Military and Veteran Benefits

Veteran benefits applications and processing

Thank you for your service! Here’s how to capitalize on your benefits.

Depending on your benefit, you may have to apply once (VA Federal), yearly (State) or each semester (Department of Defense). You must apply for all benefits.

To ensure prompt processing of your educational benefits, please submit your “Veterans Request for Certification” (R4C) immediately after enrolling and every semester afterward.

Get help with obtaining and using benefits

Veteran Student Services has a team of veteran benefit counselors to help you demystify how to obtain and use your benefits. We encourage student veterans and service members and/or their dependents to visit us for help.

Veteran benefit questions? Contact us:

Veteran Student Services has a team of veteran benefit counselors ready to help you get and use your benefits. If you are a student veteran, service member or dependent, let us help.

Sawicki, Matt
Military-Affiliated Student Outreach and Programs Coordinator
(847) 543-2293

Garoutte, Brian
Financial Aid Coordinator
(847) 543-2063

Frequently asked questions

Fair recruitment & enrollment activities

The recruitment and enrollment activities conducted at the CLC reflect our integrity. We adopt this procedure as part of our efforts to ensure fair and transparent marketing to prospective students.

Staff at the college conducting recruitment and enrollment activities, including Student Recruitment and Onboarding, Academic Advising and Retention, Veteran Student Services, Financial Aid and third-party contractors are subject to and must comply with this procedure.

CLC avoids engaging in same-day recruitment and registration activities for the purpose of securing enrollment of Service members.

Learn more about military and veteran recruitment and enrollment activities

What servicemembers say about CLC

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    Joshua Cardin


    “While I was in the Coast Guard, I’d take a class here or there online with other colleges. None of them hold a candle to CLC. It’s unbelievable how far the college is looking forward and how many opportunities are available for the people of Lake County.”

    Joshua studied Fire Science Technology at CLC after serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. He now works as a firefighter and is studying Emergency Medical Technology to also become a paramedic.

    Read Joshua's story

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