Veteran Services

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.

Veteran Services at Carroll College

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

Our Mission: Carroll College is dedicated to providing students using VA educational benefits with the highest quality education, and the assistance and guidance necessary to promote the student’s growth, independence, self-worth, and potential, in an effort to secure the students’ future through education.

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 eligibility 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 109 in Borromeo Hall across from the Career Services Office. You may also contact us by phone at (406) 447-4550, or by email, at bkeely@carroll.edu  We look forward to serving you. 

U.S. News and World Report

In addition to the #1 ranking for 2018 Best Regional College in the West, Carroll College holds the #1 ranking as Best Regional College in the West for Veterans. Carroll also retained the top standing for Regional Colleges in the West in the Freshman Retention Rate category, with an 82% retention rate.  

The “Best Colleges” rankings, released annually by U.S. News & World Report, provide one of the most comprehensive and reputable assessments of how nearly 1,600 accredited four-year schools compare on a set of 16 indicators of excellence. Among the quality factors measured in the rankings are peer assessment, graduation and student retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

Yellow Ribbon Institution

"GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill." 

*Carroll College is honored to be a Yellow Ribbon Institution and 2018 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 2018-2019 academic year, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® will pay up to $23,671.94 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. Get more detailed information about the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Cost of Attendance

See the Carroll College cost of attendance for 2018-2019 here. For additional information on the cost of attending college, see:

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 utilizing 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 Director of Veteran Services, Brandy Keely at bkeely@carroll.edu.

Upcoming Events:

August 9th and 10th - Community Provider Integration for Civilian Success Symposium: 

Carroll College Campus Center.  For more information and to register visit:  https://2018mtjcfsymposium.Eventbrite.com

August 18th - Community Resource Fair and Veteran Stand Down (Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds):

  • Honor the Fallen Run begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Veterans receive early entry beginning at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Community Resource Fair begins at 11:30 a.m.  (open to all members of the community) 

October 20th - Montana Joining Community Forces Gala:  Connecting our Military and Montana Communities Gala.  For more information and to register visit:  https://mtjcfgala.eventbrite.com