Services and Programs
At MSU, we understand that student veterans have different life experiences than our traditional students coming out of high school, which is why we have many programs and resources to help you navigate the system and succeed on campus. We will partner with you every day to help create your signature experience here at MSU.
The Veteran Support Center is a dedicated space in the Strand Union Building, right in the center of campus, with trained staff to help veteran students with just about anything. Whether it's questions about VA benefits, help figuring out which classes to take or just a place to study or catch up with friends, the Veteran Support Center is open to all veteran students and spouses. The Center is equipped with:
- Computer stations
- Tables for group or independent study
- Lounge area with cable TV
- Coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave
- Printing services
The Veteran Support Center is open 8:00am - 5:00pm (Mon - Fri) in Room 185 of the Strand Union Building.
Dedicated Veteran Counselor
In partnership with the Counseling and Psychological Services office, MSU has a dedicated counselor that offers free and confidential personal counseling to veteran students.
Many veteran students choose to live off campus in the Bozeman community. But If you are coming from base to campus, Residence Halls or Family & Graduate Housing may simplify your transition.
ASMSU Daycare Center
Adjacent to Family & Graduate Housing, the ASMSU Daycare Center provides child care and educational activities for preschoolers ages 2.5 to 6 years old. It is open to children of MSU students, staff and faculty. Please speak with our staff for more information on child care.
Veteran Mentor Program
This student-initiated program connects incoming veteran students with a peer mentor (either a veteran or spouse of a veteran) who can help them successfully navigate campus.
VA Education Benefits Programs
The Veteran Support Center staff is familiar with all of the state and federal benefits programs and can help you select the right program for you, apply and make sure you’re getting the most out of your benefits program.
- Applying for Benefits
- Benefits Programs
- State Veteran Tuition Waiver
- Supplemental VA Education Benefits
- FAQ Choice Act
MSU has a proud history of accommodating persons with disabilities, and is committed to ensuring equal educational access and full participation in all of the university’s programs, services and events. Montana State University Office of Disability Services.
Veteran students are provided guidance, information and referral services. Support includes pre-advising and information about sources of community and governmental support.
Active Duty, Natl. Guard, Reserve
If you are currently serving in the military, please contact our office to learn how to access your tuition assistance. You will need to coordinate with your unit's education service officer and receive approval from your unit or installation commander prior to applying to MSU. For more information Call our office at 406-994-3661 or email us at [email protected].