Veterans Educational Assistance

Priority Registration

  • Students register a month prior to the opening of registration giving them the best possible schedule for success

VA Certifying Official

The IVCC VA Certifying Official, located in the Financial Aid Office, (815) 224-0200, provides assistance with all Federal required forms, application instructions, and services specific to the educational needs of veterans, service personnel and eligible dependents.

Contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance with Illinois educational military benefits.

NOTE: The application process for military educational benefits can be lengthy. Therefore it is vital that interested applicants begin the process as soon as possible and allow 2-3 months wait-time before seeing the actual results of their efforts

Veterans Forms

Thank you for considering IVCC to pursue your education.  Please use the following forms to assist us in helping you with that goal.

Checklist for Enrollment at IVCC – a variety of links and information that will help you get your benefits started and get enrolled at IVCC.

Biographic Information and Veteran’s Responsibility Agreement – complete and submit to enable us to add you into our system.

Enrollment Certification Request – submit along with a copy of your schedule to ensure your enrollment will be certified to the VA.

Important Links



College Catalog

Tuition, Fees, and Payments

Tuition Assistance

Overview of Military Benefits

  • Federal Military Benefits: For an overview of Federal Military Benefits (educational and otherwise), visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website or contact them at 1-888-442-4551.

Federal Programs

Tuition Assistance (TA) - If you are a reservist or active duty interested in using TA to take classes at IVCC contact your unit's Education Service Officer (ESO) to make sure you are eligible then contact the IVCC Cashier's Office TA representative at 815.224.0215 to begin the process.  Students using TA benefits are held to the IVCC Return of Title IV Funds policy.  Failure to complete at least 60 percent of the semester may result in a recalculation of your TA benefits and a portion returned to the program.

 The following links review the principle Federal Educational Assistance programs available to veterans and eligible survivors or dependents.

Illinois Programs

The following links review the principle Illinois sponsored programs available to veterans and eligible survivors or dependents.

Principles of Excellence

GI Bill (R) is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at