Military Admissions Process
UND is proud to serve those who serve our country by providing you with the education and support you deserve.
If you're an active duty military member, veteran or dependent, you must follow the admissions steps outlined below to ensure that any military tuition assistance or education benefits are processed properly.
Military Admissions Process
Visit with your Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor to determine what benefits you are eligible to receive.
Apply to UND
Apply to UND as a freshman, transfer student or graduate student. Indicate service member, veteran or military-affiliated on your application.
Veteran's Online Application
Visit Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) to apply for your education benefits and get your Award Letter/Statement of Benefits (COE or NOBE) mailed to you.
If you are a transfer student who used VA benefits at another school, you must complete the 22-1995: Request for Change of Program/Place of Training form and submit to the VA. Students using Chapter 35 should use form 22-5495.
Send official transcripts, including Joint Service Transcripts, to UND Admissions.
Pay Deposit (Freshmen Only)
Pay $200 confirmation deposit to UND Admissions (freshmen only). This deposit will be applied to tuition. Students using Chapter 31 or 33 will receive a refund once the VA has paid tuition charges.
Certificate of Eligibility or Notice of Basic Eligibility
When you receive your VA education benefits, submit a copy of your award letter (COE or NOBE) to Veteran & Military Services. If you are an Aviation/Aerospace student, you must also submit a Medical Certificate.
Meet with your UND academic advisor or department to select classes. All majors and minors must be declared in order to be certified/paid by the VA.
Enroll in Classes
You must be registered in classes to use your education benefits. Register for classes in UND Campus Connection. Military students receive priority course registration.
Use Your Benefits
Complete the Veteran Certification form. This form must be completed every semester you wish to use your benefits at UND.
Military Admissions Deadlines
UND enrollment dates* for VA Education Benefits are:
- Summer/Fall Semester: April 30
- Spring Semester: Nov. 30
*Exceptions to these dates will be made for first-time recipients.
Residency Rate for Tuition
Students that did not indicate military on their UND application must apply and be approved for the North Dakota resident tuition rate within 30 days of the first day of the semester.
If you are a service member or veteran and did not indicate military on the UND application, complete the residency form and attach your DD-214 or COE.
UND Veteran & Military Services
The office includes Certifying Officials and a lounge area for veterans. Students should email documents and questions to vets@UND.edu.
Send approved Federal Tuition Assistance forms to heidi.smart@UND.edu.
Regional VA Office
Phone Verification: 877.823.2378
Address Change/Direct Deposit: 888.442.4551
Veteran's Educational Training (VET)
The VET program helps veterans through preparatory training (tutoring, advising) to attend the college of their choice. The program is free and offers individualized non-credit course work in mathematics, computer studies, English, reading, and study skills.
The UND branch office is located in McCannel Hall, Room 170. Call us at 701.777.6465.
VA Vocational Rehabilitation
The website allows students to gain a better understanding of their education benefits and allows the student to apply for benefits, update their personal information, and gain access to a variety of resources. The VA's National Call Center answers general inquiry questions students may have about benefits or status of their application. Students can also visit their website and upload documents or inquire about benefits through their “Submit a Question” link.
Phone: 1.888.442.4551 (888.GIB.ILL1)