The Saint Paul College Veterans Center is located in Room 3340. The Veterans Center is for use by students, faculty and staff who are veterans or enrolled dependents of veterans.
Duane Bauer, Veterans Higher Education Coordinator for the State of Minnesota, assists veterans on campus every other Tuesday afternoon during the academic year. Visit the Veterans Center to set up an appointment. Walk-ins on Tuesdays are also welcome!
The Center contains computers, a sitting area for visiting/studying and veteran resources. The Veteran Center is staffed during hours of operation. Hours are posted on the Veterans Center entrance.
View our magazine article about the Center: Easing the Transition: New Saint Paul College Veterans Center provides resources and community for military veterans (PDF).
To qualify for veteran's benefits, you must apply and be accepted to the College. Your educational objective must be the same as that which you reported to the Veterans Administration. For more information about Veterans Benefits and the application process go to Saint Paul College Veterans Benefits.
Saint Paul College is approved for the instruction of veterans and dependents of war veterans who have training needs and who are entitled to participate in federal financial assistance programs. Visit the VA Web site for more information on eligibility: www.gibill.va.gov.
A College representative is available to assist veterans with submitting enrollment certifications for veterans’ benefits after you have registered for classes. For more information, please contact the Saint Paul College VA Certifying Official, Katie Yep, at 651.846.1372 or firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Keys to Veterans' Success
Saint Paul College has expressed its support and commitment to the 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success as established by the Department of Education.
- Create a culture of trust and connectedness across the campus community to promote well-being and success for veterans.
- Ensure consistent and sustained support from campus leadership.
- Implement an early alert system to ensure all veterans receive academic, career, and financial advice before challenges become overwhelming.
- Coordinate and centralize campus efforts for all veterans, together with the creation of a designated space for them (even if limited in size).
- Collaborate with local communities and organizations, including government agencies, to align and coordinate various services for veterans.
- Utilize a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information on veterans, including demographics, retention, and degree completion.
- Provide comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans.
- Develop systems that ensure sustainability of effective practices for veterans.