To become eligible for Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Benefits (GI Bill®) you need to apply through the VA. The VA makes all determinations of eligibility. You may be certified only after being admitted to NTC and preregistering for classes.

Since the VA benefits (GI Bill®) may not be sufficient to cover all educational costs, you may also apply for Financial Aid. How much you receive is based on the type of training you take, length of service, your category and if you receive kickers, as well as your enrollment status.

The Veteran’s Assistance Center is located at BSU in Decker Hall 102. Contact the office to schedule an appointment at NTC by calling (218) 755-2230 or Tony Schnellbach, Northwest Regional Coordinator, at (218) 208-7544.

VA Education Benefits by Chapter

Students who are eligible to receive VA education benefits (GI Bill®) may fall into one of the following categories (chapters):

  • Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill – active duty
  • Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Chapter 35 – Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (spouse, surviving spouse, or child)
  • Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill – selected reserve
  • Chapter 1607 – Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Tuition Assistance – Army National Guard or Army Reserves

As the Certifying Office for VA Education Benefits, the Records Office is responsible for certifying enrollment and reporting changes in enrollment of veteran students to the VA. If you have any questions, contact NTC One Stop at (218) 333-6600 or

GI Bill® TRADEMARK: The US Department of Veterans Affairs owns the US trademark registration for the phrase “GI Bill.” Third-party use of the term is restricted to educational and training institutions eligible to receive VA educational benefits, SAAs, and Veteran Service Organizations. Ensure that you include the trademark in your school’s published catalogs, advertisements, or other documentation.