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Veterans Benefits

Educational Program Benefits Accepted


The Chapter 30 - Active Duty GI Bill™ provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans. Monthly benefits are paid directly to the veteran.

Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services are available to veterans who have been determined eligible by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to have a service connected disability. Chapter 31 will make payment to the campus for tuition and fees, books and supplies, and a monthly basic allowance for housing. For additional information on this benefit visit www.vba.gov/bln/vre/

This benefit is for individuals who served a minimum of 90 days on active duty after September 10, 2001, and are eligible for educational assistance under the Post 9/11 GI Bill™. Chapter 33 will pay applicable tuition and fee charges. A monthly basic allowance for housing is provided for students enrolled in at least 7 credit hours in an enrollment period and is based on E-5 with dependent criteria. The amount of funds released for each category is dependent on the veteran's level of entitlement for Chapter 33.

Dependents: Dependents of eligible servicemen/women could be eligible for transferred entitlement of Chapter 33 benefits. The determination of transferability is made by the Department of Defense (DoD) and requires prior approval before College of DuPage will submit information to VA Education or hold registration.

Chapter 35 provides 45 months of full-time or equivalent educational benefits for the spouse or child(ren) of a veteran who dies or is permanently and totally disabled as a result of service-connected disability, or a spouse or child of a veteran who has been listed as POW or MIA for a period of 90 days. The monthly benefit is paid directly to the survivor or dependent.

Service members of the Selected Reserve can apply for this benefit that provides a monthly basic allowance for housing and 36 months of entitlement. Selected Reserve service branches include Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard and Air National Guard.

REAP provides 36 months of educational benefits to reserve service members who were called to active service for a minimum of 90 days after September 11, 2001. Monthly benefits are paid directly to the veteran.

The program is available through the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). The grant pays tuition and the per credit hour student fee. Any additional fees billed to your student account cannot be billed to IVG. Once approved by ISAC, the 120-unit eligibility is equivalent to four full-time years of enrollment at an Illinois public college or university. IVG cannot be used toward noncredit courses at College of DuPage.

The program is available through the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). The grant pays tuition and the per credit hour student fee. Any additional fees billed to your student account cannot be billed to ING. Once approved by ISAC, the 120-unit eligibility is equivalent to four full-time years of enrollment at an Illinois public college or university. ING cannot be used  toward noncredit courses at College of DuPage.

 

Tuition assistance (TA) is a Department of Defense program. TA rules will vary between military branches and until depending on whether the unit is active, reserve or National Guard. Service members are able to use Federal VA Education benefit in combination with TA.

 

The program is available through the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs (IDVA). The scholarship pays tuition and the per credit hour student fee. Any additional fees billed to your student account cannot be billed to MIA-POW. Once approved by IDVA, the 120-unit eligibility is equivalent to four full-time years of enrollment at an Illinois public college or university. MIA-POW cannot be used toward noncredit courses at College of DuPage.

MyCAA is a workforce development program that provides financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate's degree in a portable career field and occupation.

All VA benefit inquiries regarding entitlement should be directed to Veteran Affairs directly at (888) 442-4551 or the VA web site.

 

Contact Information

Veterans Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225, (630) 942-3814
Fax: (630) 942-4991
veterans@cod.edu 

Summer Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Veterans Lounge
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3260