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Military and Veteran Student Admissions

We salute all that you stand for. Wayne State College is committed to honoring our country's military veterans and active service members. We are proud to be recognized among the top schools for military veterans and participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Focus on Your Future

Whether you're transitioning to a civilian career or rising in the ranks, Wayne State College is an excellent choice for service members, military spouses, and dependents. If you're coming to campus, we offer more than 130 undergraduate programs of study, small class sizes that deliver personal attention, and a variety of activities designed to expand your leadership skills. If you're looking for the flexibility to fit your busy schedule, we offer several online degree options for active duty, dependents, and veterans. What's more, our online master's degree programs require no entrance exams and are nationally recognized for academic excellence. All programs are accredited and offered at the most affordable price in the region.

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Questions? Contact:

Lynette Lentz
VA Certifying Official
Wayne State College
Hahn Administration 116
402-375-7256
lylentz1@wsc.edu

The Admissions Process for Military Students

 

Step 1

Apply for Admission to WSC

Complete the online application for admission to Wayne State College. Applying is free and easy.

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Step 2

Apply for the GI Bill

The GI Bill helps qualifying Veterans and their family members get money to cover all or some of the costs for school or training.

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Step 3

Submit Military Records and Transcripts

Service members and veterans may be eligible to receive college credit for prior experience.

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Veterans Education Benefits

VA education benefits help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with paying for tuition.

GI Bill

The GI Bill helps qualifying Veterans and their family members get money to cover all or some of the costs for school or training. Visit the links below on the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs website to learn more about each program, eligibility requirements, and to apply for benefits.

Apply for GI Bill Benefits

Waiver of Tuition for Nebraska Dependents (NDVA)

Wavier of Tuition is available for dependents of eligible veterans at Wayne State College, waiving 100% of tuition charges and tuition-related fees.

Visit the Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs (NVDA) website to download a copy of the waiver, along with eligibility guidelines and instructions for completing and submitting the application to the NVDA. You will also need to work with WSC to obtain Part VI: Student Credentials of the application. Applicants must meet Nebraska residency requirements and may use the program for one bachelor's degree. This is a benefit administered by the State of Nebraska and is independent of educational benefits administered by the USVA. However, the state waiver program may be combined with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USVA) Chapter 35, Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA).

Dependent and Survivor Assistance (USVA)

Learn about the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program. If you’re the child or spouse of a Veteran or service member who has died, is captured or missing, or has disabilities, you may be able to get help paying for school or job training through the DEA program—also called Chapter 35. Find out if you’re eligible for this benefit.

Transfer Post 9/11 GI Benefits

The Department of Defense (DoD) decides whether you can transfer any of your unused GI Bill benefits to your family. You can transfer education benefits if you’re on active duty or in the Selected Reserve and you meet the eligibility requirements.

Find out if you can transfer unused benefits

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Principles of Excellence

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Best College for Veterans 2019 - Learn.org

No. 26 in the U.S.

Best College for Military Veterans, 2019

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Military Friendly School, 2019-20

One of Two Small Public Colleges in Nebraska to Receive Designation

Military Friendly® School, 2019-20

Military Friendly® Schools

Military Friendly, 2018-19

Only Four-Year College in Nebraska to Receive Silver Status

Military Friendly® Silver Designation

Military Friendly Awards Program

U.S. Department of Education

8 Keys to Veterans' Success

Recognized Institution

U.S. Department of Education

ROTC students at WSC

Thinking About Serving?

Consider joining the Army ROTC, a cross enrollment program between WSC and the University of South Dakota’s ROTC Program. ROTC is an on-campus program to motivate and train you to become a leader in the United States Army.