Important Information and Updates

Director's Welcome

Welcome to Montana State University Billings! If you are here for the first time, please familiarize yourself with our website. If you are a returning student, take the time to review the changes and updates to our site. If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to support you in reaching your academic goals. MSUB offers a variety of academic and support services on campus, free for your use. In the military, most missions were a team effort, the same is true for your educational goals. Montana State University Billings and the Military and Veterans Success Center is the team that can help you reach those goals. You served your country, now let us serve you!

- Shane Grantham, Interim Director, Military and Veterans Success Center


Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.

Carl von Clausewitz


The Military and Veterans Success Center (MVSC) is here to provide guidance, academic support, and advocate for the educational success for all veterans, veterans spouses, and military-affiliated students at MSU Billings and City College. We also try to improve veteran and military-affiliated students’ educational experience, their access to veteran benefits, retention, and graduation through timely and consistent support; while offering a veteran-friendly community.

The MVSC offers:

GI Bill® Processing and Certification

Military Tuition Assistance and Waiver support

Network of veteran support organizations

Lounge area with free drinks and snacks 

On campus educational tutoring and support

Camaraderie with other veterans

VA work study program

Meet the Staff


Shane Grantham retired from the US Army in 2015, where he served as a Combat Engineer. During his military career, Shane completed three deployments to Iraq and has served in a multitude of military leadership roles, culminating as a company First Sergeant. As a Billings native, Shane returned home to be closer to family and reconnect with his Montana roots. He enjoys exploring Montana and the surrounding states. Shane received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from MSU Billings in 2022, and is currently serving as its Director of Military and Veterans Success.



Eric Brown has been the MSU Billings School Certifying Official since September, 2020. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2015, after 20 years serving as a military journalist and public affairs officer. A native of Albuquerque, NM, Eric holds four college degrees, including two from MSU Billings: a Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Adventure Leadership (2018) and an Associate of Arts in Rehabilitation & Related Services (2019). He moved to the Treasure State shortly after retiring to be closer to his children, and avidly pursues rock climbing, kayaking, horseback riding, traveling, volunteering, and rock concerts. Eric uses his vast military and educational experiences and expertise to guide MSU Billings’ veterans in making the most of their skills, interests, strengths, and educational benefits.


Work Study Opportunities

We are always looking for work study's. If you are using GI Bill benefits, and taking 9 credits or more, contact the Military and Veterans Success Center!

- Hours are extremely flexible!


"GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website at GI Bill | Veterans Affairs ("