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®. (GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).) 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: https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/ (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 gibill.va.gov.
  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 student 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] nebrwesleyan.edu
  4. Read VA Certification Information (PDF) for important details about enrollment rules and the certification process at NWU.
  5. Request certification each term you want to use your VA benefits. You must complete this certification request each term in order for the NWU school certifying officer (SCO) to send your educational certification to the VA for payments. The request form must be submitted no later than the first day of the term or payments may not be processed. VA Certification Request Form

* 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 ($25,162.14 for 2020-2021) 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 Principles of Excellence

The Principles of Excellence program requires schools that get federal funding through programs such as the GI Bill to follow certain guidelines. Learn about these guidelines.

Schools that are a part of the program must:

  • Give you a written personal summary of the total cost of your educational program, including:
    • The costs covered by your benefits.
    • The financial aid you may qualify for.
    • Your expected student-loan debt after you graduate.
    • Other information to help you compare aid packages offered by different schools.
  • Give you an educational plan with a timeline showing how and when you can fulfill everything required for you to graduate.
  • Assign you a point of contact who will give you ongoing academic and financial advice (including access to disability counseling).
  • Allow for you to be gone for both long and short periods of time due to service obligations (service you must fulfill) for active-duty service members and Reservists.
  • Make sure all new programs are accredited (officially approved) before enrolling students.
  • Make sure their refund policies follow Title IV rules, which guide federal student financial aid programs.
  • End fraudulent (deceitful) and aggressive methods of recruiting.