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Veterans Services

Any veteran seeking to utilize their education benefits must submit an application to the VA. The VA determines eligibility for the benefits. The type of benefit you're eligible to receive determines what your pay is and how you get paid. The school does not determine eligibility for a benefit and school officials are not trained to give advice in which benefit is best for you.

The school's role is to report your enrollment information to the VA. This is called the Enrollment Certification. Students receiving veterans benefits must notify Hennepin Tech's Veterans School Certifying Official (SCO) by submitting a Veterans Enrollment Certification-Deferment Request eForm for each semester/term of enrollment at Hennepin Tech.

The VA requires schools to report enrollment separately for each course that begins or ends more than one calendar week after the start or end of the term. These courses, which are shorter than the length of the term, are called nonstandard terms.

Nonstandard terms affect the pay you will receive because benefits are paid from the first scheduled date of the class for the term in which you are enrolled. For this reason, the enrollment level reported to the VA for your benefit amount may be less than the enrollment reported on your school transcript.

Specific questions regarding your benefits, such as which one is best for you, should be directed to the VA.

Education Benefits

  • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill® -Active Duty (MGIB)
  • Chapter 31 Voc Rehab
  • Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill® - served on active duty on or after 9/11/01
  • Chapter 35 Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
  • Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserves (MGIB-SR)

Financial Aid Advisor - Veterans School Certifying Official (SCO)

Eden Prairie Campus
Doris Panora
Brooklyn Park Campus
Monique Xiong

For questions or concerns, please email

Student Advising

Student Responsibilities

  • Submit the required forms to the VA Office and/or the school
  • Notify the School Certifying Official when you register each semester/term by submitting a Hennepin Tech VA Enrollment Certification eForm
  • If you make changes to your class schedule after submitting the eForm for that semester/term, you do not need to submit another eForm
  • Stop by the Tuition Office for information regarding charging required books and supplies at the college Bookstore
  • Inform the School Certifying Official if you decide to change your major (submit a Hennepin Tech Change of Major eForm)
  • Verify your enrollment monthly with the VA (Chapter 33 exempt currently)