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Veteran Benefits

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Supporting Veterans and Active Military

National University has a proud history of supporting our United States veterans, and we continue to build on that history today. After World War II, National was home to the very first VFW post on a professional degree college campus. Today, we are home to many men and women who have served in our armed forces. You can find them in our student body, our administration, or on our faculty and staff. 

General Benefits

National University supports student veterans through participation in key programs sponsored by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Whichever program or degree you choose to pursue at National University, your tuition costs may be 100% covered depending on your eligibility.

If you are just starting to explore educational programs, visit the Department’s online index of benefits. Then be sure to review the Yellow Ribbon program on the next tab.

Please read the Veteran’s Handbook for detailed information on eligibility and how to apply.

For questions or more information, contact the Registrar at 630-889-6576.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Both National University’s IL and FL locations are part of the Post 9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program, a tuition matching support program that helps veterans on the GI Bill® pay college tuition and fee costs. Under the Yellow Ribbon program, any tuition costs not covered by the GI Bill® will be split equally between National University and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. What does this mean for eligible veterans? No outstanding tuition bill — 100% tuition cost coverage!

The NUHS Yellow Ribbon program is offered to an unlimited number of students.

Please read the Veteran’s Handbook for detailed information on eligibility and how to apply.

Yellow Ribbon Eligibility

You may qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program if you:

  • Served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months and were honorably discharged;
  • Were discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001; or
  • Are a dependent who received benefits transferred from an eligible service member;
  • Are eligible for the maximum benefit rate under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®;
  • Are not on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member.

How to Apply

  • Go to and click on “apply online”. This will take you to where you will fill out the application.
  • You will receive a letter from the St. Louis VA Regional Office that will state your eligibility.
  • Make an appointment with the NUHS VA Certifying Official by contacting National University’s Office of the Registrar at 630-889-6576.
  • Bring your letter of eligibility, as well as your DD214 Report of Separation, and VA form 22-1995 or 22-1990 (if you previously attended college), to your appointment.

For more information on applying for National University’s Yellow Ribbon Program benefits, contact our registrar, Ms. Izabela Dubak at 630-889-6576 or email [email protected].

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Veterans Clinic

The NUHS Whole Health Center – Lombard offers a Veterans Clinic with a full range of services, including acupuncture care for combat veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The clinic uses a special protocol effective in reducing the symptoms of PTSD.

Staffed by National University clinicians and interns from the acupuncture and oriental medicine program, the clinic offers caring, supportive and personalized attention to each patient. The program is open to any veteran living in or visiting the Chicago metropolitan area. You do not need to be enrolled in one of our academic programs in order to take advantage of this service.

Learn more about our PTSD acupuncture treatment. If you’d like to make an appointment for our PTSD clinic, contact our NUHS Whole Health Center-Lombard at 630-629-9664.

Internship Opportunities

National University offers students in the DC program the opportunity to complete a clinical internship in the military and veteran health care delivery system. Hospital rotations are offered at the following facilities:

In addition, our clinic interns often participate in outreach events to veterans in the community, such as the Illinois Warrior Summit.

Our interns and clinicians know the importance of serving those who have served our country. Such opportunities not only broaden the practice experience of our students and advance our healing professions, they help restore the lives of our veterans and build stronger communities.