15 Military Friendly Colleges in Nebraska

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Military Friendly Colleges in Nebraska

Funding for Military Friendly Colleges in Nebraska

There are many military friendly colleges in Nebraska. According to the VA, in 2017, 56 Nebraska schools got Post 9/11 GI bill funds for over 4,000 students totaling over $24 million.

There are six active programs offering benefits for veterans’ education. If eligible, all of these may be used to help fund a college education.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • All Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program (MGIB-AD)
  • Educational Assistance for Members of the Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)
  • Post Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

 

The most-used benefit program is the Post 9/11 GI Bill. At Nebraska colleges, 77% of the beneficiaries used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help fund their education.

Military Program# of 2017 veterans eaRNING aid at Nebraska colleges
Post 9 / 115,417
MGIB – AD378
MIGB – SR438
REAP12
DEA773
VEAP0

 

15 Military Friendly Colleges in Nebraska

These 15 military friendly colleges in Nebraska are listed based on the total amount of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits awarded in the 2017 / 2018 school year. All of the data cited from the National Center for Education Statistics. Many of these schools take part in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, colleges and the VA pay the tuition and fees not paid for by the GI Bill.

1Bellevue University
1000 Galvin Rd S | Bellevue, NE 68005


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $7.84M

Bellevue University is the first military friendly school in Nebraska on our list. It has over 1,000 students who get GI Bill benefits. ​ Founded by military, for military, the school has been helping service members for nearly 50 years. The Military Veteran Services Center (MVSC) is dedicated to Military and Veteran students. It offers services and support offered both locally and globally.

Bellevue participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of undergrad students up to $1,995 each, per year. An unlimited number of graduate students get up to $3,090 each, per year. And, an unlimited number of doctoral students get up to $3,420 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 89%, while the rate for part time students is 77%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,596
Grad: $6,262

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 989
Grad: 467

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 89%
Part Time: 77%

2 University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St | Omaha, NE 68182


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $3.79M

University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) ranks among the top colleges for veterans, active duty members, and their families. The school’s Military and Veteran Services office provides a military community on campus. And, the UNO Military and Veteran Services space offers many perks. These include a computer lounge, quiet study area, student lounge, and coffee bar. Plus, the space has tutoring services and a visiting VA social worker.

UNO participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering an unlimited number of students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 82%. This rate for part time students is 88%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,111
Grad: $6,720

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 593
Grad: 39

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 82%
Part Time: 88%

 

3 Creighton University
2500 California Plaza | Omaha, NE 68178


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $2.95M

Creighton University has proudly supported military personnel and their families for more than 100 years. The school’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs has a designated lounge and resource center for veterans and active duty service members.

Creighton participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of undergrad students up to $10,000 each, per year. An unlimited number of graduate students get up to $5,000 each, per year. 12 juris doctor students at the School of Law get up to $5,000 each, per year. And, 12 professional students at the Pharmacy and Health Professions School get up to $5,000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 80%. For part time students, the rate is 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $18,036
Grad: $13,442

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 76
Grad: 118

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 80%
Part Time: 100%

4 University of Nebraska Lincoln
14th and R St | Lincoln, NE 68588


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $1.97M

University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) has a long history of honoring and serving student veterans. The Military & Veteran Success Center provides opportunities for engagement outside the classroom. And, the Student Veteran Peer Mentor program is an initiative to connect incoming student veterans with current student veterans. The goal is to help them better navigate college life.

UNL participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering an unlimited number of students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 89%, while the rate for part time students is 25%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $8,474
Grad: $6,872

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 307
Grad: 58

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 89%
Part Time: 25%

5 Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
720 North 87th St | Omaha, NE 68114


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $.50M

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health (NMC) creates sustainable and meaningful benefits for military connected students. These include active duty, guard, reserve, military spouses, and veteran students. The Student Veterans of America Chapter of Nebraska Methodist College also promotes personal and intellectual growth.

NMC participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 20 students up to $3,000 each, per year. Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $13,614
Grad: $13,908

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 33
Grad: 4

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

6 College of Saint Mary
7000 Mercy Rd | Omaha, NE 68106


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $.49M

College of Saint Mary (CSM) has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families.

CSM also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of undergrad students up to $8,000 each, per year. An unlimited number of graduate students get up to $2,000 each, per year. And, an unlimited number of doctoral students get up to $1,000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $13,614
Grad: $13,908

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 24
Grad: 6

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: N/A
Part Time: N/A

7Nebraska Wesleyan University
5000 St. Paul Ave | Lincoln, NE 68504


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $.38M

Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). The NWU Student Veterans Organization provides student veterans and active service members with information and support.

NWU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 50 undergrad students up to $5,000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 50%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $13,766
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 27
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 50%
Part Time: N/A

8 Clarkson College
101 S 42nd St | Omaha, NE 68131


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $.36M

Clarkson College welcomes all veterans and their eligible dependents.

Clarkson participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering by offering an unlimited number of students up to $3,000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,859
Grad: $7,282

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 27
Grad: 9

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: N/A
Part Time: N/A

9 Midland University
900 N Clarkson St | Fremont, NE 68025


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $.35M

Midland University is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). And, it has a recognized student veteran organization on campus.

Midland participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering an unlimited number of undergrad and graduate students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 50%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $19,410
Grad: $12,557

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 15
Grad: 10

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 50%
Part Time: N/A

10 Concordia University Nebraska
800 N Columbia Ave | Seward, NE 68434


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $.34M

Concordia University Nebraska (CUNE) has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families.

CUNE participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $17,201
Grad: $5,611

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 11
Grad: 21

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: N/A
Part Time: N/A

11 Doane University Graduate and Professional Studies
303 N 52nd St | Lincoln, NE 68504


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $.29M

Doane University Graduate and Professional Studies has a dedicated point of contact for support services. These services benefit veterans, military service members, and their families.

Doane University Graduate and Professional Studies participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of graduate students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $8,004
Grad: $4,431

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 16
Grad: 9

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

12 Union College
3800 S 48th St | Lincoln, NE 68506


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $.26M

Union College has a dedicated point of contact for support services. These help veterans, military service members, and their families.

Union participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 25 undergrad students up to $9,495 each, per year.

Veterans may be eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $16,613
Grad: $20,025

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 15
Grad: 3

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

13 Doane University
1014 Boswell Avenue | Crete, NE 68333


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $.20M

Doane University has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families. These services help vets adjust to college life.

Doane participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of undergrad students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $12,981
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 17
Grad: N/A

14 Hastings College
710 N Turner Ave | Hastings, NE 68901


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.14M

Hastings College is honored to educate men and women who have served their country. The school is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). Plus, it has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families.

Hastings participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 15 undergrad students up to $7,500 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,623
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 13
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: N/A
Part Time: N/A

15 Chadron State College
1000 Main St | Mobile, NE 69337


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.12M

Chadron State College (CSC) is the last military friendly colleges in Nebraska on this list. The school is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). It has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families. Also, the school has a Student Veteran Association (SVA) on campus.

CSC participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 1,000 students up to $2,500 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 100%. This rate for part time students is 50%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $5,412
Grad: $3,176

# of Students

Undergrad: 26
Grad: 3

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: 50%

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