Veteran Applicants


Veterans choose North Central College each year for the exceptional academic programs, exciting campus life, and affordability.

All military students will find a welcoming and supportive faculty and staff who are committed to supporting you in your transitions to and from the College. Our location provides access to great internships and post-graduation careers in Naperville and the surrounding Chicago area.

North Central College was named the #8 Best College for Veterans among schools in the Midwest region by U.S. News & World Report in 2018.

North Central College offers a range of opportunities for military veterans transitioning to academic and civilian life. Our programs and services have earned North Central College the designation of a 2017 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine for embracing America’s military service members and veterans as students.

North Central fully participates in both the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon veteran benefit programs. Veterans eligible for 100% of the Post 9/11 benefit, based on Department of Veteran Affairs guidelines, will also qualify for Yellow Ribbon, ensuring that 100% of your tuition is covered.

If you're eligible for prorated veteran's benefits, you can combine them with other forms of financial aid to make North Central even more affordable. Our helpful and knowledgeable financial aid staff will work with you individually to identify all aid, putting a North Central education within your reach.

Once you have confirmed your veteran’s benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs, we encourage you to learn more about North Central College through a campus visit built around your specific interests and with a current student veteran if possible. Campus visits can include a tour and individual appointments with the Veteran Services and Military Student Services Coordinator, faculty and staff.  Call 630-637-5800 to make an appointment. Be sure to identify yourself as a veteran when first contacting the Office of Admission.

Steps and links are provided below:

Confirm your eligibility

Confirm Veterans Benefits eligibility with the Department of Veterans Affairs here.

Your application

Complete the appropriate North Central College application for undergraduate admission, graduate admission, a second bachelor’s degree or teaching certification, or non-degree options. Contact the Office of Admission for more information about above options, including which supplemental information is required for each application.

Complete or update your FAFSA

For full financial aid consideration, complete or update the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for other federal, state, or institutional financial assistance (use college code 001734).

The North Central College admission staff review applications on a rolling basis. Once we have a complete file for your admission, you will hear from your admission counselor within two weeks.

North Central College: Military Friendly Institution


Student veterans talk about their experience attending North Central College. 


Resources for Veterans

Faculty and Staff Veterans

Matthew Burden

Vice President for Information and Technology
Information Technology Services
Richard Fobes

Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing
BUS
630-637-5589
Gerald Gems, Ph.D.

Professor of Kinesiology Emeritus
KIN
5502
Patrick Gray

Half-Time Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance
ACC
630-637-5477
Frank Harwath

Professor of Engineering, Director of Engineering Program
Engineering
630-637-5173
Jeffrey Woodruff

Half-time Assistant Professor of Business Administration
BUS
5247

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