VA Benefits

Luther College is honored to assist veterans and military members in earning a degree or furthering their education. Veterans and survivors or dependents of a veteran may be eligible for VA educational benefits and we are here to assist you.

We participate in the following education and training programs offered by the VA:

How to Apply for Benefits

Applicants need to complete the required forms on the http://www.gibill.va.gov/ website. Students must apply for education benefits if they have never received benefits before. If education benefits have been used previous to the student's Luther enrollment, complete the Change of Place of Training form (Form 22-1995). Approved applicants will be sent a Certificate of Eligibility (COE).

How to Use Benefits at Luther

1. Benefit recipient must be an admitted student at Luther College.

2. Contact the Luther College Veterans' Certification Officer (VCO)*, Kristi Haindfield, in the Office of the Registrar by phone at (563) 387-1167 or email at haindfkr@luther.edu. Applicants may be asked to provide their Certificate of Eligibility (COE).

3. Schedule an appointment with Janice Cordell, Director of Financial Aid, to discuss how veterans benefits interact with a financial aid award. Scheduling can be done by phone at (563) 387-1018 or email at finaid@luther.edu.

*It is important to note that recipients of veterans benefits notify the Veterans' Certification Officer of any changes in enrollment status as this could affect eligibility for VA benefits.

Receipt of Benefits

New applicants for veterans education benefits should be advised that it can take as long as 60 to 90 days from the time that they apply for veterans benefits for their claim to be processed by VA. 

Veterans Resources

Learn more about local, state and regional resources available to veterans and their families.