South Central College welcomes veterans and military family members to its campus. We recognize the sacrifices you have endured, the special circumstances you face as a student, and the unique perspective that your experience brings to our campus. SCC is committed to making your transition from military to college as smooth as possible and we strive to give you first class service and support.
Veteran Services and Education Benefits
Whether you are currently serving or separated from the services, you may be eligible for certain education benefits. Education benefits will vary depending on your branch of service, length, and type of service and current military status. Education benefits may only be used to pay for courses that are required by your program.
The Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) program pays the cost of tuition and some additional fees. Nearly all Active Duty, Reserve or Guard members are eligible for FTA. However, each service branch determines eligibility criteria. FTA covers up to 100% tuition and fees, not to exceed $250 per semester credit hour or $4,000 per fiscal year, with a maximum of 16 credits.
All active duty service members (including Guard and Reserve) must contact their Education Service Office (ESO) or Education Counselor within your branch of service prior to enrolling in any college or university.
Veterans Resource at South Central College
Veterans Education Benefits:
Veterans Assistance Coordinator
Educational Service Officer (ESO)
Veterans Certifying Official:
Transfer Specialist/ CPL
Career Counseling Services:
Career and Personal Counselor
Academic Support, Tutoring and Disability Services:
Academic Support Center
Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA):
- Financial Aid Application https://fafsa.gov
Federal Tuition Assistance application procedures for military service:
- Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard (ARNG) - Federal Tuition Assistance
- FTA Checklist for MN National Guard Members
- Air Force Tuition Assistance
- Navy Tuition Assistance
Military Tuition Assistance Return Unearned Funds
South Central College has a policy that returns any unearned tuition assistance (TA) funds on a proportional basis through the period for which the funds were provided to the military Service Branch.
Schedule of Tuition Refund is as follows:
- 17-Week Course: withdrawal submitted
- Before or during weeks 1-2 100% return
- During weeks 3-4 75% return During weeks 5-8 50% return
- During weeks 9-10 40% return (60% of course is completed)
- During weeks 11-17 0% return
For courses that have durations differing from those listed above: Unearned TA funds will be returned on a prorated basis, depending on the length of the course. To determine the amount of TA that needs to be returned, the institution will determine the date the withdrawal was submitted, and then divide that by the number of days in the term to determine the percentage of TA that was earned by the student.
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Earn College Credit for Your Military Experience
The Veterans Education Transfer System (VETS) established by the Minnesota State College and Universities (MnSCU) system helps current and former service members find programs that award academic credit for their military experience. To identify how your military training can count for college credits in the MnSCU system visit the VETS Website.
Receive Personalized Information and Support
South Central College is proud to have two individuals dedicated to serving our current and future students who are veterans, current military members and family members.
Transfer Specialist/ CPL
Southeast Regional Coordinator
Higher Education Veterans Programs
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Wednesdays and Thursdays
B130, North Mankato Campus
Call to Active Duty
Special provisions are available to military personnel called to active duty while attending college. Options include: (1) Full refund of tuition; (2) grade of incomplete with opportunity to complete coursework through independent study or by retaking the course at no charge; or (3) grade of C or better if warranted by coursework completed prior to departure.