Military Students

Due to the varying needs of military students, Dakota College at Bottineau offers many benefits to earn a seamless college education, regardless of location.




Admission Process

Dakota College at Bottineau is an open enrollment institution which makes the admission process quite easy. Applicants who are high school graduates or have completed the Tests of General Education Development (GED) and have submitted the required information are generally accepted. Individuals who have not completed high school or completed their GED may be admitted to certain career/technical programs.  Most courses are 16 weeks long, some courses are only 8 weeks long.

If you are a non-degree seeking student, simply complete Application for Admission online form, submit the one-time application fee, register for classes, and pay your tuition. 


Steps to Apply

Do you have questions about how to pay for college? Follow this link for more information.
You can learn more about Branch Benefits here.

Ready to apply? Visit our Apply for Admission page to get started.



A requirement each semester is to fill out the VA Semester Worksheet Form. You can find that form here.



General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant

The Air Force Aid Society's General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant application is NOW AVAILABLE!

Merit Scholarship - Incoming freshmen with verified 4.0 GPAs identified through the Arnold Education Grant application are contacted directly by AFAS to compete for these $5,000 merit-based scholarships. A minimum of 10 scholarships are awarded annually.

Supplemental Loan Program - provides interest-free loans to sponsoring members of eligible students identified through the Arnold Education Grant application of up to $1,000 per eligible student to help reimburse out-of-pocket education expenses.

For more information on eligibility for all of these programs, please visit our website at

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