Student Services

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. 

National University supports student veterans through participation in key programs sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you're a veteran just starting to explore educational programs, visit the Department's online index of benefits. Then be sure to review our Yellow Ribbon Program on the next tab.

We are continually adding more services for veterans, and more outreach and clinical opportunities for students interested in caring for returning combat veterans.  If you would like more information about being a veteran on campus, or community outreach for veterans at National, contact the registrar at 630-889-6576.

Both National University's Illinois and Florida 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. NUHS launched its Yellow Ribbon Program in August of 2012.

Yellow Ribbon Eligibility 

You may qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program if you:

  • Are enrolled in the NUHS College of Professional Studies;
  • 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 www.gibill.va.gov and click on apply. This will take you to VONAPP 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 idubak@nuhs.edu.

The NUHS Whole Health Center - Lombard offers acupuncture care for combat veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The "At Ease" 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.

You can watch this video to learn more about our PTSD clinic.  If you'd like to make an appointment for our PTSD clinic, contact our NUHS Whole Health Center-Lombard at 630-629-9664.

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.

 

 

 

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