Veterans Program

NLU offers support for military as they transition to an educational setting.

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Veterans Admissions

National Louis University has been delivering high-quality, professionally focused education to students for more than 125 years. It's the place where busy adults connect with other like-minded achievers to make their career and life aspirations a reality. Students are dedicated, programs are flexible and graduates are prepared to excel in a variety of professions. 

Veteran Friendly Education Benefits at NLU Include:

  • No application fee
  • Tuition discounts
  • Book Vouchers
  • Maximum credit hours awarded for military experience as per ACE (American Council on Education) guidelines
  • Veteran-friendly withdrawal and re-admission policies
  • Active Student Veterans of America (SVA) organization for support through the transition
  • A Director of Armed Services Relations to help navigate any “red tape” in finding resources
  • Brigadier General, with over 28 years of military experience, overseeing the program development and ensuring the needs of our military students are met
  • Online classes to accommodate the scheduling needs of the Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard military students
  • Accelerated bachelor’s degree completion programs - depending on transfer credit, some programs can be completed in as little as 15 months
  • Rolling admissions and a school schedule on the quarter system, with two start dates for each term, making it easy to re-start your degree at any time
  • The support of a strong Advisory Council, consisting of 20 volunteers with varying military backgrounds
  • A dedicated school certifying official in the Student Finance office financial aid person on staff to help you navigate through and apply for benefits including:
    • Survivors and Dependents Assistance  (Chapter 35)
    • Montgomery GI Bill—Active Duty (Chapter 30)
    • Montgomery GI Bill—Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
    • Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
    • Reserve Education Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)
    • Survivors and Dependents Education
    • Vocational Rehabilitation—Veterans with Disabilities (Chapter 31)
    • Yellow Ribbon Program

Apply to NLU

NLU welcomes new college students, transfer students and students looking to finish their degree. We are a diverse community representing every age group, background and neighborhood in greater Chicago.

Talk to Us

We know how busy you are, but an NLU college education is designed to fit your life. Talk to one of our Veterans Program Staff members about our flexible class schedules and convenient locations


    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
    (888) 658.8632
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    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
    (888) 658.8632
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    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
    (888) 658.8632
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    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
    (888) 658.8632
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    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
    (888) 658.8632
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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 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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    NLU has a proud history of serving graduate students in southeastern Wisconsin. We currently offer all Wisconsin residents online programs in non-licensure education as well as a variety of business-related degrees.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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