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  

Summer Hours:

(through Friday, Aug. 12)
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday through Sunday: closed

Veterans Lounge
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3260

Veterans Association Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 12 p.m.

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.


  • 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. I have been fortunate to learn from many professors who have enhanced my learning experiences and continue to surpass my expectations.”  

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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. From the personnel in the Veterans Services office, who assisted me with all of the necessary documentation for my VA education benefits, to the staff and students who work for various college departments, everyone was nice, friendly and especially helpful. As for the faculty of the Horticulture program – Julia Fitzpatrick-Cooper, Judy Burgholzer, Amy Hull, Brian Clement and others – they not only taught me a lot about horticulture but they all had an influence in making me more confident in my newly chosen profession and a more personable individual.”

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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 feel like I’m still trying to get back into the civilian mentality. I went from a group that worked together for a common goal, but had to relearn that civilians are much more self-centered in their thinking. 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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