Veteran’s Education Benefits

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)
Heather Bojanski, LICSW
VA Campus Outreach Program
(402) 999-8515
Heather.Bojanski [at] va.gov (Heather[dot]Bojanski[at]va[dot]gov)

Military One Source website

On-Campus Resources

Registrar’s Office
svankewe [at] bukpm.com (Shannon Vandewege), School Certifying Official
(402) 465-2556

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] bukpm.com (studentaccounts[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu)

Faculty Liaison
tthompso [at] bukpm.com (Tami Thompson), Ph.D. / Colonel, USAF, Retired
Assistant Professor of Business
Smith-Curtis 230F
(402) 465-2200

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.

About VA Education Benefits

Find out more about types of VA education benefits, eligibility and how to apply, benefit rates.

VA Education and Training Benefits

Use the GI Bill® Comparison Tool to help you decide which education program and school is best for you. 

GI Bill® Comparison Tool

Steps to Receive Benefits:

  1. Student must establish eligibility for education benefits from the Veterans Administration. Apply online at: http://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 (COE) 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] bukpm.com (registrar[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu)
  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 ($26,381.37 for 2022-2023) 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

Points of Contact

Academic Counseling – Jodi Ryter, dean of undergraduate programs, jryter [at] NebrWesleyan.edu (jryter[at]NebrWesleyan[dot]edu)

Financial Counseling – Tom Ochsner, director of scholarships and financial aid, tjo [at] NebrWesleyan.edu (tjo[at]NebrWesleyan[dot]edu)

Disability Counseling – Sandy McBride, coordinator of services for students with disabilities, smcbride [at] NebrWesleyan.edu (smcbride[at]NebrWesleyan[dot]edu)

Verify Attendance

Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, all Post-9/11 GI Bill® students who receive Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments are required to verify their enrollment to continue receiving their payments: Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill® – Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP). Visit the GI Bill Website for information on how to verify attendance.