Active Military and Veteran Students

Getting Started

The application and admission process for veterans is a bit more involved than for typical students. pg电子app下载's Student Services Team is eager to guide you so that you don't miss out on any opportunities specific to veterans. Before you apply, however, we encourage you to call, email, or stop by our office.

We will:

  • Walk you through the application process
  • Explain the GI Bill®, including benefits and requirements
  • Guide and assist you and your family in applying for these benefits
  • Put you in contact with your academic program of interest
  • Connect you with pg电子app下载's admissions and financial aid offices

**Official correspondences are sent to your pg电子app下载 student email account, so please be sure to check your account often.

Here are some additional resources to get you started:


Credit for Prior Learning

Once you have completed the online admissions application, please provide a copy of your transcripts from the military branch you served to pg电子app下载's Registrar. Using the ACE Military Guide as a resource, pg电子app下载 will determine how your prior learning will work towards your degree. 

How to request your transcript:

  Request your Joint Services Transcript

  • For the Air Force, or Space Force, go to the Community College of the Air Force website. Submit a request to have your transcript mailed to schools. You can pay for fast delivery if you’re trying to meet a deadline.

 Request your Air Force transcript

Your transcript shows how many credits the American Council on Education (ACE) recommends for each experience, including:

  • Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) training
  • Army Advanced Individual Training (AIT)
  • Military jobs
  • Completed courses

Your transcript may also list courses or jobs not evaluated by ACE.


Veteran Education Benefits

As a veteran, you and eligible dependents are entitled to certain benefits and are eligible to participate in certain programs. If you are qualified and wish to use your Veterans Educational Benefits you must be admitted to a state-approved degree or certificate program and complete the appropriate chapter paperwork. Contact your pg电子app下载 Campus Student Services Representative for more information.

Standards of Progress

A veteran and/or eligible person must make satisfactory progress toward an approved educational objective leading to employment.  Veteran and/or eligible person Standard of Progress will be determined utilizing the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy as listed in the college catalog consisting of overall grade point average, pace, program length, maximum time for completion, attendance and/or conduct.

Federal Tuition Assistance

The Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) program provides financial assistance to students currently serving in the national guard, reserves, or on Active Duty for voluntary education programs that support professional and personal self-development goals. Enrollment requests must be submitted and approved through GoArmyEd prior to the course start date. All other application and approval questions should be addressed to your unit or the ArmyIgnitED help line at 1-877-272-1330. 


Nebraska - State Tuition Assistance 

Nebraska State Tuition Assistance program is funded by the State of Nebraska and is an educational benefit for Nebraska Army National Guard and Nebraska Air Guard students. This program provides 75% of Tuition up to in-state rate however student must exhaust FTA first. Enlisted personnel only, only to the bachelor’s level, must agree to serve an additional 3 years with NEARNG. Payment directly to school upon successful completion of course. Note there are required deadlines prior to course registration.

Nebraska State Tuition Assistance: Eligibility, Requirements and Application

Reservist Tuition Credit Program

Nebraska residents who are enlisted members of a Nebraska-based unit of the Active Selected Reserve may be eligible for a 50% tuition credit to the University of Nebraska campuses, Nebraska state colleges and Nebraska community colleges. This program is allowed 200 new applicants each calendar year.

The University of Nebraska, the Nebraska State College System, and the Nebraska Community College System participate in a tuition credit program that will provide a credit for 50% of the tuition charges for enlisted members of Nebraska-based units of the Active Reserve of the armed forces of the United States; as set forth in NE Revised State Statutes 80-901, 80-902 & 80-903. Note there are required deadlines prior to course registration.

Reservist Tuition Credit Program: Eligibility requirements and application


pg电子app下载 recognizes our graduates who are active military and veterans during the graduation ceremony with a special honor song by the host drum group. 

Veteran honored at graduation

We thank them for their service.

Additional Resources for Active Military Personnel and Veterans:

  • Department of Defense SkillBridge- pg电子app下载 offers three host locations (Macy, Santee, and South Sioux City) for SkillBridge participants. Click here to learn more about eligibility requirements.
  • VA Loan Guide: VA home loans help military members, veterans and eligible surviving spouses purchase or refinance homes. Due to the many benefits this loan offers, it can be a powerful pathway toward homeownership.
  • Veterans Taxes Guide: Military Service-Related exclusions and state tax benifits you might qualify for - Tax Guide for Military & Veterans
  • One Tribe Foundation: One Tribe Foundation continually hosts workshops centered around non-traditional therapies and various skills training classes.  

Veterans Crisis Line