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Military and Veterans

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Assistance and Services

Viterbo University is Military and Veteran Friendly

One of the core values at Viterbo is hospitality. Viterbo faculty and staff members are dedicated to coaching students to academic success. Viterbo’s commitment and gratitude to service men and women is reflected in the many student services provided. The following provide specific assistance for military students and veterans:

Academic Resource Center
Viterbo’s veteran students have full access to learning and academic writing center services through the Academic Resource Center. Assistance with study skills, note taking, test taking, and writing skills are available during daytime hours or in the evening by appointment. Special accommodative services are available through the Academic Resource Center for students with disabilities.

Campus Ministry
Fr. Conrad Targonski, OFM, serves as a special friend, confidant, and mentor to military and veteran students. Fr. Targonski, university chaplain, served in the military, where he traveled with enlisted men and women to many parts of the world including deployments in war
zone locales. He retired in September 2010 from the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps with a rank of captain, having served the Marine Corps for 22 years.

Career Services
Military and veteran students needing assistance in finding employment opportunities may work with the career services office to address their specific needs. Students may also consider internship opportunities that provide a blend of work and learning experience. Staff
members are available to assist with job searches, resume development, interview skills, and other services as needed. The career services office maintains connections with the VA representative for Iowa Workforce Development services.

Counseling Referral Services
Viterbo's counseling services provides an excellent first point of contact for individuals who are struggling with their re-entry into school. This office has access to a broad range of community services available to provide the necessary support for veteran students seeking assistance.

Financial Aid
In order to be considered for Federal, State, and Institutional need-based financial aid programs, you must file the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Paper forms are available through the FAFSA website. However, we strongly encourage you to file our FAFSA online at

  • The priority filing date is March 15 each academic year.
  • The Viterbo University federal school code is 003911.
  • Other documentation required to receive a financial aid award letter include:
    • application for admission (new students)
    • verification documents as requested by the financial aid office

If you need help, contact the Viterbo University Office of Financial Aid at 608-796-3900 or 800-848-3726, or The financial aid office is located at 218 Murphy Center, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601.

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Viterbo University’s Center for Adult Learning assists by providing personalized advisement and services to help students obtain a bachelor’s Degree. A Viterbo academic advisor visits Ft. McCoy every Wednesday from 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. in the Army Education Center, Building 50. Stop by or call to set up an appointment 1-888-848-3726 or 1-888-VITERBO, or email

There is also support with the completion and submission of the required forms for education benefits, and information about your benefits and educational opportunities. The Army Education Center, Building 50, at Fort McCoy assists with understanding and processing your military education benefits.    

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