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.

Applying for Benefits

Students must establish eligibility for education benefits from the Veterans Administration. Apply online at:  gibill.va.gov.  If transferring use of benefits from another institution, form 22-1995: Request for Change of Program or Place of Training is required.

Questions may be directed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 888.442.4551.

After Approved for Benefits – What Next?

When approved for education benefits, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility letter (or Notice of Basic Eligibility) from the VA. Send a copy of this along with a completed NWU VA Education Benefits Information Application (PDF) to:
Registrar’s Office
Nebraska Wesleyan University
5000 St Paul Ave
Lincoln, NE 68504
FAX: 402.465.2565
EMAIL: registrar [at] nebrwesleyan.edu

Upon receipt of both documents, Nebraska Wesleyan will submit enrollment information for the upcoming term to the VA. Submission of enrollment for subsequent terms will continue until the student ends his or her enrollment at NWU or the student's VA education benefits expire, whichever comes first.

Yellow Ribbon Program

We are pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides financial assistance to eligible Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill) students 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. 

For 2014-15 (Fall 2014, Winter 2014-15, Spring 2015, Summer 2015), reimbursement for net tuition and fees under Chapter 33 is made directly to the University at an amount not to exceed $20,235.02. If that amount 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.  Additionally, the VA provides payment to the student for book stipend (up to $1000 for the year) and a monthly housing allowance.

*Yellow Ribbon eligibility (ultimate determination of eligibility lies with the VA):

  •  Veterans who have served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001 of at least 36 months
  • Veterans who were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001
  •  Dependents of veterans eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran's service under the eligibility criteria listed above

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.

VA Money

Most education benefits are paid directly to the student. The exception is the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), where the eligible tuition and fees are paid directly to NWU.  Contact the VA at 888.442.4551 or www.gibill.va.gov regarding where your money is sent and the time frame. Please note that you are responsible for paying applicable NWU tuition and fees by the deadlines. If necessary, contact the Business Office to arrange for one of the payment options

Questions?

For information pertaining to your VA educational benefits, access the GI Bill Application Website at www.gibill.va.gov to browse the “FAQ” feature or to the “Submit a Question” or “Live Chat” feature to answer an inquiry. You may also call 1.888.GIBILL.1 (1.888.442.4551) to talk to a case manager.

On-campus assistance and information may be obtained at the Registrar’s Office.