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Steps to Join the CSS Military Community

First and foremost, thank you for serving our nation, as a veteran or member of a military family. At St. Scholastica, our military community starts at the front door and we want you to be aware of the special steps and resources we have available to you. As you go through this process, please note personalized degree plans and comprehensive expense reports are available before enrollment at St. Scholastica, and for our current military members, we reccomend you receive approval from your ESO, military counselor or Service prior to enrollment.

Researching and Applying for Benefits

We participate in a number of programs, including the Post 9-11 GI Bill® and the corresponding Yellow Ribbon Program, Federal Tuition Assistance, MN GI Bill®, and State Tuition Reimbursement, to name a few. To research the benefit(s) that fits your service, or family member's service, contact David Martin, the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs' military education benefit expert in the Duluth Area, who is available to help St. Scholastica students attending any campus.

Other Resources to Research Benefits

Your Steps to Starting at St. Scholastica

  • Contact Jeff Pearson, our Veteran Recruitment Counselor, for personalized information about St. Scholastica and degree options.
  • Apply to St. Scholastica and, for the service members, be sure to submit military transcripts: Army/Navy/Marines/Coast Guard and Air Force.
  • Once accepted, complete the Admitted Military Student Form.
  • Contact Jessica Johnston, our Veterans Resource Center Coordinator, to gain access to our Veterans Resource Center and our military-specific welcome packet of resources and procedures. Jessica sends out monthly emails with important benefit and programming notes as well.
  • Submit paperwork for education benefits to Jeff Pearson or our Certifying Official, Jeri Collier. This varies by the benefit type.
    • Vocational Rehabilitation: 1905
    • GI Bill®: Certificate of Eligibility
    • Dependent Education Assistance (DEA): Certificate of Eligibility
    • Federal Tuition Assistance (Army Ignited, AI Portal, etc.)
  • Complete the FAFSA, with school code 002343. This is required for some scholarships and to have access to a complete shopping sheet on your St. Scholastica's cost.
  • Work with assigned academic advisor to register for classes. A complete degree plan is available prior to registration in classes upon request to Jessica Johnston.
  • Reach out to our VA student employees at for a current student's perspective.

More Information About St. Scholastica

As you consider all your education options, here are external resources to learn more about our outcomes.

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