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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

Military Friendly School logoListed as one of the top military-friendly schools in the nation and among the top five "Best for Vets" community colleges nationwide, 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
(231) 995-2526

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:

  1. Meet with your Military & Veteran Services Point of Contact (POC) - Call Scott Herzberg at (231) 995-2526 or the NMC Admissions Office at 855-FIND-NMC (855-346-3662).
  2. Educate yourself about Military & Veterans Education Benefits at NMC »
  3. Apply for Admissions to Northwestern Michigan College – Select "Military Application" when applying and the $20 application fee will be waived.
  4. Apply for your Military &/or Veterans Benefits »
  5. Register for eBenefits, which allows you to view and manage your VA benefits »
  6. Send your official high school, military, and college transcripts to NMC's Registrar's office
    1. Academic Transcript Request Form (PDF) – Use this form to request high school and college transcripts.
      1. **NMC requires that all students send their high school transcripts. Official copies of all transcripts are required.
    2. Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard transcripts can be requested via Joint Services Transcript (JST) here »
      1. NOTE: The link above may generate a security warning in your browser. Learn more here, here and here »
    3. Air Force transcripts can be requested here »
    4. If you are transferring your VA Education Benefits from a different college to NMC, you will need to fill out Form 22-1995 (PDF) »
  7. Create your FSA I.D. for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – Even if you are fully covered by Military Benefits, this will open up other scholarship opportunities and potential, additional financial assistance
  8. Apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) »
  9. Learn more about your Financial Aid options at studentaid.ed.gov »
  10. Take NMC's Placement test for Math and English: COMPASS
    1. If you have previous college credits, see an advisor or NMC's POC first
  11. Sign up for Orientation – Orientation is required for all students, and you will register for classes at this time.
    1. NMC offers orientation session specifically for veterans. If you have any questions and/or are interested in attending a veteran-specific orientation, please contact Scott Herzberg, NMC's POC of Military & Veterans Services, at (231) 995-2526. Veterans who do not wish to attend an orientation specifically for veterans may sign up through NMC's Admissions Office.
  12. Turn in paperwork to our Certifying Official(s):
    1. VA Benefits Eligibility Letter
    2. Copy of your NMC Class Schedule
  13. Remember to check your NMC e-mail – For important financial aid and registration information!
  14. Purchase books and get ready to start classes – Welcome to NMC!
  15. Join the NMC Student Veterans of America student group »
News & Events

Get Credit for Your Services

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.

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.

Benefit Information

In the News

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

NMC Is "Best For Vets"

Northwestern Michigan College has been selected by Military Times magazine for its "Best for Vets: Colleges 2015" list.

November 13, 2014

NMC named Military Friendly School

2015 Military Friendly Status

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