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Veteran and Military Student Service Project

This past Saturday, September 6th, a group of veteran and military students from Carroll College spent the day installing new smoke/carbon monoxide alarms and providing fire safety information to elderly and disabled persons who live in Helena, East Helena, and the Helena Valley.  

“The mission of the Veteran and Military Student Service Project was to further the mission of the VISTA granting agency, to build group cohesion among military students at Carroll College, and to positively contribute to the health and wellbeing of the community at large.” 

Students performed 18 home visits and installed 28 fire detectors. This project was a great success, and we would like to acknowledge and thank the following project partners:  The Home Depot Foundation for supplying the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and installation equipment, the Montana Campus Compact for supplying gas and food per diems, the Area IV Agency on Aging for connecting us with the recipients, and the Helena City Fire Department for providing materials on fire safety and training on how to install the smoke and carbon monoixde detectors.     

Veterans Textbook Loan Program

The Carroll College Office of Veteran Services is pleased to announce the new Veterans Textbook Loan Program. Beginning fall 2014, this resource will be available to students utiltizing VA educational benefits and attending Carroll College. Through the Veterans Textbook Loan Program, eligible students will be able to rent a number of staple textbooks free of charge for a period of 24 hours or over the weekend.  For more information about how you can access the Veterans Textbook Loan Program, email the Carroll College Veteran Service Coordinator, Brandy Keely at bkeely@


Carroll College Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools Designation

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Carroll College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

"Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Carroll College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran.   “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”  Complete survey methodology is available at

 The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, found at, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.  The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.  These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.

Using Veteran Education Benefits at Carroll

Welcome to Carroll College Veteran Services, once you have completed the admissions process and have been accepted to Carroll, you will need to complete the Carroll College VA Enrollment Form.  Submission of this form, will help us to accurately identify your level of federal eligibilty and advise you on how your benefits work and apply at Carroll. 

Carroll College's Veteran Services is here to assist you with applying for your benefits, providing information on how your education benefits and college processes work together, and connecting you with college resources such as academic advising, counseling, tutoring services, and financial aid resources. 

Veteran Services is located in room 256 in O'Connell Hall next to the Admissions Office. You may also contact us by phone at (406) 447-4550, or by email at  We look forward to serving you. 

Carroll College Veteran Services

Carroll College is committed to providing veteran students with the support and resources needed to address the unique academic, financial, and social needs of veterans transitioning from combat to campus, throughout their academic career.

Our Mission

Carroll College is dedicated to providing its veteran student population with the highest quality education, and the assistance and guidance necessary to promote the veteran student’s growth, independence, self-worth and potential, in an effort to secure the veteran students’ future through education.

Yellow Ribbon Institution

*Carroll College is honored to be a Yellow Ribbon Institution and 2014 Military Friendly School!*
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay up to $20,235.02 for your tuition and fees. If you qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill at 100%, you will qualify for the Yellow Ribbon agreement.  Carroll will then contribute up to 50% of the remaining tuition and fee expenses, and the Department of Veterans Affairs will match that amount. This means your entire tuition and fees may be paid for at Carroll! The Department of Veterans Affairs will also pay you a monthly housing allowance up to $990.00 a month and up to $1,000 stipend for books & supplies. Get more detailed information about the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Executive Order 13607

Executive Order 13607 – Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and other Family Members.

On April 27, 2012, President Obama signed Executive Order 13607.  This executive order encourages institutions of Higher Education to recognize the importance of transparency when providing students with outcome measurements, financial disclosure documents and enhanced enforcement and compliance mechanisms. 

Carroll College agrees to comply with the Principles of Excellence Order and commits to:

  • Providing accurate and meaningful information about the cost and quality of attending Carroll, in an effort to assist service members, veterans, spouses, and their dependents in making choices about how to use their Federal educational benefits;
  • Preventing any abusive and deceptive recruiting practices that target the recipients of Federal military and veterans educational benefits; and
  • Providing high-quality academic advising and student support to all veteran students, spouses, and their dependents.
  • Ensuring accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
  • Providing reasonable accommodations for service members and reservists absent due to service requirements.

View Executive Order 13607 in its entirety.

For additional information on the cost of attending college please visit:

For information regarding the cost of attendance at Carroll College for the 2014-2015 academic year, please see the following:

Cost of Attendance 2014-2015

Thank you!

Thank you to the men, women, and families of our armed forces!  Carroll College recognizes the service and sacrifices you have made for our country!


Contact Veteran Services

Brandy Keely, VA Service Coordinator
Carroll College
1601 N. Benton Ave.
Helena, MT  59625

(406) 447-4550

Office Location: O’Connell Hall across from the Financial Aid Offices.