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Veteran Student Information

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Illinois Eastern Community Colleges are Service members Opportunity Institutions and are approved by the Illinois State Approving Agency for Veterans. We are honored to serve our area Veterans.

For a quick review of information regarding the educational benefit programs available, click here.

Enrollment Status

Veteran enrollment status is measured by the number of credit hours taken during an eight- or sixteen-week session.

Status 8-Week Session 16-Week Session
Full-time 6 or more hours 12 or more hours
3/4 time 4-5 hours 9-11 hours
1/2 time 3 hours 6-8 hours
Military Credit

Credit toward graduation may be granted to a veteran for certain armed forces military service experiences. If a student has complete Basic Military Training and has been honorably separated, or currently serving, the student may obtain seven (7) semester hours of credit. 

Useful Website Links
  • To request your military records, visit National Archives here. Records for recent service and medical records are not online.
  • To request your military transcripts, visit Joint Services Transcript here.
  • To review the VA Education Programs in full detail, click here.
  • To view your current benefits, vist eBenefits here.
  • Veterans using Chapter 30 or Chapter 1606 benefits must reported enrollment monthly through Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE), here.
  • To apply for the Illinois Veteran Grant or Illinois National Guard Grant or review your benefit usage, visit the Illinois Student Assistance Commission here.
  • For the Illinois MIA/POW Scholarship Application, visit the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs here.
Contact Information

GI Bill® Educational Assistance          1(888) 442.4551
Veterans Administration Hotline          1(800) 827.1000
Change Direct Deposit Information     1(877) 838.2778
Monthly Verification for WAVE             1(877) 823.2378
Change of Address                              1(888) 422.4551
Veterans Crisis Line                             1(800) 273-8255 (press 1)
TDD                                                      1(800) 829.4833


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