Veteran Services

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.

Veterans and their dependents are admitted to the Clarkson College under the same admission requirements as other students. Veteran students are expected to attend classes regularly. Students must pursue the curriculum as listed and approved in the College Catalog and maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 Cumulative GPA), attendance, and conduct to maintain eligibility for payments.

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 Web site at"

VA educational benefits are not paid for any grades other than A, B, C, D, or F. Payments for educational benefits are based on a student’s classification according to his/her credit hours per semester. Veterans are expected to notify the Veterans Certifying Official regarding any changes in their enrollment status.

How to Request Veterans Education Benefits

Step 1

Students who have never used their benefits, file an initial application (22-1990) or form (22-1995) if you are changing schools with the VA at After admission to Clarkson College, the student must complete the Enrollment Certification Information Form .

Step 2

In four to six weeks the VA will mail the veteran a Certificate of Eligibility. Once this is received, please submit to the VA Certifying Official at:

Clarkson College - Veteran Services
101 South 42 Street, Omaha, NE  68131
PH 402.552.2746  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.

Other Important Information

  • Clarkson College is participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program for eligible students.
  • Students can only be certified for classes that are required for his/her program.
  • In order to receive full time pay, students must enroll and remain in 12 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Requirements for summer term vary.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 in order to avoid being placed on probationary status for VA benefits.

Withdraw Information

  • Students are required to contact the certifying official if they must drop or withdraw from a class(es).
  • Students who withdraw from class may be required to repay any benefits from the beginning of the term for those hours.

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.

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:

Beckie Humanik
Student Accounts Coordinator and VA Certifying Official
Clarkson College 
Student Services Suite, First Floor Clarkson College
PH 402.552.2746 FX 402.552.6165