VA Education Benefits

Military students qualify for VA education benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

To Apply for These VA Education Benefits

To Receive Benefits at NIU

  • You must certify every semester.
  • Submit a copy of your Certification of Eligibility to Military and Post-Traditional Student Services.
  • Submit an NIU Enrollment Certification Request each semester after you have registered for classes.
  • You must verify your attendance each month you are enrolled in school. This will trigger your monthly payment. You can verify by phone at 877-823-2378 or online at the VA WAVE (Chapters 31, 33 and 35 students are exempt).

To certify and to read about more education benefits for veterans, visit Military and Veteran Services

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