Military Benefits & Opportunities
Air Force ROTC Program
The University of Nebraska Omaha has one of the nation's only Air Force ROTC Detachments, established in 1951. The Air Force ROTC program gives students the opportunity to become commissioned officers in the United States Air Force, while simultaneously pursuing their degree. The detachment benefits from its proximity to Offutt Air Force Base, home of U.S. Strategic Command and holds several cross-town agreements with other local universities. In addition to the many opportunities for personal growth and self-improvement, AFROTC provides:
- competitive full-ride scholarships for high school students, current college students, and active duty enlisted,
- a non-taxable monthly allowance,
- a text book allowance,
- paid four-week summer field training experience,
- and free training.
Visit UNO AFROTC online for more information.
Army ROTC Program
UNO partners with Creighton University to allow students to obtain their degree through UNO while participating in and receiving the benefits of Creighton University's Military Science Program. Students are able to complete their degrees while training to become Officers in the United States Army. All majors and all levels (First-Year through Senior) are welcome to apply for scholarships. Please visit the website for more information.
Below you will find brief descriptions of VA and DOD education benefits. For more information please contact:
- University of Nebraska Omaha
- Military and Veteran University Services Office (MaV USO)
- 6001 Dodge St., EAB 117
- Omaha, NE 68182
- By phone: 402.554.2349
- By fax: 402.554.2901
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Military Tuition Assistance InformationTuition Assistance (TA) is a program offered to eligible members of the military that pays for a service member's college tuition.
Post 9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is a benefit for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty - Chapter 30
The Montgomery GI Bill is a benefit for individuals who contributed $1200 to the basic program while on Active Duty. All individuals who were separated or retired with an honorable discharge or were separated under the Voluntary Separation Incentive (VSI) or Special Separation Benefit (SSB) are eligible.
Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve - Chapter 1606
The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve and have completed your Initial Active Duty Training (tech school). The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.
Montgomery GI Bill - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607
The Secretaries of each military service, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security (Coast Guard) will determine eligibility and establish the program to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserves of the armed forces who are called to duty for 90 days or more. Members may be eligible after serving 90 consecutive days on active duty after September 11, 2001.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR&E) - Chapter 31
VR&E's primary benefit program is vocational rehabilitation services for veterans who have a service-connected disability of 10% and higher. To receive services a veteran must be found both eligible and entitled. The outcome of these services lead to suitable employment that is consistent with their aptitudes and interests, or achieving independence in their daily living.
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) - Chapter 35
DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, who are anticipated to be released from a military hospital with 100% disability or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. The State of Nebraska offers a tuition and fee waiver to eligible dependents. To be eligible for this benefit you must be resident of Nebraska, dependent of a member of the armed forces who: died of a service-connected disability, died subsequent to discharge as a result of injury or illness sustained while a member of the armed forces which may or may not have resulted in total disability, is permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service, is classified as missing in action or as a prisoner of war during armed hostilities.
Transferring Post 9/11 Chapter 33 Benefits to Your Dependents
There is a provision under Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill that enables eligible service members to transfer their eligibility to their dependents. There is a very stringent established criteria the service member must meet to be eligible to transfer their benefits.