Veterans Affairs

Thank you for your extraordinary contributions and sacrifices as a member of the armed services. We understand the challenges of transitioning from service member to student, and we are committed to ensuring you have a positive experience at NDMU.

Whether you are a traditional student studying full-time in the Women’s College or a working professional studying part-time in the College of Adult Undergraduate Studies, the University has a long history of providing quality educational programs that meet the needs of all students.

Enroll with VA Education Benefits

  1. Apply to the University.
  2. Once admitted, obtain an Application for Program of Education Form (VA form 22-1990) from the Department of Veterans Affairs and submit the NDMU Intent to Register Form to Registerar's Office.
  3. Submit a copy of the completed application to the Registrar's Office.
  4. You must be registered for classes before enrollment certification can be sent to the Buffalo Regional Processing Center.
  5. Additional payment and/or fees for the balance after VA education benefit disbursement are the student’s responsibility.
    1. While waiting for VA education benefit disbursement students will not:
      1. Be assessed late fees
      2. Be prevented from enrolling
      3. Be required to secure alternative or additional funding
      4. Be denied access to any school resources

Financial Aid for Veterans and Dependents 

Students, Veterans, and Dependents are eligible for various grants, scholarships and tuition assistance. Refer to the Updated GI Bill®

"GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Additional Programs

Maryland Army National Guard Tuition Waiver Program

NDMU is pleased to be a “Partner in Education” with the Maryland National Guard through its Tuition Waiver Program. In addition to available Guard benefits, service men and women are eligible for:

  • 50% tuition waiver for undergraduate courses
  • 25% tuition waiver for graduate courses

How to Apply

  1. Apply to NDMU
  2. Complete the State Tuition Waiver form
  3. Have your Unit Commander sign the letter
  4. Present the approved tuition waiver to the business office and display valid military ID

Some program limitations and exclusions may apply, including NDMU Online, Hybrid Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD), and Ph.D. in Instructional Leader in Changing Populations. Please contact the University’s Business Office to determine if a program is eligible.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Notre Dame proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and has committed $4,000 for up to 10 full-time undergraduate students each year, which is matched by the VA.

Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

Troops to Teachers

As an approved provider of teacher certification in Maryland, Notre Dame also participates in the Troops to Teachers program.

The program provides a link between active duty and veteran armed service members who desire to pursue a career in education by providing:

  • Counseling
  • Financial Assistance
  • Placement Assistance

Troops to Teachers is a federal program funded by the Department of Education and administered by the Department of Defense through the Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES).