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Military & Veteran Services

What being a 'Veteran-friendly' means at NMC

NMC is committed to helping our veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, National Guard and their family members achieve their goals, succeed in college and move onto the next chapter in their lives. We're your new team as you embark on your new mission in life and we recognize the attributes you bring to our campus. Simply stated, we're not just military-friendly, we're veteran-ready! We've got your six!

The Military & Veteran Services office is located in the Admissions Office in the Tanis Building (#5 on the Main Campus Map).

Getting Started

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
  • Julie Hansen
    School Certifying Official
    (231) 995-1057

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

Enrollment Checklist:

  • Meet with your Military Services Point of Contact (POC):
    • Call Scott Herzberg: (231) 995-2526
  • Apply for admission to NMC:
  • Apply for and/or transfer VA Education Benefits from another school to NMC:
    • Reservists, National Guard or active duty intending to use Tuition Assistance or GI Bill® are encouraged to speak with their Education Officer.
  • Request official transcripts be sent to Admission’s Office at NMC (High School, GED, and/or any accredited colleges):
    • Admissions Office: 1701 E. Front Street | Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Request military transcripts be sent to NMC:
  • Create an FSA ID for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you are covered by military benefits, this could open up other scholarship opportunities and financial assistance:
  • Apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid):
  • Sign up for New Student Orientation:
    • We offer a specific orientation for veterans. You will meet with an advisor and register for classes at orientation.
  • Turn in VA Certificate of Eligibility to your School Certifying Official (
  • Be sure to check your NMC e-mail often for important financial aid and registration information:
  • Purchase books and get ready to start classes. Welcome to NMC!

In compliance with the Veteran Affairs SIT-REP Act, Northwestern Michigan College will not impose any penalty, including but not limited to, the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, institutional facilities/resources, or require students to borrow additional funds for which interest or other charges are assessed, on any eligible student that is unable to meet his or her financial obligations because of a delayed GI Bill® payment. Students who are unable to make payments to NMC due to delayed GI Bill® payments should contact NMC's POC for Military and Veteran Services, Scott Herzberg, at (231) 995-2526, for assistance.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

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

Get Credit for Military Service / Prior College

While serving, you may have taken military, college and job-specific courses that are worth college credit here at NMC. These earned credits have helped many service men and women obtain an associate's degree in less time. Find more information on transferring credits here.

View NMC's Tuition and Fee rates for the current semester »

Note that military-related students who are not Grand Traverse County residents will receive the in-state tuition rate.

Find tuition assistance information for your branch »

Active-duty, reservists and National Guard may be eligible for tuition assistance.

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.

GI Bill® Updates

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 »

Read how NMC is creating a veteran-friendly culture »

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

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 ... 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