Military Veterans

Military Veteran applicants are those who qualify for VA educational benefits through current or prior service in the United States Military. To assist veterans interested in NMU we have partnered with the following programs:

 

For general information on benefits eligibility, advice on career paths, and details on veterans, dependents, and survivor benefits, please look at: http://www.va.gov/benefits

Active-Duty military, their spouses and children automatically qualify for resident tuition rates, but must supply documentation of active-duty status.

Honorably discharged military veterans are eligible for resident tuition rates but must supply documentation of honorable discharge. Please visit www.nmu.edu/residency for more information.

If your goal is to enroll at NMU and use your educational benefits, we have several checklists for you which may be helpful.  These are the general steps:

1. Apply for Admission to NMU

2. Apply for VA educational benefits (see checklist below)

3. Upon notification of admission to NMU, refer to the admitted student checklist.

It is highly suggested that applicants apply to NMU while concurrently starting the veteran benefits process.  For information on applying to NMU, please select the appropriate link:

Freshmen Students Applicants are those who have not attended any college or university after high school.

Transfer Students Applicants are those who have attended a college or university after high school graduation. Applicants who have completed fewer than 12 semester credit hours (or 18 quarter hours) of college-level course work will be reviewed based on both high school and college performance. (*If you have coursework from Military Service school see below.)

Re-Entry Students are students who have been previously enrolled at NMU in an undergraduate program.

Post-Baccalaureate Students are those applicants who hold a baccalaureate or higher degree, but who wish to pursue another undergraduate degree (in a field other than that of previous degree/s) or those who plan seek an initial secondary or elementary provisional teaching certificate. Post-baccalaureate applicants and will be admitted to NMU providing they have graduated from an accredited college or university. Individual academic programs may have additional requirements for admission.

 

*Transfers from Military Service Schools

Northern Michigan University generally follows the guidelines of the American Council of Education in evaluating military credit. Credits from military schools and courses from the Community College of the Air Force are assigned general elective credit. They can be used as general electives, but also may meet major or minor requirements upon the recommendation of a departmental adviser.

 NMU does not grant Health Promotion/Physical Education (HP) activity credit for basic (recruit) training or for credit at the upper division level. However, students who have completed basic training and have a recommendation on their military transcripts for physical well being, physical fitness or other descriptions of material covered in NMU’s HP 200 Physical Well Being, will receive transfer credit for that course.

All other military training transcripts can be accessed through the Joint Services Transcript (JST) webpage https://jst.doded.mil/official.html .  The JST covers all branches except for the Air Force.

 

Veteran Benefits Student Checklist
(CH30, CH31, CH33, CH35, CH1606, CH1607)

New Veterans Benefits

Visit www.gibill.va.gov to determine eligibility and for complete information on the benefits process
Fill out Application (VA form 22-1990) An application for benefits can also be completed on-line at the Veterans On-line Application Website (VONAPP).
Provide Release from Active Duty (DD214 0 – Member 4)
Provide Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE – 1606/1607)
Kicker Contract(s) if applicable
**Fill out Enrollment Verification Form
 
Certify last day of every month

     • Must contact the VA Regional Office at 1-877-823-2378

                                          OR

     • Visit www.gibill.va.gov

  • Select Information for Benefit Recipients
  • Click Certify Your Attendance W.A.V.E. (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment)
  • Provide password
  • Enter the last six digits of your Social Security Number, if this is your first time using the site

Continuing Veteran Benefits

**Fill out Enrollment Verification Form
Certify last day of every month

• Must contact the VA Regional Office at 1-877-823-2378
                              
                                OR

• Visit www.gibill.va.gov

  • Select Information for Benefit Recipients
  • Click Certify Your Attendance W.A.V.E. (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment)
  • Provide password
  • Enter the last six digits of your Social Security Number, if this is your first time using the site

Transfer Veteran Benefits

Fill out Change of Place of Training Form (22-1995)
Provide release from Active Duty (DD214 – Member 4)
**Fill out Enrollment Verification Form
 
Certify last day of every month

• Must contact the VA Regional Office at 1-877-823-2378

                                          OR

• Visit www.gibill.va.gov

  • Select Information for Benefit Recipients
  • Click Certify Your Attendance (WAVE)
  • Provide password
  • Enter the last six digits of your Social Security Number, if this is your first time using the site

*If you have any questions or are in need of forms other than the Enrollment Verification form and VA form 22-1990, please contact the Veteran Student Services office to submit a request for paperwork from Veteran Affairs (VA form 180).  Allow 2-4 weeks for processing and shipment.

Veteran Student Services
Phone: 906-227-1715

Fax:  906-227-2321
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veterans@nmu.edu

**Please allow up to 4 weeks for Veteran Benefits to become available.  Students will need to provide payment or register for payment deferral before benefits are applied.