NWU Recognized as Soldier-Friendly

G.I. Jobs Magazine listed Nebraska Wesleyan University in its September “Guide to Military Friendly Schools.” The honor ranks Nebraska Wesleyan among the top 15 percent of the more than 7,000 state universities, private colleges and trade schools polled across the nation.

Nebraska Wesleyan was recognized for:

  • its status as an approved institution for federal education benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs;
  • its Yellow Ribbon Program funding tuition expenses up to 50 percent of what Veterans Affairs doesn’t cover in accordance with the Post 9/11 GI Bill;
  • granting leave in the event a student is called to active military duty for one or more semesters;
  • maintaining access to computer accounts and registration for deployed students; and
  • granting credit for standardized tests, exams and educational experiences in the Armed Forces.

“Wesleyan as an institution has been great at making my military commitment as manageable as possible, something I will eternally be grateful for,” said Derek Carson (’09), who served in Iraq and in response to Hurricane Katrina.

He added, “Being in the military has taught me how to look at life in a more constructive manner and be appreciative of what I have.” Our students’ military service has had the same effect on the entire Nebraska Wesleyan community.