Federal Veterans Benefits

The Veterans Services Office is the point of contact for veterans and military members wishing to utilize their federal veterans’ benefits. The office staff are experts in the benefits field, who are veterans, and will assist veterans in determining basic eligibility between programs and how benefits work with the student’s educational goals.

Federal veterans benefits programs include:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill-Chapter 33
  • Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty and Selective Reserve: Chapter 30 and 1606
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)-Chapter 1607
  • Survivor’s and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)-Chapter 35
  • Veterans Rehabilitation and Employment (VOC REHAB)-Chapter 31
  • Federal Tuition Assistance (TA)

VA Pending Payment Policy for Students Using Federal VA Benefits

Northeastern Illinois University will not prevent a student’s registration or enrollment if that student is receiving federal veteran’s benefits as approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Northeastern has not received payment from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition, Northeastern will not assess a late penalty fee to the student, require that the student to secure alternative or additional funding, or deny the student access to any resource (e.g., access to classes, library, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to Northeastern Illinois University.

However, to qualify for the above provision, such student may be required to:

  1. Produce the VA Certification of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class,
  2. Provide a written request to be certified (by using the NEIU Request for Certification form), and
  3. Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies. All documentation should be provided to the NEIU Veterans Services Office.

Questions should be directed to the Coordinator of Veterans Services at veterans@neiu.edu or (773) 442-4005.