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Veterans Admissions

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

Application Information for Veterans & Military Students

The following VA education benefits may be used while attending NLU:

NLU 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, Veterans and Military Program dedicated to assisting veteran/military-connected students and ensuring their needs are met.
  • VA School certifying official available to assist students with their VA benefits.
  • 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 to re-enroll throughout the year.
  • Advisory council with various military and professional backgrounds dedicated to developing and mentoring our student veterans.

Contact Us

For assistance contact the Veterans and Military Program Director at 312-261-3262, or the Veterans and Military Program Coordinator at 312-261-3241 or email:


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