Veterans receive one-on-one advising throughout the admissions process and continued support throughout their academic career at PSC. Veterans are eligible for early registration. Services extend to all service members regardless of when they served or whether it was in the active, reserve, or National Guard component.
The Student Veterans Center provides academic and social support to veterans with an emphasis on graduation and successful integration into the college. At the center, PSC student veterans can study and socialize with fellow veterans and find information about the services available to them at PSC and in the community.
It is located in room 1240 of the main building. The center is accessible and offers many amenities for veterans including free printing. For more information, call (708) 709-3567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
PSC Student Veterans Club goal is to provide a smooth transition for our returning military personnel from their current duty. Also, to help out our veterans with key elements they need in setting them up for success. Finally, to incorporate unity, respect, and togetherness between Prairie State College, its students and those who have volunteered their service. Click here to learn more.
Veterans Benefit Programs The federal and state governments have several programs available to assist veterans, spouses, and their dependents in paying for college and reaching their educational and vocational goals. Programs include:
- Illinois Veterans Grant (IVG)
Illinois National Guard Grant (ING)
- Illinois MIA/POW Scholarship (for spouses and dependents)
- Montgomery GI BILL Educational Benefits (Chapter 30, Post 9/11, Chapter 1606 and 1607)
- Department of Veteran's Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
- Department of Veteran's Affairs Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35, Fry Scholarship, and ToE)
Veterans who are not sure what benefits they qualify for should contact the Student Veterans Center coordinator, or consult the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website at gibill.va.gov/. Educational Counselors also are available at the Department of Veterans Affairs at (888) 442-4551 or call an ISAC Call Center Representative at (800) 899-ISAC(4722)
Georges Sanon, Coordinator, Student Veterans Center