Submit a copy of your Certification of Eligibility to Military and Veteran Services.
Submit an NIU Enrollment Certification Request each semester after you have registered for classes.
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).
Chapter 33 - The Post 9/11 G.I Bill - Educational assistance is available to individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009. No payments can be made under this program for training pursued before that date.
Chapter 1606 - Montgomery G.I. Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB SR) - Available to students who are members of the National Guard or Selected Reserve. Those students who are members of the National Guard are not considered veterans for determining independent status for financial aid application purposes unless their DD-214 reflects active duty for purposes other than training.
Chapter 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) - Available to students who, as members of the National Guard or Selected Reserve, were called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency as declared by the President of Congress, and were activated for a minimum of 90 days after September 11, 2001.
Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) - Are you the spouse of an active duty member of the Department of Defense or federally activated member of the National Guard or Reserve? Eligible military spouses are now able to receive up to $6,000 of MyCAA financial assistance that can help you pursue education, training, licenses, certificates and degrees leading to employment in certain portable career fields.
Tuition Assistance TOP-UP - Available to students who will use tuition assistance to complete a degree program while on active duty, but won't continue education after service. It can also be used to take a few classes with tuition assistance while on active duty.