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 Undergraduate Studies 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 the Declaration of Intent form and submit to the Registrar's Office at will initiate the Enrollment Certification process through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. 
  3. In addition, you will need to obtain an Application for Program of Education Form (VA form 22-1990) from the Department of Veterans Affairs. In return you will receive the Cost of Eligibility Form (COE Form). Please submit this form to the Business Office for processing at
  4. You must be registered for classes before enrollment certification can be sent and processed. 
  5. Additional payment and/or fees for the balance after VA education benefit disbursement are the student’s responsibility.     

While waiting for VA education benefit disbursement, students will not:

Be assessed late fees
Be prevented from enrolling
Be required to secure alternative or additional funding
Be denied access to any school resources


After initial enrollment, you must notify the VA representative in the registrar's office of your intent to continue using VA education benefits each semester by completing the Declaration of Intent Form.

Failure to notify the certifying official of your intent for the semester may result in nonpayment or a change in the amount of monthly payments.

Registration, Program, or Objective Change

If there are any changes to your registration, program, or objective:

  1. You must contact the certifying official immediately.
  2. The VA representative must complete a new Request of Change of Program (VA form 22-1995) and submit it to the VA.

Process Time

Once the enrollment certification has been made to the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) in Buffalo, N.Y., processing takes anywhere from 6 to 10 weeks before payment authorization is made.

Contact Us

Send written inquiries or disputes about benefits to:

Department of Veterans' Affairs
Buffalo Regional Processing Office
P.O. Box 4616
Buffalo, NY 14240-4616

For phone inquiries, please call:

888-GI BILL 1 (442-4551)
800-827-1000 (Baltimore Regional Office)

Questions concerning VA benefits may be directed to:

Mary Alice Adams
Business Office
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Laura Keller
Associate Registrar

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

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).