Specific Information

Tri-College ROTC

Concordia ROTC students participate in the Tri-College ROTC program with North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead.


Concordia Tri-College Army ROTC can be reached at 701.231.7575 or email CPT Ryan Schulz, assistant professor of military science, at ryan.a.schulz@ndsu.edu.

Air Force ROTC

Concordia Tri-College Air Force ROTC can be reached at 701.231.8186 or email the Recruiting Flight Commander at ndsu.afrotc@ndsu.edu.

Minnesota Veterans Affairs

Aaron Johnson is the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs northwest regional coordinator. He is located at nearby Minnesota State Community and Technical College and can be reached at 218.329.6040 or aaron.johnson@state.mn.us. You can also find your military transcript, information on benefits, and much more on the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Veterans Upward Bound

If you are a veteran and want to go to college but need help with study skills, basic computer skills, or need to upgrade English, math, science, or history, Veterans Upward Bound can help. We will work to help you succeed in postsecondary education through classes and programs designed to ease the transition to college life. Contact us at 1.800.570.5719 or 701.231.9706 to see if you qualify.


Financial Aid

For assistance involving how military benefits fit into your financial aid, please contact the financial aid office at 218.299.3010 or finaid@cord.edu. Prospective students should also reach out to their Education Service Officer (ESO), military counselor, or Service prior to enrollment to discuss military tuition assistance. If you need help in determining who your ESO or military counselor is, please contact Aaron Johnson at 218.329.6040 or aaron.johnson@state.mn.us.

Concordia Certifying Official

Once you are registered for classes, contact the Registrar's Office to speak with Concordia's certifying official at 218.299.3250 or registrar@cord.edu.

Concordia Business Office

Kim Byers in our Business Office works with billing and crediting of military funds. She can be reached at 218.299.3150 or kbyers@cord.edu.

Concordia Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success offers one-on-one visits with professional staff, tutoring in specific subjects, college success courses, and writing assistance. For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Director John Andrick at 218.299.4551 or jandrick@cord.edu.

Yellow Ribbon Campus

Concordia is a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, which is one way we help you cover tuition costs.

Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients who are entitled to the maximum Chapter 33 benefit rate (100%) are eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program at Concordia College. The program is for undergraduate students.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will provide each Chapter 33 benefit recipient with a tuition and fee benefit capped at $21,084.89. Concordia College will provide funding up to a maximum annual benefit to its Yellow Ribbon recipients, which may not exceed 50% of the remaining tuition and fee charges. The VA will match the contribution made by Concordia College. Total funding from all sources provided to Yellow Ribbon recipients may, but is not guaranteed to cover, the recipient's full tuition and fees at Concordia College. Yellow Ribbon funding, with its corresponding match from the VA, replaces any previously awarded institutional grants and/or scholarships. Also, the college's participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program will be re-evaluated annually.

Post-9/11 GI Bill®

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after Sept. 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. NOTE: To be eligible for 100% of the benefit, an individual must have served an aggregate of 36 months of continuous active duty service. For those who served fewer than 36 months, the percentage of benefits ranges from 40% to 90%. The Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) provides the following benefits:

Tuition and Fees

The VA will pay up to $20,235 per academic year for tuition and fees. This benefit is paid directly to the school.

Monthly Housing Allowance

This payment is issued directly to the student at the beginning of each month for education and training pursued the previous month. The amount is based on the location of the school and is prorated based on the length of service.

Books and Supplies Stipend

This payment is issued directly to the student up to a maximum of $1,000 per academic year. This benefit is paid proportionately based on enrollment and prorated based on length of service.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides up to 36 months of education benefits. Generally, benefits are payable for 15 years following release from active duty. This benefit also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill® to dependents. Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website to determine if you are a qualifying veteran or a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement based on a veteran's service.

Veterans Resources

The free 20-page guide titled "OnlineCollegesDatabase.org: Higher Education Resources for Veterans and Their Families" includes detailed research by Ron Kness, a 36-year military veteran and expert in the service-to-school transition. In addition to more than 150 resources with links and brief descriptions, the guide also has three pages dedicated solely to veterans' education information and resources by state.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at benefits.va.gov/gibill.



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