Veterans Programs & Services

Supporting Our Veterans

Veterans Programs

The Financial Aid Office provides assistance and enrollment certification for veterans who wish to use their military and G I Bill® benefits at Kishwaukee College.

Kishwaukee College Student Veteran Handbook

Verifying your enrollment with the VA-

Contact Information

Financial Aid Office Information

Room C2150
Phone 815.825.9328
TTY 815.825.9106
Email finaid@kish.edu

 

Fall/Spring Hours of Operation-

**Hours may be subject to changes.

Days Hours
Monday 8AM-6PM
Tuesday-Thursday 8AM-5PM
Friday 8AM-4PM

 

Veterans Crisis Line- (800)273-8255 (Press 1)

Types of Veterans Educational Benefits Getting Started

National Guard and Reserves-

 

Getting Started at Kish-

If you have not already done so, you will want to complete the getting started at Kish steps to become a student, choose a program, and register for courses.

Apply-

You will eventually receive copies of your letters of eligibility for one or both the federal and state benefits.  The Financial Aid Office will need a copy of this information for your file, once you have registered.

Military Transcripts- 

You will need to request copies of your military transcripts and DD-214 Member 4 copy (if applicable) to the Student Services office to be evaluated. All transcripts must be provided in order to receive any benefits.

Academic Transcripts- 

You MUST turn in official transcripts from all prior colleges or universities to our Student Services Office for evaluation. No exceptions. All transcripts must be provided in order to receive any benefits.

Veterans Enrollment Certification request Form-

This form must be filled out and turned in every semester, immediately upon enrolling in classes. Without this form, you cannot be certified for benefits. Failure to turn in this form could result in your classes being dropped for non-payment.

**If you are transferring from another school, you MUST complete a "Change of Place or Program Form".

 

 

All other Veterans/Service Members-

 

Getting Started at Kish-

If you have not already done so, you will want to complete the getting started at Kish steps to become a student, choose a program, and register for courses.

Apply-

You will eventually receive copies of your letters of eligibility for one or both the federal and state benefits.  The Financial Aid Office will need a copy of this information for your file, once you have registered.

Military Transcripts- 

You will need to request copies of your military transcripts and DD-214 Member 4 copy (if applicable) to the Student Services office to be evaluated. All transcripts must be provided in order to receive any benefits.

DD-214-

You must  provide the member 4 copy of your DD-214 to the Student Services Office. This must be provided in order to receive any benefits.

Academic Transcripts- 

You MUST turn in official transcripts from all prior colleges or universities to our Student Services Office for evaluation. No exceptions. All transcripts must be provided in order to receive any benefits.

Veterans Enrollment Certification request Form-

This form must be filled out and turned in every semester, immediately upon enrolling in classes. Without this form, you cannot be certified for benefits. Failure to turn in this form could result in your classes being dropped for non-payment.

**If you are transferring from another school, you MUST complete a "Change of Place or Program Form".

 

 

Dependents/Spouses using VA Benefits-

 

How to transfer benefits to Spouse/Dependent

 

Getting Started at Kish-

If you have not already done so, you will want to complete the getting started at Kish steps to become a student, choose a program, and register for courses.

Apply-

You will eventually receive copies of your letters of eligibility for one or both the federal and state benefits.  The Financial Aid Office will need a copy of this information for your file, once you have registered.

Academic Transcripts- 

You MUST turn in official transcripts from all prior colleges or universities to our Student Services Office for evaluation. No exceptions. All transcripts must be provided in order to receive any benefits.

Veterans Enrollment Certification request Form-

This form must be filled out and turned in every semester, immediately upon enrolling in classes. Without this form, you cannot be certified for benefits. Failure to turn in this form could result in your classes being dropped for non-payment. Be sure to include the social security number for the Service Member who's benefits you are using.

**If you are transferring from another school, you MUST complete a "Change of Place or Program Form".

Academic Requirements, Policies, and Procedures

Kishwaukee College VA Academic Requirements-

Students using VA benefits must meet certain academic requirements in order to continue using their benefits each semester. Please review the above link for more information.

Financial Aid Policies and Procedures

Student Code of Conduct

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Students Right to Know/Consumer Information

VA Eligible Programs at Kish

VA Eligible Programs-

Each year the state of Illinois approves accreditted programs for VA benefits to ensure they are meeting the VA's guidelines for eligible programs. If your program is not listed, please contact the Financial Aid Office at Kish.

*The Illinois Veterans Grant (IVG) is the only veterans program available to students enrolled in the Aviation (AVF) program. This program is NOT eligible for monthly GI Bill® benefits.

Veteran Support On Campus Resources for Veterans