Veteran Resources

NLU’s Veterans Program is unique because it includes “wrap-around” services to assist student Veterans in their transition back to civilian life and academia. The services are called “wrap-around” because they are not all academically focused but all play a key role in helping veteran students succeed in their studies, and life.

The University has several career resources available to Veterans who are interested in career development, career transition and other programs.

Spiritual resources for those who are seeking additional information are provided at NLU.

For those veterans who may require legal counsel for their specific circumstances, NLU has legal resource referrals.  

The University partners with community organizations that specialize in mental health/social service support to veterans, curriculum advising, physical health and academic support to veterans returning to earn their degree.

Student Veterans of America Chapter

This chapter at NLU allows veterans to connect with their peers. With frequent meetings and a dedicated Veterans Lounge area, returning to college is easier with the support of this helpful community.

Veterans Program Team

An advisory committee comprised of 20 volunteers, all with a wide variety of military backgrounds, works with the University staff to ensure that the NLU Veteran’s Program offers a comprehensive curriculum focusing on the veterans' needs and unique circumstances.

Financial Aid Options

NLU offers a variety of tuition assistance programs. New for the 2013-2014 academic year is the Yellow Ribbon participation where 100 percent of tuition charges beyond the $19,198.31 will be covered for an unlimited number of veteran students who qualify under the post 9/11 GI Bill  requirements.

Active-duty students will receive a 25 percent discount and can be combined with military tuition assistance and federal financial aid to minimize out-of-pocket expenses.

Veteran students not eligible for Yellow Ribbon and dependent children and/or spouses of veterans are given a 15 percent tuition discount at NLU.

NLU is invested in military veterans’ families and extends many financial benefits to veterans’ spouses and dependents.

Higher Education Institutions Can Create a Smooth Transition from Combat to Classroom

With the enhancements to the Post 9/11 GI Bill, expanding benefits to service members and previously excluded veterans, colleges and universities will continue to see enrollment numbers increase. These veterans will seek support from these institutions’ administrations, faculty and their fellow student veterans.

The growing amount of government, private and non-profit resources are in place to help negotiate the transition out of military service to civilian life. Higher education institutions can serve this growing population of returning military troops through improving existing campus programs and services that are both veteran-friendly and veteran-specific. Committing to veterans will not only ease the transition process, but also make the educational experience successful as they embark on their careers in the civilian marketplace.  

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1Department of Defense, Public Affairs Office. 2009. Number of Deployments for Those Ever Deployed By Service, Component and Reserve Type for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (based on the Contingency Tracking System), as of 31 December 2009.
2Steele, Jennifer, Nicolas Salcedo, and James Coley. 2010. Service Members in School: Military Veterans’ Experiences Using the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Pursuing Postsecondary Education. Washington, DC: The American Council on Education.
3American Council on Education (ACE), “Serving Those Who Serve: Making Your Institution Veteran Friendly,” Transition STEM Artifacts and Resources Online, accessed August 9, 2013, http://tsar.omeka.net/items/show/25.

 

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  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

     

     

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
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    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
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