Support for Veterans and Military-Family Students

North is community. Collaboration. Purpose. At Northern Vermont University, you can find your direction and follow it with the support of our small, close-knit campus communities. NVU offers a range of programs and opportunities for military veterans and families on both of our campuses.

Northern Vermont University is committed to veterans and their families.

Our Lyndon and Johnson campuses support veterans and their families in many ways:

  • In-State tuition rates are only applicable to veterans receiving the Post-9/11 GI Bill, or dependents of veterans who are receiving their parent’s benefit. If approved, any current Award Offer would be revised base on in-state eligibility and other out-of-state discounts would no longer apply (such as NEBHE/Good Neighbor). Please check with our certifying officials for details.
  • A designated Veterans Affairs certifying official on staff who works with veterans
  • Application fee waiver
  • Tuition deposit waiver for veterans who enroll at NVU
  • Annual scholarships awarded to eligible veterans
  • Other tuition assistance for qualifying veterans and family members and help with the GI bill
  • Personal and academic counseling
  • Student veterans centers
  • Veterans Day ceremonies

More information on the Vermont State College Veterans policy.

Why Northern Vermont University?

Veterans benefit from the collaboration between our two campuses in Johnson and Lyndon, Vermont. NVU’s Veteran Student Support Committee is composed of students, faculty, and staff on both campuses who discuss how to improve veterans’ services.

In March each year, NVU hosts the annual Veterans Summit, the largest event of its kind in Vermont. You’ll want to check out the summit — which alternates between campuses — for the speakers, resources, and networking opportunities it offers vets and their families.

And veterans on both campuses can enjoy the NVU-Lyndon Veterans Park, which has a wall with names of students, alumni, and employees who served in the armed forces, and the Veterans Center at NVU-Johnson.

As part of our tight-knit NVU community, you’ll have room to breathe, be creative, and collaborate. You and your professors and classmates will challenge and inspire each other. Here you’ll reach higher and achieve more. That’s how you’ll be successful, whatever your goals are.

Military Active Duty Deployment

If a student enlisted in the armed forces is called up to active duty during the semester, he or she must provide the VA Certifying Official with a copy of the official orders and, if possible,  an indication of the length of the tour.  At that point, the student is withdrawn effective to the beginning of the semester; the student’s semester charges are adjusted to zero, any financial aid is returned to the source, and the student is fully refunded any personal payments made to the university.

Exception: If the deployment takes place in the final two weeks of the semester, the student has the option to discuss with his or her professors the possibility of being given a grade of “Incomplete” and an extension to finish the course work.  In this case, there is no need for financial adjustments.

Resources for Veterans