Serving Those Who Have Served

Whether you’re planning to attend Bemidji State University or are currently enrolled, the Veteran’s Assistance Center is here to help you navigate the processes often required to utilize the benefits you’ve earned.  We help current military members, veterans and their family members with education benefits.

familyCenter staff can help you determine whether you’re eligible for the GI Bill, scholarships, disability services, personal counseling, tutoring, financial aid and other college-related services. They can also provide assistance to your family.

Besides connecting with resources, you will find that the center is also a great place to connect with others. Stop by the center to grab a cup of coffee, study or chat with other veterans.

The Center partners with the Veteran’s Administration’s Vet Center out of Duluth, MN.  Readjustment counselors are available, by appointment, to meet with certain veterans.  Contact our office to find out more.

To learn more about the help available to you as a veteran, stop by the Veteran’s Assistance Center located the basement of Decker Hall, room 102.  Or call us at 218-755-2230.

Bemidji State University and the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs cooperatively created and administer the Veteran’s Assistance Center.

For more information or to make an appointment contact:

Tony Schnellbach
Veterans Assistance Regional Coordinator
Higher Education Veterans Programs
MN Dept of Veterans Affairs

Phone: (218)-208-7544

Michael Winter and Shannon Reyes are student workers and can be reached at:

Spring 2016 Semester Hours

Monday: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Tuesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm.

Wednesday: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Thursday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm.

Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

NOTE: The office is open during other times as well throughout the week.  If you are a student and require different hours to access the facilities, please call the office or stop by and we will do our best to accommodate you.  Shannon and Michael do their best to keep the office open, but there may be times when it is closed.  Feel free to call ahead and confirm we are open before coming over.

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