The determination of eligibility for veteran and dependent educational benefits is made by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Students who may be eligible to receive VA educational benefits should apply online at or contact the Regional Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.

Additional information on veterans’ personal, financial, and educational questions can be found by contacting the Regional Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs:

Barry Martinson
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Higher Education Veterans Programs Office

218-208-7094 or

Barry’s Schedule

Eligible students should notify the VA School Certifying Official (SCO) at Minnesota North with a request to be certified for VA Education Benefits. Students are required to notify the SCO any time a change is made to enrolled credits (dropping, adding, or withdrawing from courses), the program of pursuit, and/or if withdrawing from school.

School Certifying Official:
Jamie Pavich
Associate Registrar
It is assumed that students enrolling in sequential terms (fall to spring, and spring to fall) intend to use their VA educational benefits each term. If this is NOT the case, the SCO must be notified.

Any student returning from a break in enrollment at Minnesota North (excluding summer term) needs to let the SCO know that they have returned and wish to use their benefits. (Students need to contact the SCO to request summer course certification.)

Information the Department of Defense (DOD) asks us to share with Prospective Students

The college scorecard is a consumer planning tool and resource to assist prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school.

The College Navigator is a consumer tool that provides school information about tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates, and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool.

The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a model financial aid award letter designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about college costs and financial aid so they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school. For a personalized Financial Aid Shopping Sheet, log in to E-Services with your StarID and password, then click on the “Financial Aid” link. Additional information about Minnesota North tuition, fees, and financial aid information is found on our website. The Paying for College website contains a tool that can be used by prospective students to compare detailed financial information for up to three schools at a time. This site also includes general information about financial aid and financial literacy.