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Maintaining your educational benefits is easy at NIU.

Every month

  • Once your Enrollment Certification Request has been processed by Military and Post-Traditional Student Services, you must verify your attendance each month you are enrolled in school. This will trigger your monthly payment. You can verify by phone at 877-823-2378 or online at the VA WAVE (Chapters 31, 33 and 35 students are exempt).

Every semester

  • Fill out an Enrollment Certification Request after you have registered for classes in order to collect your Montgomery G.I. Bill. If your enrollment changes after you submit the Enrollment Certification Request, you must notify Military and Post-Traditional Student Services.
  • Please stop by, call or e-mail Military and Post-Traditional Student Services to ensure that your Illinois Veteran Grant, Illinois National Guard Grant or MIA/POW Scholarship has been applied to your account.

Every year

When changing your major or program of study


MPTSS Lounge and Support Services

Phone: 815-753-9999
Fax Number: 815-752-9999


Military Student Benefits Counseling

Campus Life Building 240
Phone: 815-753-0691
Fax Number: 815-753-0943