Veterans Services


  • Process Veterans and Military Personnel Educational Benefits
  • Information on veteran scholarships, emergency loans
  • VA work study program
  • Campus tours
  • Access to student veterans lounge, study area with computers
  • SVA (Student Veterans Association)
  • Referrals for local veteran assistance organizations
  • Referrals for specialized veterans counseling
  • Individual student advocacy
  • Social and educational programs
  • Laptops are available to veterans who are currently enrolled in credit classes with a COD Library Card.

Student Resources

College of DuPage offers a vast array of services for all students. Veteran students are encouraged to contact the services listed below for assistance with successful completion of their studies.

Participation in Ongoing Programs and Events

  • Veterans Day Observance
  • Memorial Day Observance
  • Career Fair
  • Rockin for the Troops 



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Veterans Crisis Hotline: call (800) 273-8255 press 1  IJF logo


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Contact Information

Veterans Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225, (630) 942-3814
Fax: (630) 942-4991  

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Veterans Lounge
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3260

Governor's Excellence in Education Award Presentation


Monday, June 11, 2012

COD received the Governor's Excellence in Education Award from the State of Illinois.


  • Brian MacArtney

    Brian MacArtneyVeteran

    COD is one of the premier colleges in the country. If you come here, get involved, whether it is with the COD vets club or with any club. You need to get involved with like-minded individuals to make the best of your college career.

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  • Lance Williams

    Lance WilliamsVeterans Services

    “COD is offering me an excellent opportunity to achieve a competitive academic resume with great credit transferability. I never could have imagined myself performing as well as I have been in college, and I owe much of my success to the great faculty members on campus.”  

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  • Edward Adamczyk

    Edward AdamczykVeterans Services

    “The people working for College of DuPage have put forth outstanding effort in supporting me and my educational goals.”

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  • Steve Baskis

    Steve BaskisVeterans Services

    “Speaking and listening to veterans who attend COD reminds me of how resilient service members can be I feel that if an individual has the drive and motivation to continue learning, then nothing can keep them from pursuing their dreams. Not to say it's easy, but if they keep that goal in mind, they can go anywhere they want to go.”

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  • Shawn Scheirer

    Shawn ScheirerVeterans Services

    “It was great to be able to talk with peers who truly understood where you came from. I believe in paying it forward and I want to be part of something that’s greater than me and I’m working toward that.”

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  • Bradley Kirouac

    Bradley KirouacVeterans Services

    "My cousin told me there was a great community college with amazing opportunities near where he lived, and I decided that's where I wanted to start my career path. You will find a great support system (at College of DuPage) that will expand your education farther beyond the classrooms."

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  • Jose Tapia

    Jose TapiaVeterans

    The Veterans Services office in particular has provided so much guidance in terms of my military benefits and how to use them. They have been very patient and helpful along the way and answered any questions I’ve had. They also introduced me to new programs and classes that cater to veterans, which was unheard of to me before COD. It’s an amazing opportunity and affordable. If you’re a veteran, you will receive a terrific amount of help and attention in order to complete your goals.

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