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Military Student Services:


Hail & Farewell BBQ- Recognizing Our Graduating Student Veterans

May 1st 11:00am – 2:00pm

Join us on the Adams Hall lawn as we recognize our graduating student Veterans and enjoy in some delicious BBQ! Military Student Services will have a special recognition ceremony in which honor our graduating students and others for their academic achievements. This event will also serve as an opportunity for all graduating Veteran Students to get there honor cords to wear proudly during the universities graduation ceremony. All student veterans and supporters are welcome come by, get some good BBQ, and wish our graduating Veterans farewell as they continue to serve our community! 

Military Student Services (MSS) assists military students with the following services:

  • Processing of military and veteran educational benefits,
  • Social and educational programs
  • Mental Health Advising, and
  • Individual student advocacy.

The office will utilize its collaborative relationships to ensure counseling and access-ability resources; admissions processing; academic advising; and orientation programs.

For these services listed above, please contact us at 815-753-0691.  


Both the Military Student Services and the Off-Campus Non-Traditional Student Services offices will be closed on the last Friday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a combined staff meeting.

The following are the Spring Semester 2014 scheduled dates:

 April 25


Important Benefits Information:

Military Student Services must receive enrollment certifications, unofficial transcripts reports (MYNIU) each semester indicating which benefits you want us to apply.  Click here for forms.

New payment rates for all benefits effective October 1, 2013 have been established.  Click here to see new rates.

Enrollment forms must be turned in a week before the start of a semester to avoid late fees being added to your NIU account.

Military Friendly School 2014

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