Veterans Benefits

Veterans Resource Coordinator:

David Dodson, the Veterans Resource Coordinator, is in the Rapid City office the following times:

  • Tuesday: 8:00-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00-7:00 pm

To schedule an appointment with David, give him a call at 605-718-4142 or send him an email at David.Dodson@bhsu.edu


Reduced Tuition for Active Military Members:

As of January 2015, BHSU-RC has been approved to offer a program with reduced tuition rates for all current and active military men and women enrolled in courses at BHSU-RC. The reduced rate is $250 per credit hour. The federal government currently provides federal tuition assistance up to a maximum of $250 per credit hour to military students, so this reduced rate will cover the full cost of a military student’s education.

This tuition rate is applicable to all undergraduate classes offered face-to-face at BHSU-RC, regardless of which institution offers them, for active military personnel.  For any questions on this program, please contact David Dodson, BHSU-RC Veterans Resource Coordinator, or the home school certifying official.


Black Hills Area Veterans Organizations:

Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Rapid City
http://www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/sd/03/default.aspx

Mobile Vet Center, Rapid City
http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=6043

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
http://dlr.sd.gov/

South Dakota Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
http://mva.sd.gov/veterans_affairs.html

South Dakota National Guard (Camp Rapid) Education Services Office
http://www.education.ng.mil

VA Black Hills Health Care System
http://www.blackhills.va.gov/

Veterans Service Office for Pennington County
http://www.co.pennington.sd.us/vets/vso.html

Veterans Upward Bound (Black Hills Area – Affiliated with WNCC Veterans Upward Bound)

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program for South Dakota (Resources and Support for National Guard and Reserve Members and Their Families)
www.yellowribbon.mil


Educational Benefits Information:

Today’s G.I. Bill (Information and FAQ’s Regarding the New G.I. Bill/Post-9/11)

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (Montgomery G.I. Bill, Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, and Other Programs)
http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/


Career/Job Resources for Veterans:

FedsHireVets (Comprehensive Career Resource for Landing Federal Jobs)
 http://www.fedshirevets.gov
 
TurboTAP.org (Transition Assistance – Your Connection to Money, Benefits, Jobs)
 http://www.turbotap.org/register.tpp
 
USA Jobs (Federal Jobs and Employment Information)
 http://www.usajobs.gov/
 
Veterans Job Bank (Central Source for Identifying Veteran-committed Employment Opportunities)
 https://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/home/veterans_job_bank
 
Vet Jobs (Employment Assistance – Career Fairs, Webinars, Job Postings, Post Your Resume)
 http://www.vetjobs.com/

Veteran Businesspeople Resources:
http://militaryonlinecolleges.org/veteran-entrepreneurship