ND Veterans Educational Training
Veterans Educational Training (VET) is a free program of study funded by the state of North Dakota to prepare you for a certification program, two-year, or four-year college degree. We will work to help you succeed in post-secondary education through classes and programs designed to ease the transition into life in higher education. Our classrooms are located on both the UND and NDSU campuses, with some ability to do online tutoring for individuals who can't get to a campus location.
VET provides individualized refresher tutoring in mathematics, English (grammar and composition), personal study skills, and the computer skills needed by today’s college student to prepare veterans for the academic demands of a post-secondary program. No college credits are earned through VET participation.
When you begin VET, we'll give you a diagnostic test to assess your academic skills, and then work with you to create an individualized tutoring plan based on your abilities and educational goals. Because instruction is tailored to each individual, a veteran may begin and end instruction in VET at any time during the year, and we'll arrange a weekly schedule that works for you.
We can help you choose a college and course of study that aligns with your interests, and to navigate the college application and financial aid processes for whatever school(s) you eventually choose.
VET also advises and makes referrals to appropriate community and government agencies regarding eligibility for education and other veterans benefits and to mitigate any barriers to successfully completing their education that a veteran may be experiencing.
Veterans Educational Training specializes in:
- Refresher course work
- Basic mathematics through pre-calculus
- English composition and literature
- Computer skills
- Study skills
- Academic and career guidance
- College enrollment assistance
- VA Vocational Rehabilitation assistance
- Financial aid application
- Agency referrals
- Department of Veterans Affairs benefit advocacy
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must be considering attending a North Dakota school (not necessarily a ND resident)
- Must have served a minimum of 181 days or received a service disability under 181 days
- Any discharge other than "Dishonorable" as indicated on your DD-214 qualifies
- Active, Guard and Reserve members not yet separated are welcome to participate!
- Dependents of Veterans are not currently eligible
- Grand Forks: East Grand Forks and surrounding areas, call: 701-777-6465
- Fargo: Moorhead and surrounding areas, call: 701-231-9706
- Online courses are available for greater North Dakota or for those veterans who cannot attend the classroom sessions. For more information, see the On-line Services or call toll free: 1-800-570-5719