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Information for Military and Veteran Students


  • Veterans Lounge: Room C145
  • Military-Affiliated Student Outreach & Programs Coordinator: Room B105c 
  • Financial Aid Associate/Veteran's Specialist: Room C177

Hours of Operation

As we are transitioning back to campus, please email to schedule an appointment. Or stop by the Welcome and One Stop Center for assistance.

Veteran Student Services

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CLC welcomes veterans, military servicemembers and their families.

Veteran Student Services (VSS) is committed to providing the most useful and current information available to assist military affiliated students on their educational journey. Whether you are active duty and wanting to use Tuition Assistance for a class or two, or a dependent utilizing benefits, or somewhere in between, we are here to make sure that Every Student Succeeds. We partner with Financial Aid, Academic Advising, Access and Disability Resource Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Activities and Inclusion, and many other offices to provide you with a holistic experience. We are the one-stop shop for our veterans, military students and their families attending or planning to attend CLC. We can assist you with:

  • Applying to college and enrolling in classes
  • Applying for and using federal, DoD and state benefits
  • Transitioning to college and navigating the campus
  • Utilizing CLC’s resources for academic success
  • Connecting with other students through programs and our Veteran’s Lounge
  • Navigating local and federal programs and resources

Our Mission – Veteran Student Services recognizes the dynamic needs and experiences of military affiliated students, and provides programs, resources, and advocacy on their behalf. VSS oversees the careful management of VA Federal and State Educational Benefits, and Tuition Assistance.


General Information

(847) 543-2018

Military-Affiliated Student Outreach & Programs Coordinator

Matt Sawicki
(847) 543-2293

FA Associate/Veterans Services

Brian Garoutte
(847) 543-2063

Helpful Resources


Prospective Students

Registering and Paying for Classes

*Military service members and veterans are eligible for priority registration. Students who have indicated a status of veteran or military on the Student Admission Form will be assigned a priority registration appointment for each registration period.

Upcoming Military and Veteran Events

Get information about upcoming events for veterans, military service members and their families.

View Upcoming Military and Veteran Events calendar

Student Services

More Resources

eBenefits - My Gateway to Benefit Information

Phone: (800) 983-0937

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Illinois Veterans Grant/National Guard Grant
1755 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015-5209
Phone: (800) 899-4722

Monthly Verification for GI Bill Benefits

Phone: (877) 823-2378

National Personnel Records Center

Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue 
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100 
Phone: (314) 801-0800

VA Debt Management Center

PO Box 11930 
St. Paul, MN 55111
Phone: (800) 827-0648

VA Regional Office

Montgomery GI Bill Education Benefits 
PO Box 66830 
St. Louis, MO 63166-6830 
Phone: (888) 442-4551

Disclaimer: Veteran Student Services (VSS) is not affiliated with the Department of Defense, the Veterans Administration or any other agency of the government though we coordinate closely with these offices. VSS is a distinct College of Lake County activity focused on providing the best support possible to our student veterans, servicemembers and their families while they pursue their education and reintegrate into student life.

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