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 PDF iconNWU 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 PDF iconVA 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.

 NWU Military Activation Policy

VA Resources

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
1.888.GIBILL.1 (1.888.442.4551)

GI Bill Application website

Other Off-Campus Resources

Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL)
Barb Shupe, LCSW 
(see below for times on campus)
VA College Outreach Program
Barbara.Shupe [at]
600 South 70th Street
Lincoln NE 68510

Military One Source website

Chairmans Office of Reintegration website

On-Campus Resources

Registrar’s Office
cmiller7 [at] (Caroline Miller), School Certifying Official

Smith-Curtis 206
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FAX 402.465.2565

Business Office
Smith-Curtis 202
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
402.465.2118 FAX 402.465.2565
studentaccounts [at]

Faculty Liaison
tthompso [at] (Tami Thompson), Ph.D. / Colonel, USAF, Retired
Assistant Professor of Business
Smith-Curtis 230F

VA College Outreach Program
Barb Shupe, LCSW
On Campus every other Tuesday, 12 – 4 p.m. at the Career Center, Story Student Center, Lower Level