Veterans Education Benefits

Clarkson College is an approved institution for federal education benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and committed to assisting all students who are eligible to receive Veterans Administration educational entitlements. We welcome all veterans and their eligible dependents.

We are pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program for eligible students.
A student must meet the academic requirements for admission and enrollment.

It is the student’s responsibility to apply for VA Education Benefits at:  
If transferring benefits from another institution, form 22-1995: Request for Change of Program or Place of Training must be completed.

After admission to Clarkson College, the student must complete the Enrollment Certification Information Form and submit a copy of the "Certificate of Eligibility" (or Notice of Basic Eligibility) received from the VA. Submit to:

Student Financial Services - Veterans Services
Clarkson College
101 South 42 Street, Omaha, NE  68131
PH 402.552.6188  FX 402.552.6165  

Upon receipt of both documents, Clarkson College will certify enrollment for the upcoming term to the VA. Submission of enrollment for subsequent terms will continue until the student either completes their program, is no longer enrolled or their education benefits expire.

The Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018-Section 103

As pursuant with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, a covered individual* will be permitted to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a Certificate of Eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance.  

Clarkson College will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities. Clarkson College will also not require a Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 recipient to borrow additional funds to cover the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

To qualify for this provision, the covered individual may be required to produce the VA’s Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class, provide written request to be certified, provide additional information needed to certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies (see our VA School Certifying Official for all requirements).

This provision will end when payment for the course of education has been received by Clarkson College or 90 days after the date Clarkson College has received the Certificate of Eligibility and has certified tuition and fees for the course of education, whichever is earlier.

*Covered Individual - defined as any individual who is entitled to education assistance under the US Department of Veterans Affairs(VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch.31), or Post 9/11 GI Bill®  (Ch. 33) benefit.

The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill®)

The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill) changes the way the Post-9/11 GI Bill monthly housing allowance (MHA) is paid. MHA will now be based on the zip code where the student physically takes the majority of classes rather than the zip code of the school’s main training location.

GI Bill® Comparison Tool

VA is making it easier to research colleges and employers approved for the GI Bill. Answer just a few questions about yourself and the school/employer you are considering. You’ll receive an estimate of your GI Bill benefits and some information about the facility’s value and affordability.

GI Bill Comparison Tool

Additional Information & Resources

For information pertaining to your VA education benefits, contact the VA at: or 1.888.GIBILL1 (1.888.442.4551). On-campus assistance and information may be obtained from our Military and Veteran Liaison:

Sheena Fisher
Student Accounts Coordinator
Clarkson College 
Student Financial Services, First Floor Clarkson College
PH 402.552.6188 FX 402.552.6165