Prospective and New Students

Step 1: Review our Frequently asked questions

Please feel free to take a look at our FAQ page linked on the right hand side of this page.

Step 2: Forms

Students who Have Not Submitted Application for their Educational Benefits through VA:

The VA explains that it may take between 30-45 days to process initial applications. We can not certify your courses until this form has been processed and we receive your Certificate of Eligibility.

The best way to apply for your education benefits is online at You can also apply for education benefits by doing any of the following options:

  • Visit your nearest VA Regional Office to apply in person.
  • Call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888-442-4551) to have the application mailed to you.

Students who Have Received Notice of Educational Benefits Approval from VA:

Students who have already been approved for Educational Benefits merely need to notify the VA that they are changing where they are receiving their education by completing the following form:

Step 3: Getting Started at NU

The form below is required for all students wanting to use their VA benefits at NU. This form will be kept in your file and used to get you set up in VA Once. If you have any questions about it, please email

    At this point you have applied to NU, you have been admitted to NU and you have already sent your COE to NU’s certifying official. Once your get registered for your first semester at NU, you will use the Current Students tab on the left hand side to submit that you have registered so the certifying official can send your enrollment to VA.