Additional Information for Military Members

National Guard Tuition Waiver In ND, National Guard members may be eligible for a Tuition Waiver provided by the DOD. Please contact your Guard Unit for additional details of this program.
Rural Benefit Payment If you are eligible for Chapter 33 benefits, you may also qualify for the rural benefit payment which is a one-time lump sum of $500. This payment is available to students who reside in a county with 6 persons or fewer per square mile. You must also either physically relocate at least 500 miles to attend an educational institution or relocate by air to attend if no land travel is available. Application for this benefit can be found at
Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC) Mayville State University is a current member of SOC and provides flexible policies that allow mobile service members and their families to complete degrees rather than just accumulate course credit. Additional information about SOC is available at:
Prior Learning Credit Veteran students have several different ways to receive credit for their previous military or academic experiences. These credit-by-exam programs include Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DDST). For more information about these programs, please visit,
Financial Aid

Veteran students are also encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA and should submit the institutional scholarship application available at: Scholarships

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship This scholarship amends the Post 9/11 GI Bill to include the children of service members who die in the line of duty after Sept 10, 2001. For more information, visit the GI Bill website at
Troops to Teachers This program helps eligible military personnel start a new career as a teacher in a public school system. For more information on this program, visit
Right Now Web Right Now Web is an Iinternet inquiry system designed by the VA. Often times, a student will receive a quicker response to their VA questions by using this system. This system can be found at