As military veterans return from active duty and transition to civilian life again, many are considering returning to college to earn an advanced degree to re-enter the workforce and/or advance their careers. However, returning to or starting school is not always a simple task – especially when it comes to applying for financial aid. Military veterans earn significant financial incentives for their education, but many are not aware of how to take advantage of these benefits. Some institutions, like National Louis University, also offer additional benefits to veterans, beyond those offered through the U.S. government.
In late September, NLU hosted a unique event aimed at the higher education community in Chicagoland — one that brought new perspectives to the college experience that those working in the U.S. might not always consider.