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.

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:

David Schrader
Veterans Assistance Coordinator
Educational Service Officer (ESO)
(507) 389-5726
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Veterans Certifying Official:

Candy Laven
Veterans Certifying Official
(507-389-7225
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Career Counseling Services:

Lisa Schickling
Career and Personal Counselor
(507) 389-7274
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Academic Support, Tutoring and Disability Services:

Academic Support Center
(507) 389-7222

Apply at South Central College:

  • Online Application – http://southcentral.edu/Admissions/new-entering-freshmen.html
  • Financial Aid – complete FAFSA https://fafsa.gov

Federal Tuition Assistance application procedures for military service:

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:

  • Before and during week 1: 100% refund
  • During week 2: 75% refund
  • During week 3: 50% refund
  • During week 4: 25% refund NO REFUNDS AFTER THIS DATE

Apply to South Central College

We are here to help. For details on applying to South Central College, visit our Admissions Webpage, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 507-389-7200 or 800-722-9359.

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. 

Candy Laven
South Central College
Welcome Center
1920 Lee Blvd.
North Mankato, MN 56003
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507-389-7225

David Schrader
Southeast Regional Coordinator 
Higher Education Veterans Programs 
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
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507-389-5726

Office hours
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.