Transitioning from active military service to college life can be a significant challenge for many. Veteran students face many obstacles, ranging from adjusting to civilian life to managing the demands of school work. Fortunately, Concordia recognizes the needs of our students. We provide support to Veterans and military-affiliated students. Let’s explore the services and assistance available to help our heroes.
Veterans Resource Centers
Concordia has a dedicated Veterans Resource Center on campus. This is a hub of support and information for military and dependent students. Our team offers assistance in navigating VA benefits, connecting with other veterans, and accessing academic resources. Post-traditional students who are not located at or near our campuses are welcome to communicate via email or through virtual options.
Our post-traditional degree programs are designed for working adults like Veterans. Students can choose between online learning and evening classes that meet virtually once a week. Therefore, the student gets complete control over their education without sacrificing family life or work schedule. Additionally, tuition is paid by term to Concordia or you, depending on the VA educational benefit the veteran is eligible for.
Counseling and Mental Health Services
Transitioning from military service to college life can be emotionally challenging. The Concordia University Counseling Counseling and Psychological Services staff is here to provide caring, competent counseling in a confidential setting whenever you need us.
Additionally, at Concordia, we have the CUAA’s Peer Support Network. It promotes student well-being and empowers them to create a resilient community by supporting each other’s identity, mental health and well-being, and day-to-day lives through weekly peer facilitating groups and community-building events. This initiative is led by student directors and leaders under the supervision of Student Wellness.
If you are struggling, please know you are not alone. Reach out to the Counseling Center. We’re here for you in your time of need.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
In addition to VA benefits, Concordia offers scholarships and financial aid for military and veteran students. These resources can help offset the cost of education for a veteran or dependent. For a comprehensive list of financial options, visit here.
Career and Academic Support
Veterans who face academic challenges can benefit from personalized tutoring sessions and access to study resources. The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides free services, programs, and support for all CUAA students so they can grow into independent learners and adjust to life as a college student by offering:
- Accessibility Services
- Academic Resources
- Make-up Testing
- Protecting Your Mental Health
- Shifting Your Mindset
- Time Management
- Online Learning Strategies
We also offer academic advising, which provides professional advising for Concordia students and alums to support the discovery and achievement of academic, career, and vocational goals.
Concordia also offers an Alumni Mentor Program that establishes meaningful, personal, and professional coaching relationships between current CUAA students and alums. This program helps create a deeply meaningful impact on both mentees and mentors.
Students will learn from gifted and successful CUAA alums outside the classroom to enhance their CUAA educational experience, preparing them for success in the workforce.
Accessibility support services can assist in providing necessary accommodations, ensuring that veteran students have equal access to education. CUAA is committed to removing barriers that prevent students with disabilities from achieving their academic goals.
Concordia is committed to supporting Veteran and Military Affiliated students on their educational journeys. The support we have available to veteran students and dependents not only helps students succeed academically but also honors their service to our country.