | 1250 Homer Road | Winona, MN 55987
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