Military and Veteran Information

At Bethel, we honor those who are currently serving and have previously served our country. We are committed to helping military-affiliated students succeed academically and utilize their military benefits efficiently as they pursue meaningful life and work.

See the following list of Military and Veterans’ programs and resources for more information on what Bethel offers to military-affiliated students and their families:

Office of Financial Aid:  Website | 651-638-6241

Military Benefits Verification Form

Students who will receive military benefits for tuition and fees and/or books and supplies should use this form to report these amounts. At Bethel, students are required to submit a written request to use entitlement for military benefits, and the submission of this form completes this requirement. 

Students are also required to submit a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance before the second term of certification.

Military Partnerships

  • Membership in the Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Acceptance of many AARTS credits


The Bethel Military Scholarship is available to some students in the Graduate School who are regularly admitted, degree-seeking and are, or have served in the U.S. armed forces.

Students in the following programs are not eligible for the Bethel Military Scholarship.

  • Ed.D.
  • M.S. in Nurse Midwifery
  • M.S. in Physician Assistant

For more information, see the GS Grants and Scholarships page.

Financial Aid and Military Benefits:

Beyond Bethel’s membership in the Yellow Ribbon Program, there are a number of other sources of aid given to military-affiliated students. A few examples of military benefits given to Bethel students are listed below:

  • Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) – Air Force
  • Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) – Army
  • Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) – Coast Guard
  • Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) – Marine Corps
  • Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) – Navy
  • Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) and Top Up
  • Minnesota GI Bill
  • Minnesota State Tuition Reimbursement (STR)
  • VA Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB – SR)
  • VA Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)
  • VA Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR & E)
  • VA Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • VA Chapter 35 - Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEAP)
  • VA National Call to Service

If students are awarded military benefits, Bethel-controlled grants and scholarships will be reduced if students' total military benefits, grants and scholarships exceed the financial aid budget for tuition, fees, room, board, books and supplies. For more information on military benefits, visit the GS Military Benefits page.

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