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 2018/19: $9.64M

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: $6,958
Grad: $6,966

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 944
Grad: 442

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 78%
Part Time: 61%

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


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $3.76M

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: $6,465
Grad: $7,483

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 533
Grad: 43

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 74%
Part Time: 44%

 

3University of Nebraska-Lincoln
14th and R St | Lincoln, NE 68588


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $2.99M

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: $8,690
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%

4Metropolitan Community College Area


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.95M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $1,635
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 586
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 61%
Part Time: 38%

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


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.39M

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: $12,920
Grad: $15,292

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 28
Grad: 2

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 68%
Part Time: 100%

6 University of Nebraska at Kearney


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.37M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $4,706
Grad: $2,628

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 66
Grad: 26

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 77%
Part Time: 60%

7Southeast Community College Area


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.35M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $2,128
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 169
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 64%
Part Time: 46%

8Central Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.14M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $1,484
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 98
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 66%
Part Time: 52%

9Chadron State College
1000 Main St | Mobile, NE 69337


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.1M

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: $3,609
Grad: $932

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 29
Grad: 2

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 71%
Part Time: 100%

10Peru State College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.1M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $4,587
Grad: $3,251

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 22
Grad: 1

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 67%
Part Time: 20%

11Northeast Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.08M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $2,176
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 39
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 68%
Part Time: 36%

12Mid-Plains Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.06M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $1,961
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 31
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 67%
Part Time: 29%

13Western Nebraska Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.05M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $1,709
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 33
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 56%
Part Time: 35%

14Little Priest Tribal College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: N/A
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: N/A
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 47%
Part Time: 50%

15Nebraska Indian Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: N/A
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: N/A
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 64%
Part Time: 33%

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