Veterans Resources

KCC 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.

Federal and state-affiliated educational programs currently administered:

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

The Office of Financial Aid hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. An appointment with the Veteran’s Center can be set up upon request.

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

Kendra Souligne

Coordinator of Financial Aid

Phone: 815-802-8550

Fax: 815-802-8551

Email: finaid@kcc.edu

Office hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Closed most Fridays in May, June and July

Kankakee County Veteran's information

Veterans Assistance Commission of Kankakee County
135 N. Schuyler Ave.
Kankakee, IL 60901
1-815-937-8489
http://www.k3countyvac.com/

State of Illinois Veteran’s information

Illinois Student Assistance Commission
1755 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015-5209
1-800-899-ISAC
http://www.collegezone.com/

Illinois Veteran’s Grant – Application Link
http://www.collegezone.com/media/F103_E_IVG.pdf

Illinois National Guard Grant – Application Link
http://www.collegezone.com/12523.htm

MIA/POW scholarships
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
PO Box 19432 833 South Spring St.
Springfield, IL 62794-9432
1-217-782-6641
http://www2.illinois.gov/veterans/Documents/MIA-POW-scholarship-application.pdf

 

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
http://www.gibill.va.gov/

Important veterans web links  

VONAPP
Veterans online application: www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

Non-educational benefits: http://www.va.gov/

W.A.V.E.
Verify your enrollment: https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do

 Booklet of Federal Benefits for Veterans (1.09 MB PDF)

 Benefit Booklet from Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (1.88 MB PDF)

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance: http://www.mesothelioma.com/veterans/

National archives

Request copy of military personnel records (including DD-214): http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

Other funding sources

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