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Military & Veteran Services

Military & Veteran Services will provide veterans, current military personnel, and their families with the resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education. The Military & Veteran Services office is located in the Admissions Office in the Tanis Building (#5 on the Campus Map).

Getting Started

2018 Military Times Best logoMilitary Friendly School logoListed as one of the nation's top three community colleges for its service to veterans and a military-friendly school, NMC prides itself on having many services specifically designed to support your individual needs. We will not only ensure that you have a smooth transition but will make sure that you have the necessary support and resources to accomplish your educational goals. Our office of Military & Veteran Services will also assist you in getting connected to campus and community resources.

Thank you for your interest in NMC, and more importantly, for your service to our country!


Scott Herzberg
POC, Military & Veteran Services
Phone: (231) 995-2526
Fax: (231) 995-1339

Eligibility for DVA educational benefits rests solely with the DVA. You may contact them by calling (888) 442-4551 or visiting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

Enrollment Checklist:

Five NMC veterans describe the transition from military to civilian life and the classroom.

Get Credit for Your Military Service

While serving, you've also taken military and job-specific courses that are worth college credit. You can also apply credits that you've earned from military courses toward an NMC degree.

These earned credits have helped many service men and women obtain an associate's degree in less time.

Make the Connection - Student Veterans & Higher Education »

Going to school after serving in the military provides opportunities to veterans. But sometimes, it can also bring challenges. Learn more »

Net Price Calculator / Shopping Sheet »

Use this calculator to make an early estimate of your total annual cost of attending NMC.

This tool is intended to provide general guidance in planning your educational financing and is not an application for financial aid.

Learn more about military & veteran services at NMC (PDF) »

Benefit Information

In the News

NMC Ranked Third-Best Community College In Nation For Veterans

Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) has been named the third-best community college in the country for veterans by Military Times magazine. Read more »

November 22, 2017

NMC earns Gold-level Veteran-Friendly School status for 2017-18

Gold-level Veteran-Friendly School logo

The Michigan Veteran-Friendly School program recognizes academic institutions of higher learning committed to supporting the needs of student veterans and dependents. Read more »

August, 2017

NMC named a 2017 Military Friendly School


What happens to the ones who serve when they come home?

Snapshots: Three NMC Vets

November 7, 2015

College, state programs prepare veterans for life after military

Scott Herzberg, a member of the consortium's steering committee and military and veteran services adviser at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, said schools need to continually evaluate programs they offer and assess future areas of employment, "so that when these veterans do land on these campuses, ... (we) have the proper support pieces in place." Read more »

September 13, 2015

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