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. Students must establish eligibility for education benefits from the Veterans Administration. Apply online at:

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.

2. When approved for education benefits, you will receive a Certificate of Eligiblity 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]

3.  Read Certification and Enrollment Information (pdf) for important details about enrollment rules and the certification process at NWU. Contact the Registrar's Office if any questions.


* The Yellow Ribbon Program provides additional financial assistance to eligible Chapter 33 students (Post 9/11 GI Bill ~ 100% eligiblity) 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 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.