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Military & Veteran Services


Military and Veteran Services at University of Northwestern including support, referral, guidance, and fellowship for students identified as active duty military and reservists or veterans in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.

We provide support, referral, guidance, and fellowship for students identified as active military or veterans in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.

Whether you are pursuing traditional undergraduate, adult undergraduate, or graduate studies, we have resources and support for your education!

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A Military Friendly School

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named University of Northwestern to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2017 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“Inclusion on the list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Northwestern’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

The Military Friendly Schools® website features the list, interactive tools, and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The colleges, universities, and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility, and other services to those who served.

Government Contacts

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 888-442-4551 www.gibill.va.gov

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs 1-888-LinkVet (1-888-546-5838)

Northwestern Contacts

Traditional Undergraduate 800-692-4020, ext. 5119 651-631-5119 registrar@unwsp.edu

College of Adult & Graduate Studies 866-492-7877, 651-628-3400, ags@unwsp.edu

Additional Resources

Initially I was nervous to leave the military and go back to school as a Navy veteran. However, my professors have been amazing and they have made the transition to civilian life easy. Meeting other veteran and active duty students on campus was awesome, and we often met for alternative military chapels to talk about how we all shared the same bond. Northwestern valued my service and I was able to transfer a lot of credits toward my degree. My technical background in air traffic control even helped me to think critically and ask questions in all of my classes.
Melissa Brookman
Department of Communication, 2018

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