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, Director for Military and Veterans Success


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.

    • 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 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.

After retiring he held a variety of jobs and positions, until his experience working as a Senior Military Science Instructor brought him back to a college campus. Shane started out as an admin and veteran advisor for the states Veterans Upward Bound program and was eventually appointed as the Director for Military and Veterans Success at Montana State University Billings, where has the privilege of serving veteran and military-connected students.

Shane received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from MSU Billings in 2022 and enjoys exploring the surrounding area.


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.


We are usually looking for work study students. If you are using GI Bill benefits at a rate of pursit of 75% or more, contact the Military and Veterans Success Center!











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 avaialble at the official U.S. goverment website at GI Bill | Veterans Affairs (