Financial Aid (ROTC and Veteran's Educational Benefits)

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Policy title:

Financial Aid (ROTC and Veteran's Educational Benefits)

Financial Aid
Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Approved by:
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Purpose of this policy

To provide prospective students with information about ROTC scholarships and Veteran's educational benefits. 

Policy statement

ROTC Scholarships/Veteran’s Education Benefits

Reserve Officer’s Training is available to both male and female Nebraska Wesleyan students through Air Force and Army programs conducted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Scholarship funds covering Nebraska Wesleyan tuition and fees are available through these ROTC programs to qualified students. Interested students should contact ROTC at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (call collect at 402.472.2473 or in Nebraska call 800.742.8800, extension 2473).

Nebraska Wesleyan University is an approved institution for federal education benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Students approved for education benefits from the VA should contact the Registrar’s Office. See more information about Veteran's Education Benefits.

Veteran’s Education Benefits

As an approved institution for federal education benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Nebraska Wesleyan University welcomes veterans and their eligible dependents. All of our undergraduate and graduate programs are approved for students admitted to Nebraska Wesleyan and eligible for a GI Bill. NWU is also pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program* for our undergraduate students.

Steps to Receive Benefits:

  1. Student must establish eligibility for education benefits from the Veterans Administration. Apply online at: (form 22-1990 or form 22-1990e).
  2. If student used benefits at another institution, a (form 22-1995 or 22-5495 for Chapter 35) is required. Questions may be directed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 888.442.4551 or at
  3. When approved for education benefits, student will receive a Certificate of Eligibility letter from the VA. Send a copy of this along with a completed NWU VA Information Form (PDF) to:
    • Registrar's Office
      Nebraska Wesleyan University
      5000 St. Paul Ave.
      Lincoln, NE 68504
      FAX: 402.465.2565
      EMAIL: registrar [at]
  4. Read VA Certification Information (PDF) for important details about enrollment rules and the certification process at NWU.

* The Yellow Ribbon Program provides additional financial assistance to eligible Chapter 33 students (Post 9/11 GI Bill ~ 100% eligibility) for the difference between net tuition and fees and the amount of reimbursement approved by the VA. NWU will assist up to 50 Yellow Ribbon-eligible students who are admitted to and enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. If the annual Post 9/11 maximum cap amount ($22,805.34 for 2017-2018) does not cover the year's net tuition and fees, NWU will provide Yellow Ribbon financial assistance, matched by the VA, up to $5,000.

Nebraska Wesleyan University reserves the right to alter participation in the Yellow Ribbon program and change the amount of contribution for subsequent academic years in accordance with VA Yellow Ribbon Program policies. Once eligible, a student remains eligible throughout his or her education at NWU as long as NWU continues participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students must remain in good academic standing and have remaining entitlement of VA Benefits. Based upon eligibility determination by VA, and tuition and fee amounts for individual programs, a student may still have a balance due to the university after the university receives payment from VA.

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Compliance with this policy

State Authorization

Nebraska Wesleyan University is authorized by the State of Nebraska to operate educational programs.  Approval from the State of Nebraska is maintained by the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. If a student has a complaint about Nebraska Wesleyan University they may contact:

Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
140 N. 8th Street, Suite 300
PO Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005
Phone: 402-471-2847
Fax: 402-471-2886


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