Veterans Services

Veteran graduates being recognized at 2015 commencement

Veterans Services


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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

To review a side-by-side comparison of GI Bill® benefits, please use the GI Bill® website’s comparison tool.

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.


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KCC Veterans Resource Center

The KCC Veterans Resource Center provides veterans with various resources and services.

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Kankakee County

Veterans Assistance Commission of Kankakee County
189 E. Court Street, 4th Floor
Kankakee, IL 60901

State of Illinois

Illinois Student Assistance Commission \ 1755 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015-5209
1-800-899-ISAC (4722)

  • Illinois Veteran’s Grant application
  • Illinois National Guard Grant application
  • MIA/POW Scholarship


Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Regional Office
PO Box 66830
St. Louis, MO 63166-6830
1-888-GI-Bill-1 (1-888-442-4551) or 1-800-827-1000

Important Websites

VA Benefits User Guide

National Archives

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. ​​

Public Act 096-0133​​

Administrative Procedures for Student Complaints

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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

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VA Benefits for Spouses, dependents, survivors, and family caregivers:

VA education benefits for survivors and dependents:

Application for education benefits as an eligible dependent:

Deceased, Disabled, and MIA/POW Veterans; Dependents Scholarship:

Complete the Veteran Educational Benefits Request Form

KCC Scholarships:

External Scholarships for Military Children & Spouses:


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Kendra Souligne
Director of Financial Aid & Veteran Services School Certifying Official


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Megan Ponton
Assistant Director of Financial Aid & Veteran Services, School Certifying Official

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Jason Rodriguez
SVA chapter advisor School Certifying Official

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Hassel Hernandez
School Certifying Official