Veterans Program

NLU’s Veterans Program provides support services for Veterans, Active duty, Reserve, National Guard service members and their immediate family members, by helping them transfer into higher education.

Veterans and Military-Connected Admissions Information

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Our campus community reflects the diversity of Chicago’s neighborhoods and is comprised of various ethnic groups, races and cultures.

NLU’s Veterans program offers:

  • No application fee Click here to apply
  • Tuition discounts
  • Book Vouchers (need-based)
  • Maximum credit hours awarded for military experience as per ACE (American Council on Education) guidelines. 
  • Military-friendly withdrawal and re-admission policies.
  • Student Veterans of America chapter provides support, camaraderie and professional development opportunities to student veterans.
  • Director, Student Veteran Coordination dedicated to assisting veteran/military-connected students and ensuring their needs are met.
  • Online and flexible classes to accommodate the scheduling needs of Active duty, Reserve and National Guard students.
  • Accelerated bachelor’s degree completion programs; depending on transfer credit awarded, some programs can be completed in 15 months.
  • Flexible admissions and school schedule based on the quarter system which allows two start dates per term allowing a student re-enroll throughout the year.
  • Advisory council with various military and professional backgrounds dedicated to developing and mentoring our student veterans.
  • VA School certifying official available to assist students with their VA benefits. The following VA education benefits may be used while attending NLU:
  •    Chapter 30-Montgomery GI Bill
  •    Chapter 31-Vocational Rehabilitation-Veterans with Disabilities
  •    Chapter 33-Post 9/11 GI Bill
  •    Chapter 35-Survivors and Dependents Assistance program
  •    Chapter 1606-Montgomery GI Bill—Selected Reserve
  •    Yellow Ribbon Program
  •    Tuition Assistance

Contact Us

We know you are busy, but an NLU education is designed to fit your life. For assistance please contact the Veterans program director: 312-261-3262, Veteran Service Coordinator: 312-261-3241 or email:


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