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 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • 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

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

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

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Military Transcripts

Academic credit for training completed while in service

ATTENTION! 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.

Request official military transcripts by clicking on the appropriate link below:

Air Force - Air University/Community College of the Air Force

Army, Coast Guard, Navy and Marines - Joint Service Transcript (JST)

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  

VONAPP - veterans online application 

W.A.V.E. - verify your enrollment

 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

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.