Veteran’s Benefits

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Minnesota GI Bill

The Minnesota GI Bill is available to

Minnesota veterans who served honorably in any branch of the armed forces at any time
non-veterans who served honorably for a cumulative total of five years or more as a member of the MN National Guard or any other active or reserve component and had active service after September 11, 2001
eligible spouses, surviving spouses, and children of permanently and totally disabled veterans who are eligible for the Federal GI Bill.
Full-time undergraduate or graduate students may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 per semester and part-time students can receive up to $500 per semester (up to $3,000 per academic year and $10,000 per lifetime).

OJT and Apprenticeship individuals are eligible for up to $2,000 per fiscal year for either program. Approved employers are eligible to receive $1,000 placement credit payable upon hiring a person under this program and another $1,000 after 12 consecutive months of employment.

Recipients must be a Minnesota resident under the age of 62, and enrolled at a Minnesota institution.
Surviving Spouse & Dependent Education Benefit
The Surviving Spouse and Dependent Education benefit is for spouses and dependents, including adopted and step-children, whose veteran spouse and/or veteran parent died while on active duty, or as a result of a service-connected condition.

The veteran must have been a resident of Minnesota when they entered the military, or have been a resident of Minnesota for at least six months prior to passing away due to a service connected disability.

Applicants must be Minnesota residents and the spouse cannot be remarried. There is no age limitation for eligible survivors.

Surviving spouses and dependents can get a bachelor's degree without paying tuition. They also get $750 per year for fees, books and supplies, and/or room and board.

The benefit is available at MN state schools or private schools in the state.
Carlson School of Management (MBA Program) Military Veterans Initiative
Back to School with the GI Bill-Housing Reimbursement Calculator Beginning August 1, 2018, VA will calculate monthly housing payments using the zip code of the campus you physically attend for most of your classes, which may be different than the actual school location. See this article for details and a tool to calculate what you will receive.See this article at