The Military & Veteran Success Center provides support systems, which are designed to assist undergraduate students for success at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.
Applying for UNL Admission
Everything you need to know about Admission to UNL as a Military and/or Veteran student.
We want your transition to be as smooth as possible. Learn about different credits that can transfer to your degree at UNL.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln does grant collegiate credit for certain military experiences. In order to determine what academic credit may be granted, submit your DD form 214 (discharge from active duty) and transcripts or certificates for all military schooling or training to the Office of Admissions, 1410 Q Street.
We request that you submit this material with your application or as soon as possible within the first term of enrollment so that proper credit may be awarded.
NOTE: If this evaluation is not done in your first term at UNL, the VA office may terminate your benefits back to the beginning of your enrollment.
New Transfer Students
If you are a veteran who previously received benefits at another institution, you must complete a "Request for Change of Place of Training" (VA Form 22-1995) and return it to the VA Coordinator at the Military & Veteran Success Center in the NE Union, room 16.
Copies of your DD form 214 (discharge from active duty) and transcripts/certificates for all military schooling or training should be submitted to the Office of Admissions, 1410 Q Street.
Educational Benefits and Chapter Summaries
- Apply to the University per UNL Admissions Instructions and submit copies of your DD form 214 (discharge from active duty) and transcripts/certificates for all military schooling or training.
- Complete an "Application for Education Benefits" (VONAPP) at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/ as soon as you are admitted to the University.
- In order to receive monthly benefits, you must enroll in classes and report your UNL enrollment to the VA Coordinator, 16 Nebraska Union, prior to each semester and/or summer session you desire to receive benefits. The VA Coordinator will not assume that you want to receive benefits for any given term. To prevent any delays in monthly payments, keep the VA Coordinator informed of your enrollment status throughout the semester and/or summer sessions you are attending.
- Don't forget: Report your UNL registration by completing the VA Certification Information form with the VA Clerk, 16 Nebraska Union, prior to each term or summer session you desire to receive benefits.
- Consistent with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Section 3679 of title 38, United States Code, Section 103, the University of Nebraska - Lincoln will not impose any penalties due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs on recipients of Chapter 31 and Chapter 33 VA Benefits. UNL will permit any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides UNL a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33, and ending on the earlier of the following dates: 1) The date on which payment from the VA is made to the institution or 2) 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the COE.
Additionally, UNL will not require that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to UNL due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs under chapter 31 or 33. A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Veteran Readiness and Employment or chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits, and has been verified by the school certifying official as benefit eligible. This requirement is limited to the portion of funds paid by VA.
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln VA Coordinator
Military & Veteran Success Center
16 Nebraska Union Lincoln, NE 68588-0426
- Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Education Service
- VA Regional Office
P.O. Box 66830 St. Louis, MO 63166-6830
- Lincoln VA Regional Office
3800 Village Drive
Lincoln, NE 68501-5816