North Hennepin Community College is committed to being a military-friendly campus. Our helpful staff is willing to assist you with all of your academic needs.
In March 2020, Congress enacted and later extended many COVID-19 provisions that are set to expire on December 21, 2021. As a result of the provisions, many institutions were afforded an opportunity to modify training to an online modality, although that modality may have been prohibited as part of a program’s approval. As we are approaching the expiration of these provisions, it is important that the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) emphasize that an institution must return to an approved modality on or before December 22, 2021.
For questions related to Education Benefits please call 1-888-442-4551. All other questions VA-related, please call 1-800-827-1000. Students can also visit www.va.gov to get information about benefits, file a claim, and updates about services provided (around COVID-19 impacts).
GI Bill Assistance
We certify enrollment for the GI Bill and offer assistance with:
- MGIB-AD – Chapter 30
- Vocational Rehabilitation/Veteran Readiness and Employment - Chapter 31
- Post 9/11 – Chapter 33
- Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program– Chapter 35
- MGIB-SR – Chapter 1606
- Minnesota GI Bill
- Federal Tuition Reimbursement
National Guard: 651-282-4589
Apply for Free
All veterans or active-duty military members can apply to NHCC for free. Just make sure to show our admissions office your active ID or DD214 when applying. For help, please refer to our veterans successful start guide to ensure you complete each step of the admissions process and find success at NHCC.
Note: No reimbursements can be issued if you pay the application fee before providing documentation of military service.
Students awaiting GI benefits under Chapters 30, 33, 1606, 1607, 31 or 35 will have their tuition automatically deferred, while they are waiting for GI Bill payments. Tuition will be deferred when a benefit request form is submitted to the VA by the certifying official. Deferring tuition will hold your courses without having to set up a payment plan.
- You are responsible to drop your course(s) if you do not plan on attending.
- Tuition for the semester must be paid in full by the payment plan due date. See payment options for due date.
Your military training may be considered for college credit. It is a good idea to submit your military transcript(s) for evaluation as soon as possible. Request and submit military transcripts from:
After NHCC receives your official transcripts, the transfer specialist will review your military training based upon the American Council of Education standards for Military Programs. The College will provide you a copy of your Degree Audit Report (DARS) indicating what was accepted in transfer.
Veterans Resource Center
Located in the Campus Center, the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) provides a space for our veterans to study and relax. The space includes computers, meeting space, and veteran affairs benefit information.
Benefits and Resources
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
- Transferology - find transfer equivalencies
- My Military Education - Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs education support
Educational assistance programs are available to veterans and active service members. Eligibility is determined by factors such as your relationship to the veteran or the type and length of the veteran’s military service, as well as the monetary contribution during the time of service.
Benefits and Resources
- Payment Rates for Chapters 30, 1606, 1607 and 35
Application for Education Benefits
Meet the Veterans Advisors
Veterans Student Advisor & Certifying Official
Veterans Academic Advisor
Any questions about the application, registration, or benefits process? We are glad to help you as you take the next step on your journey.
Location & Contact
Campus Center - Room 233
Veterans Affairs Hours
In-person & virtual
Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (in-person)
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (in-person)
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.