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Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Department of Veterans’ Affairs opens application process for Veteran and Active Duty Supportive Designation for postsecondary institutions

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has released the application for Nebraska postsecondary institutions that wish to be designated as “Veteran and Active Duty Supportive.”  The designation was created with the passage of LB 486, introduced by Senator John Lowe and co-sponsored by Senator Patty Pansing Brooks, which became effective September 1, 2019.  To receive the designation, a recognized postsecondary institution must submit an application to the Department of Veterans’ Affair and meet at least five of the following criteria:

  1. have personnel specifically trained and assigned to work with military students and veteran students;
  2. have a student organization that is dedicated to helping veterans, active duty military, and their families;
  3. give college credit for certain types of military training;
  4. have a military leave-of-absence policy;
  5. have counseling and advising services for military students and veteran students;
  6. have an accredited Reserve Officer Training Corps program;
  7. have clearly identifiable on your web site a listing of services provided to military students and veteran students; and
  8. specially recognize military students and veteran students during graduation or in other ways which are intended to demonstrate the institution's respect for such students' service.