Veterans and Military Financial Benefits Information

You’ve served or are serving your country, now let us serve you. NLU has a long history of serving Veterans, Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard service members and their families. Discount tuition rates are offered to honorably discharged veterans, service members and their eligible family members.

For step-by-step instructions on how to apply for your benefits, click on one of the following buttons:

VeteransMilitary
Family Members
Active Duty
Reserve and
National Guard

Note: All students are advised to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Students are eligible for only one institutional resource per academic year.

Note: Veterans not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program will receive a 15% tuition discount.

Note: NLU does not accept the Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG).

Tuition discounts 

NLU offers the following tuition discounts:

- Veterans, Reserve, National Guard and eligible family members-15% tuition discount

- Active duty service members-25% tuition discount

To apply for the veteran/military tuition discount please fill out this form.

Access the College Scorecard to compare schools at https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Access the College Navigator at https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Policies and Procedures

Government regulations require adherence to a strict set of procedures and it is the student’s responsibility to follow these guidelines. To ensure your VA educational benefits claim is processed in a timely manner, students are responsible to complete and submit all required documentation prior to enrollment. Note: Failure to follow prescribed guidelines could result in the delay or denial of benefits.

  • To continue receiving veterans benefits at NLU, complete the Enrollment Certification form each quarter after registering. Submit any additional required documentation to the Director, Veteran Student coordination. veteransprogram@nl.edu
  • VA education benefit claims are processed through the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) office in St. Louis, Missouri. The DVA will notify you of your benefit entitlement in approximately six to eight weeks. You should begin to receive GI Bill benefits approximately eight to 10 weeks after classes begin.
  • VA educational benefits can only be used for courses required to complete an NLU degree. Enrollment is verified and changes impacting your eligibility for benefits are reported to the DVA.

Changes to Schedule or Program
Contact your academic advisor before making any changes to your schedule or program. The DVA requires verification of a students approved academic program before administering VA benefits. After the GI Bill Certification has been submitted, do not make changes during that semester to your program of study.

To change your degree program or place of study, access the VONAPP (Veterans Online Application) website and submit your request online or complete VA Form 22-1995 and mail to the VA.

Veterans Resource Center
Phone: 312.261.3262
E-mail: veteransprogram@nl.edu

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Locations
  • 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
    (888) 658.8632
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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
    (888) 658.8632
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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
    (888) 658.8632
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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
    (888) 658.8632
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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
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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