Northwestern Health Sciences University

Category: Graduate school | State: Minnesota

About Northwestern Health Sciences University

Northwestern Health Sciences University is a private, not-for-profit university offering degrees in chiropractic, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, therapeutic massage, human biology and clinical nutrition. We provide an engaging and supportive learning environment that includes academic and career counseling, assistance for international students and military veterans, and nearly 50 student clubs and organizations. Founded in 1941, Northwestern is a premier health sciences university focused on creating a healthier world.

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Why attend Northwestern Health Sciences University

Northwestern Health Sciences University has created a new Veterans Support Center, specifically designed to serve the needs of students who have served in the military, with help from a grant from the Home Depot Foundation. Northwestern offers tuition discounts to veterans and their families, can cover additional costs as a veteran-friendly Yellow Ribbon School, has created a military leave of absence policy and has organized "Feed 'Em and Treat 'Em" events for veterans to try chiropractic, massage, acupuncture and other treatments to address pain, often caused by injuries they suffered during their military service. Northwestern also has a Students Serving Veterans Club and a Veterans Task Force to create ongoing support services for veterans and their families.
Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $9,984 $9,984 $12,375 $12,375
Fees $700 $700 $870 $870
Room N/A N/A N/A N/A
Board N/A N/A N/A N/A
Books $800 $800 $1,167 $1,167
Other Expenses $4,400 $4,400 $4,400 $4,400
Totals $15,884 $15,884 $18,812 $18,812
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Customized student orientation program for military students
  • Mentoring/on-boarding programs for new military students or veterans
  • Tuition discounts specifically for military students
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Formal policy in place regarding business conduct and compliance when admitting, educating, advising, and placing military and/or veteran students
  • Academic support/tutoring
  • Academic advising
  • Study skills workshops
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Career planning services
  • Mental health counseling
  • Transition Assistance
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Formal mentoring or advising program in which faculty or staff members who are current or former members of the military mentor students who are military service members or veterans
  • Veteran-to-veteran peer mentoring program
  • Dedicated social space for gathering (e.g. a student lounge or veteran center) reserved specifically for military service members and veterans
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes