Message from Military Consultant

Thank you for considering Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) as your educational provider. NICC is a military friendly school who is committed to serving service members, veterans, and eligible family members. Here at NICC, we look forward to taking this journey with you and assisting you achieve both your educational and career goals.

Understanding your Veterans Education Benefits can be a challenge. As a military affiliated student, you may be eligible for several GI BillĀ® benefits, federal tuition assistance (FTA) and perhaps even state-funded tuition assistance (NGEAP). There are different policies, procedures, guidelines and rules for every program. Applications, certifications, can get confusing quickly.

I am a retired First Sergeant and have worked in higher education in a variety of capacities since 2007. Our job at NICC is to help you maximize your benefits by understanding how they work together so you can achieve your educational goals. Rest assured, NICC has trained staff and faculty to assist you in achieving your educational and career endeavors.

When you are ready to enroll in courses or if you have further questions, please feel free to contact me by phone or email. My contact information can be found below. I also encourage you to view a message from President Dr. Wee regarding military benefits at NICC and a short webinar from myself on why military students choose NICC.

Best regards,

Mark Bandy

Mark Bandy
Veterans Consultant

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  • Phone: 515.868.4419