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Veterans Resources

Military Friendly School logo 2015KCC is proud to serve and provide an education for students who have served our country. We are committed to helping veterans as they return to college life.

KCC, under specific federal and state laws, provides full educational and training benefits for qualified veterans and the children of deceased or disabled veterans.

Student Veterans of America logo red, white and blue
Federal and state-affiliated educational programs currently administered:

  • Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill)
  • Chapter 31 (VA Vocational-Rehabilitation)
  • Chapter 32 (VEAP Veterans Educational Assistance Program)
  • Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Chapter 35 (Dependents' Education)
  • Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve)
  • Chapter 1607 (REAP Reserve Educational Assistance Program)
  • Illinois Veterans Grant
  • Illinois National Guard Grant
  • MIA/POW Scholarship

The Office of Financial Aid hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday and Friday, with extended hours Tuesday -Thursday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. An appointment with the Veteran’s Center can be set up upon request. Please note KCC will be closed most Fridays in May, June and July. 

For assistance in utilizing your veteran’s federal and state benefits at KCC, please contact:

Kendra Souligne
Coordinator of Financial Aid & Veteran Services
Phone: 815-802-8550
Fax: 815-802-8551

Office hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Closed most Fridays in May, June and July

Military Transcripts

Your military transcript can help you receive academic credit for training completed while in the service.

As of March 1, 2013, AARTS (Army transcript), SMART (Navy transcript) and Coast Guard Institute Transcript have transitioned to the Joint Services Transcript (JST). The JST is a uniform transcript of all military training and experience for service members of all branches, except the Air Force, which has its own, regionally accredited transcript. This new electronic transcript service includes Officer and Warrant Officer training, joint military training conducted by other services, and DANTES funded test scores.

KCC Veterans Club information

  • KCC Veterans Club

    Kankakee County Veteran's information

    Veterans Assistance Commission of Kankakee County
    135 N. Schuyler Ave.
    Kankakee, IL 60901

    State of Illinois Veteran’s information

    Illinois Student Assistance Commission
    1755 Lake Cook Road
    Deerfield, IL 60015-5209

    MIA/POW scholarships
    Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
    PO Box 19432
    833 South Spring St.
    Springfield, IL 62794-9432

    Higher Education Veteran Services Act

    The state of Illinois Higher Education Veterans Service Act requires all public colleges and universities to conduct a survey of the services and programs that are provided for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families. Review KCC's Public Act 96 - 0133 survey.

    Federal veteran contact information  

    Department of Veterans Affairs
    VA Regional Office
    PO Box 66830
    St. Louis, MO 63166-6830
    1-888-GI-Bill-1 or 1-800-827-1000 

    Important veterans web links  

    National archives

    Request copy of military personnel records (including DD-214)

    Other funding sources

    For information on Kankakee Community College Foundation Scholarships, please visit the Foundation website.