Military, Veterans, & Dependents


Welcome to NMSU Grants!

To the proud few there is no higher honor than serving in our country's military. That is why it is vital as a higher education institution that NMSU Grants shows due respect, appreciation, and gratitude to members of the armed forces, and to the veterans that have served in its ranks. NMSU strives tirelessly to express its appreciation for our troops and accommodate them, however, best we can. It is our mission and our goal to lead the way in establishing ourselves as the national destination for the armed forces in their academic pursuits.

Among all universities in the NMSU system, each campus is highly competitive seeking to outdo one another. Through fierce determination NMSU Grants is looking to set a precedent. Forward thinking and ambitious, we improve everyday in our efforts. We are always open to improvement and hope veterans see our willingness and desire to serve them as they have served us.

In addition to veterans eligibility for financial assistance, spouses and dependents may also be eligible. If an eligible veteran has unused post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, he or she can transfer benefits to a spouse or dependent child.

8 Keys to Student Success
1. Create a culture of trust and connectedness across the campus community to promote well-being and success for veterans. 2. Ensure consistent and sustained support from campus leadership. 3. Implement an early alert system to ensure all veterans receive academic, career, and financial advice before challenges become overwhelming. 4. Coordinate and centralize campus efforts for all veterans, together with the creation of a designated space for them.

5. Collaborate with local communities and organizations, including government agencies, to align and coordinate various services for veterans. 6. Utilize a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information on veterans, including demographics, retention, and degree completion. 7. Provide comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans. 8. Develop systems that ensure sustainability of effective practices for veterans.


















Veterans Lounge
Room 104, Martinez Hall, 2nd Floor
VA Coordinator: Steven Soboleff
Contact Info: (505) 287-6626 | soboleff@nmsu.edu
Hours: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (M-F)


A space for our veterans has been reserved for them in the central building of the Grants campus. The lounge is a quiet and reserved place for our veterans and dependents. Here you'll have access to computers, lounge chairs, and appliances such as televisions, a refridgerator, microwave, and a coffee maker.

The campus coordinator for military and veteran students shall be available for assistance from within the lounge. 

Enrollment

Veterans, you may be eligible to receive Veteran's Assistance (VA) educational benefits. To do so, please apply online at VA.gov. Meet with a Certifying VA Official in Student Services to complete paperwork and register for approved courses every semester.


                    Veterans must Verify Enrollment                                          Automated telephone verification:

             Chapters 30, 1607, and 1606                                            Verifying Enrollment: 1-877-823-2378

          You must verify enrollment at the end of each month


Transcripts

Transcripts can be requested from the Joint Services Transcript or the Airforce University.

Compliance & Notification

The main function of the Veteran's Advisor is to serve as a liaison between NMSU-Grants students and the Department of Veterans Affairs in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Veterans must notify their Veteran's adviser when any of the following occur:

  • Registration
  • Dropping/adding a course
  • Withdrawing from the university
  • Cease attending classes
  • Change of Address
  • Change in Educational Major

A student receiving VA benefits who is pursuing an Associate Degree or a Certificate offered by NMSU Grants must adhere to the curriculum of that program. Failure to do so will result in the student being certified for less than full-time status or becoming liable for an overpayment.

It is the Veteran’s responsibility to work with the School Certifying Official (SCO)  every semester to ensure proper payment and certification. Notify your CO as soon as possible if your payment does not appear to be correct. If you suspect any willful noncompliance, please consult the Policy Protecting Students from Fees and Penalties Due to VA Payment Delay for information regarding your rights, protections, and responsibilities.  
An NMSU-issued policy compliance form can be downloaded from the dropdown, or you may visit NMSU's official Military & Veterans Programs website for details.