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Brenda PangerBrenda Panger
Associate Director of Transfer Admissions
(800) 249-6412 ext. 6067 or 
(218) 723-6067

Pam LahtiPam Lahti
Senior Admissions Counselor
(218) 723-6049

Jessica JohnstonJessica Johnston
Veterans Resource Center Coordinator
(218) 723-6645

Military Friendly School | MF '16

U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans badge US News & World Report ranked CSS as one of the 2017 Best Colleges for Veterans based on participation in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees.

A military-friendly college

David Martin

What does military friendly mean at CSS?

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Veterans Resource Center and Community

No matter who you are, there's a place for you at St. Scholastica. And for veterans, we mean that literally. The Veteran's Resource Center (VRC) is a physical space on campus specifically for veterans — serving as the base of operations for an ever-supportive and welcoming community that guides you through the ups and downs of college life. 

But no matter where you are, our Veterans Resources Coordinator will advocate for you — using all of our available resources to ensure you have a positive experience. 

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With all you've done for our country, you shouldn't have to worry about paying for college. Here we will help you maximize your educational benefits through a number of programs including the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon program. We also have generous financial aid packages and scholarships that make us even more affordable.

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Support Services

We have people here who can help with everything that's going on with you — big and small. Academic advisers who guide you through your academic and social transition to college. A Career Services Department that helps you discover how to leverage your military skills for career success. On-campus counseling and health services to ensure your mental, physical and emotional well-being. So no matter what you're going through, at CSS, you're never alone. 

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Academic Accommodations

You learned a lot from your time in the military, now it's time you get credit for it. Our academic advisers will work with you to get every possible credit out of your military training and transcript and craft an academic plan that's unique to you — whether that's graduate or undergraduate, online or on-campus, or somewhere in between.

Our Center for Equal Access will help you stick to this plan, no matter what disabilities or medical conditions you may have. And our leave policy will let you take time for deployments and pick up right where you left off.

Your Steps to Success

At CSS, we have graduate and undergraduate, online and on-campus programs for every interest. View a full list of our academic programs.

And even if you don't see what you're looking for here, you have the flexibility to design your own major to fit your unique interests and goals.

To receive your VA education benefits, you will need to complete these five steps:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 002343.
  2. Army/Navy/Marines/Coast Guard service members: Request official, sealed transcripts from previous accredited institutions, including your JST. 
    Air Force service members:Request official, sealed transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF).
  3. If you plan to use education benefits, apply for VA educational benefits.
  4. After you complete step 3, submit the Certificate of Eligibility, which is the document received from the completion of your benefit application, to George Beattie in Tower Hall, Room 1125, or via email.
  5. Complete the Admitted Military Student Information form. Most of the requested information can be found on your Certificate of Eligibility.

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  • "Every college is different — some are more veteran-friendly than others. We're definitely good at CSS. They really go out of their way to help us here. It's a very military-friendly school. I feel lucky to be where I'm at."

    – David Martin, ‘16