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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. Tuition Scholarships 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:

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: Veteran's are eligible to receive a 15% tuition scholarship upon completion of the Military Scholarship Form.

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

Tuition Scholarships [+]

NLU offers the following tuition scholarships:

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

- Active duty service members-25% tuition scholarship

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

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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.
  • 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 website and submit your request online or complete VA Form 22-1995 and mail to the VA.

Veterans Resource Center
Phone: 312.261.3262

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