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.
Under specific federal and state laws, we provide full educational and training benefits for qualified veterans and the children of deceased or disabled veterans. We administer the following federal and state-affiliated educational programs:
- Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill®)
- Chapter 31 (VA Vocational-Rehabilitation)
- 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
- Fry Scholarship
- Tuition Assistance (TA)
- Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE
To apply for federal VA education benefits, visit https://va.gov/education/how-to-apply.
For State administered benefits, such as IVG, ING, or MIA/POW, visit the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) website.
Complete the Veteran Educational Benefits Request Form.
State of Illinois
Illinois Student Assistance Commission \ 1755 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015-5209
- Illinois Veteran’s Grant application
- Illinois National Guard Grant application
- MIA/POW Scholarship
- Veterans online application
- Verify your enrollment (W.A.V.E.)
- Military Transcript-JST
- Military Transcript-Air Force
- Student Veterans of America
- SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society
- Make the Connection (Mental Health Resource)
- Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
- Inner Voice
- Illinois Joining Forces
VA Benefits User Guide
- Request copy of military personnel records (including DD-214)
Other Funding Sources
For information on KCC Foundation Scholarships, please visit KCC’s scholarship website.
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.
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.
Request official military transcripts
VA Benefits for Spouses, dependents, survivors, and family caregivers: https://www.va.gov/family-member-benefits/
VA education benefits for survivors and dependents: https://www.va.gov/education/survivor-dependent-benefits/
Application for education benefits as an eligible dependent: https://www.va.gov/education/apply-for-education-benefits/application/5490/introduction
Deceased, Disabled, and MIA/POW Veterans; Dependents Scholarship: https://www2.illinois.gov/veterans/services%20benefits/education/Pages/MIA%20POW-Scholarship.aspx
Complete the Veteran Educational Benefits Request Form
KCC Scholarships: https://foundation.kcc.edu/scholarships/
External Scholarships for Military Children & Spouses: https://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships/articles/college-scholarships-for-military-children-spouses