Kent County Veterans Services


Davenport University

Davenport University is committed to supporting our service members, veterans, and their families throughout their academic career here. We are also committed to ensuring a continuity of study for every active service member who cannot complete a semester as planned due to a reassignment or deployment. Where possible, the student's faculty member along with the respective Associate Chair and other academic administrator(s) will create alternative completion plans for any active semester credits that cannot be fulfilled as designed in the original course syllabus.

In addition, we offer our students:

  • 20% tuition discount on undergraduate programs
  • 20% tuition discount on graduate programs
  • Transfer credit for military training and experience
  • No SAT or ACT required
  • Credit for CLEP and DSST examinations
  • Participation in the VA's Yellow Ribbon program
  • Knowledgeable and experienced military support services team
  • A rich community network of students, faculty and graduates
  • Classes online and on-site to accommodate your schedule
  • Access to electronic textbooks with proof of purchase
  • Online access to services and resources
  • Access to benefit and scholarship information

Jason Bos
Admissions Representative, Military and Veterans Services
Davenport University Lettinga Campus
6191 Kraft Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Ph. (616) 742-2075

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Community College has been selected by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School since 2010. This honor places us in the top 20% of all schools nationwide as a school committed to educating our military veterans. Grand Rapids Community College offers flexible course formats including weekday, weekends, summer Saturdays, on-line/distance learning and 7-week accelerated classes. GRCC offers more than 5000 classes, seminars, programs, and workshops every year.GRCC Continuing Education and Professional Development division offers professional programs in 17 different areas with an additional 10 offerings in Life Enrichment.

Janice M. Holton
Veterans Coordinator
Grand Rapids Community College
143 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Ph: (616) 234-4129
Fx: (616) 234-4204

Grand Valley State University

Assistant Dean of Students
Grand Valley State University
125B DeVos Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Ph: 616-331-7188

Northwood University

We want thank you for all that you have done to support our nation as a military veteran, and Northwood University as an Adult Degree Program student. In our effort to support you, we are pleased to announce an exclusive tuition discount benefit for qualified veterans enrolled in Northwood University's Adult Degree Program. Effective Fall 2011, all qualified military personnel will be eligible for a discounted tuition rate of $300.00 per credit hour. This represents a significant tuition discount of nearly 25%.
For details call us at 800.622.9000 or via email at to learn more.

Brett Blythe
Program Center Manager
Phone: 616-363-2600

Veterans Services: (616) 632-5722