The Veteran Support Center is a dedicated space in Sullivan Hall Classroom Building, with staff to help veteran students with just about anything. Whether its questions about DVA benefits, help figuring out which classes to take or just a place to study or catch up with friends, the Veteran Support Center is open to all veterans. The Center is equipped with:
- Lap Tops
- Tables for group or independent study
- Lounge area, TV and Xbox
- Coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave
- Printing services
The Veteran Support Center is open 8:00am – 10:00pm (Monday – Thursday) and 8:00 – 5:00pm (Friday) in Room #106A in Sullivan Hall Classroom Building, during the fall and spring semesters. The room has a key pad for entry, please contact the Twila Croft for access code.
Summer hours: as needed.
Telephone: (406) 791-5988
Fax: (406) 791-5990
At UGF, we understand that veteran students are not the same as traditional students coming out of high school, which is why we have many programs and resources to help you navigate the system and succeed on campus.
This student-initiated program connects incoming veteran students with a peer mentor who can help them successfully navigate campus.
The Financial Aid Veterans Coordinator is familiar with all of the state and federal benefits programs and can help you select the right program for you, apply and make sure you’re getting the most out of your benefits program.
- Applying for Benefits
- Benefits Programs
- Supplemental DVA Education Benefits
UGF has a proud history of accommodating persons with disabilities, and is committed to ensuring equal educational access and full participation in all of the university’s programs, services and events. Disability services are available through our Center for Academic Excellence- TRiO program located in Sullivan Hall.
University of Great Falls Resources
Veteran Coordinator (Sheena Jager, Financial Aid Officer)
Veteran Liaison & Academic Success Counselor (Twila Croft, Student Veteran Association Advisor)
Business Office (Amber Herigon)
Registrar’s Office (Ashley Koepke, Military Transcript Analyst)
Admissions Office (Alma Castillo, Military Admission Counselor)
Student Support Center, Center for Academic Excellence-TRiO Program
Kay Seilstad (Disability Advocate)
Campus Bookstore (Lance Johnson)
IT Support (Service Desk)
Career Services (Leslie Dawson, Director of Career Development & New Student Orientation)
Student Development Guidance Counselor (Linda Fagenstrom)
UGF Toll Free Numbers
Admissions & Records *- 800-856-9544
Business Office- 800-856-9562
Campus Bookstore- 888-817-4805
Distance Learning *- 800-342-9824
Financial Aid- 800-856-9561
All of the 800 numbers work in the following areas
CO, ID, MT, ND, OR, SD, WA, WY, Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan
* These numbers are accessible NATIONWIDE
Air National Guard
Army National Guard
Gulf War Helpline
VA On Line-Electronic Bulletin Board
Toll Free 800-871-8387
Additional Reference Website Information
Army Wounded Warrior (AW2)
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) http://www.va.gov/
Local/State VA Resources http://www.va.gov/statedva.htm
Military one Source (can utilize within 6 months of discharge) http://www.militaryonesource.mil/
Defense Finance and Accounting Services http://www.dfas.mil/
VA and DOD venture https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal
Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) http://www.dol.gov/vets/
Social Security Benefits for Wounded Warriors http://www.ssa.gov/woundedwarriors/
Federal Employment for Veterans http://www.fedshirevets.gov/
Hero to Hired Program https://h2h.jobs/
Unemployment Benefits Guide http://unemploymentclaims.org/
Veterans Corp for Veterans-Owed Small Businesses http://www.veteranscorp.org/
Military Financial Readiness and Education Program http://www.saveandinvest.org/MilitaryCenter/
Academic Options & Support
Whether you are completing your degree or just beginning, we will assist you as you are making the transition from your military experience into college life, and onto the civilian workforce.
Veteran students attend a separate orientation session that helps them acclimate to campus and get to know all of the resources and programs that are available.
Veteran students are provided priority registration to help ensure they get the classes they need.
The Veteran Support Center can help coordinate supplemental academic support so you can get the help you need.
- When: 2nd Tuesday of the month (Sept-Dec & Feb-May)
- Where: Veteran Support Center, Sullivan Hall, 106A
- Time: 11:30am
President- Shad Pepion
Vice-President- Pat Anderson
Secretary/Treasurer- Devin Doskey
Veteran Information Specialists- TBA
Student Senate Representative- TBA
Volunteer Coordinator- TBA