Military and Veterans

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Military and Veterans

Viterbo University is Military and Veteran Friendly

Viterbo offers undergraduate, degree completion, and graduate studies programs designed to meet the educational needs of military and veteran students. 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. Meet with Jane Eddy to submit your documentation and arrange your accommodations. You can reach Jane at jleddy@viterbo.edu, 608-796-3190 or 608-796-3194.

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 workforce development.

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. Students may schedule an appointment with counseling services by contacting Denise Homstad at the Student Development Center, 608-796-3825 or dlhomstad@viterbo.edu. A student can also stop in to the Student Development Center, located at 936 Franciscan Way, to make an appointment. Appointments are free for all students. Hours are 9 a.m-6 p.m. Monday-Friday during the academic year except holidays. Time is reserved each day from 2-3 p.m. for walk-in appointments on a first-come, first-served basis. These are not scheduled appointments or reserved appointments. Those who are in crisis will have immediate priority.

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 www.fafsa.gov.

  • The priority filing date is March 1 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 financialaid@viterbo.edu. The financial aid office is located at 218 Murphy Center, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Military Deployment Policy
The university's Military Deployment Policy can be found in the undergraduate catalog.