Veteran Student Services Office

Welcome to NMU's Veteran Student Services. We are here to assist you in processing your VA educational benefits.

A Veteran Benefits Checklist can be found here for new, continuing, and transfer veteran students.

New to the Veteran Student Educational Benefits Process?

GI Bill WebsiteWe recommend that you review the G.I. Bill education program information at

If you would like to apply for your educational benefits, please stop in our office, 2107 C. B. Hedgcock, to complete the necessary paperwork.  You can also reach us by telephone at 906-227-1715 or e-mail

Request Official Joint Services Transcript (JST)

Veterans are able to request military transcripts online.  JST currently covers all branches except Air Force.

Veterans Resource Representative

A new veterans resource representative is stationed at Northern Michigan University to help individuals on campus and in the community take advantage of all benefits available to them due to their military service.

Michael W. Rutledge
Room 2607 Hedgcock
Telephone:  906-227-1402
Fax:  906-227-1331

NMU Veterans' Resources

NMU Named Military Friendly School

Northern Michigan University was named by Victoria Media as a Military Friendly School for 2015.  This honor ranks NMU in the top 15% of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students, and ensure their success on campus. This marks Northern’s sixth straight appearance on the annual list.  Additional information can be found here.

NMU Participates in the Principles of Excellence Program

Educational institutions participating in the Principles of Excellence program agree to the following guidelines:

  • Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
  • Provide educational plans for all military and Veteran education beneficiaries.
  • End fraudulent and aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
  • Accommodate Servicemembers and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
  • Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
  • Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
  • Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.

NMU has Partnered with the Following Programs:

  • DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support)
  • CONap (Concurrent Admissions Program)