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Information for Military and Veteran Students


  • Rooms C177 & C179
  • Veterans Lounge: Room C145

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday
    8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday
    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Helpful Resources

Veteran Student Services

MF'19-20 Silver Military Friendly School [logo]

CLC welcomes veterans, military servicemembers and their families. Veteran Student Services (VSS) provides comprehensive resources, serving as a single point of contact for veterans, military students and their families attending or planning to attend CLC. We can assist you with:

  • Applying to college
  • Applying for and using federal, DoD and state benefits
  • Basic/general non-academic college advice

Our Mission – Advising and certifying VA Federal and State Educational Benefits, along with, processing Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Programs.

Veterans Helping Veterans

VSS is a team of fellow veterans committed to providing the most useful and current information available to assist with their transition into the educational environment. In addition, VSS maintains relationships with advising, tutoring, Office for Students with Disabilities and other student support services to ensure that student veterans have a personal contact within these departments. VSS is the veterans and military one-stop shop for all VA or military education benefits. VSS provides guidance and information on obtaining and using VA federal, Department of Defense, and State of Illinois educational benefits.


General Information

(847) 543-2018

Veteran Student Services Coordinator

Kara Cunny
(847) 543-2293

FA Associate/Veterans Services

Brian Garoutte
(847) 543-2063


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.

Student Services

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

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

Lake County Veteran's Assistance Commission

Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County [logo]

501 North Riverside Drive
Suite 106
Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: (847) 377-3344

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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