Veterans and their families should talk with the Veterans and Military Personnel Student Services representative in the Financial Aid Office about possible educational benefits. Benefits are available through the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) commit the Financial Aid Office to helping veterans obtain educational benefits through a variety of programs offered.
Various Veteran Benefits
This program provides payment of tuition and certain fees at an Illinois public two- or four-year college or university. The grant is available to enlistees who have served one year of active duty and are currently in active duty status. You are not required to enroll for a minimum number of credit hours.
This program provides payment of tuition and certain fees at an Illinois public two- or four-year college or university. The grant is available to qualified Illinois veterans or military service members with at least one year of active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and who have served honorably. Veterans must have been residents of Illinois six months prior to entering the services and must have returned to Illinois to reside within six months of leaving the service. You are not required to enroll for a minimum number of credit hours.
Veterans who were declared 100% disabled by Veterans Affairs or were a POW/MIA and an Illinois resident, their dependents or spouse could receive 100% tuition assistance.
Stand Up & Be Counted!
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) is pleased to announce the launch of online access to its Veteran Service Officers. This new web function, located at www.veterans.illinois.gov, encourages all Illinois Veterans to ‘Stand Up and Be Counted’ by submitting basic contact information to IDVA.
Illinois Association of County Veterans Assistance Commissions, Inc. – http://www.iacvac.org
Provides needed services, including financial aid, veteran services and advocacy services to military veterans and their families that reside in said counties.
Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs (IDVA) – http://www.veterans.illinois.gov/benefits
Provides State VA benefits for veterans
Illinois Warrior Assistance Program – http://www.illinoiswarrior.com
Provides confidential assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For Rock Island County – http://www.rockislandcounty.org/
Opportunity Illinois: Citizens Soldiers Program – http://www.treasurer.il.gov
Provides Illinois U.S. Military Reserves or Illinois National Guard low-interest loans with deferred payments while deployed or to help with expenses after active duty.
Vet Centers – http://www.vetcenter.va.gov
For locations and services offered by IL Vet Centers
Veterans Care – http://www.illinoisveteranscare.com
Provides health care information for Illinois veterans
Federal Government Veteran Affairs – http://www.va.gov
Provides Federal VA benefits for Service members
Military One Source – http://www.militaryonesource.com
Provides information regarding the various services offered through the VA
Military Student Loan Benefits – Student Loan Information for Members of the U.S. Armed Forces
National Resource Directory – http://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a Web site for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them.
The National Vietnam Veterans Foundation, Inc. – http://www.nationalvietnamveteransfoundation.org
This site is dedicated to aiding, supporting and benefiting America’s veterans and their families.
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans.
Black Hawk College Veterans Resource Center
The center provides a place for veterans and active duty military students and employees to relax, network, study and find resources to help them transition into college and careers.
Last updated 2/20/2015