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:
Coordinator of Financial Aid
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
State of Illinois Veteran’s information
Illinois Student Assistance Commission
1755 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015-5209
Illinois Veteran’s Grant – Application Link
Illinois National Guard Grant – Application Link
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
Veterans online application: www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp
Non-educational benefits: http://www.va.gov/
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/
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.