Join us for Lunch! Friday, September 9 at 12:00 p.m. MST!

Join us for an informational luncheon to learn about Nau’s paralegal and professional legal studies programs!

Lunch will be provided for those who attend on-ground and participants will learn about the opportunities NAU can provide box elder residents, active duty military, veterans, and their dependents.

RSVP by registering below or by contacting Beckie Halterman at or 605.718.6550.

Why choose National American University – Ellsworth?


ONLINE and Select On-Ground Classes with monthly start dates

The majority of course offerings have monthly start dates, allowing students the flexibility needed to earn their degrees as life happens.

Reduced Tuition

Box Elder residents, active military, veterans and military dependents are eligible for reduced tuition.

Generous Transfer Policy

Up to 75% of your degree can be earned through eligible transfer credits allowing you to finish your degree more quickly and affordably.


Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Business programs accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.

Relevant Programs

We offer a range of relevant technical and professional programs in the fields of business, education, healthcare, information technology, strategic security, and legal studies, including diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs.

Dedicated, Experienced Faculty

NAU programs are taught by qualified faculty who have both real-world experience—and a commitment to your success.

National Testing Center

NAU located at 223 Main Gate Road, Box Elder, SD 55719 is a national testing center for:

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

A dedicated student focus team

Whether you’re a first-time or transfer student, active military or veteran, or graduate student, NAU provides every student with their own student focus team. Each student’s team works to develop and implement a personalized plan to achieve each student’s specific goals.

National American University Ellsworth AFB

NAU Supports Military Students and their futures

  • Programs designed specifically for military students. NAU offers college credit for your prior education, eligible military training and experience that can be transferred into a customized interdisciplinary studies undergraduate program to help you complete a marketable degree. We also offer strategic security programs at all levels to help you develop skills needed to advance your career.
  • Military-friendly Transfer Policy
    • Up to 75% of your degree can be earned through transfer credit.
    • We participate in AU-ABC and GEM.
    • We accept JST, CCAF, CLEP and DSST
  • Individual courses available for CCAF completion.
  • A variety of educational benefits. In addition to reduced tuition rates and financial aid, NAU helps military students, veterans and their dependents maximize the education benefits available.
    • GI Bill®
    • Yellow Ribbon Program
    • Military Tuition Assistance
    • My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) scholarship program

      GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website.

Ready to take the next step?

Complete our inquiry form and an NAU advisor will contact you shortly or contact Beckie Halterman at 605.718.6550 or Or you can always drop in for an in-person visit at 223 Main Gate Road, Box Elder, SD 55719.