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Veterans' Services at McHenry County College

Why use your veteran’s benefits at MCC?

If you would like to use your VA benefits, you must stop in the Office Financial Aid and Veteran Services, A262, and let us know you have registered for classes. Fill out this request for benefits and certification form and return to A262.

As a U.S. veteran, you can expect programs and services at MCC designed to serve your needs. We offer personalized attention to help you select a program of study that draws upon your military experience and also takes you down a career path that you'll excel at and enjoy.

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Getting Started at MCC

Considering MCC? Come to a free Life Information Session and learn about what MCC has to offer!

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Registering for classes

  • When MCC priority registration opens for the next academic term, certified veterans are entitled to first-day enrollment
  • MCC maintains a no-drop policy for veterans while VA benefits are being processed
  • If you would like to use your VA benefits, you must stop in the Office Financial Aid and Veteran Services, A262, and let us know you have registered for classes. Fill out this request for benefits and certification form and return to A262.

MCC Services Available to You

Assistance from the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Services, A262E

Life and Family Support

  • Meet with our Veterans Counselor about personal and family questions about returning to college - Ellen Zimmerman (815) 455-8574, Counseling, A257
  • Join MCC’s chapter  of Student Veterans of America (SVA) for social and academic networking on campus - Don Curfman USN (ret.) (815) 455-8731, A111A
  • Stop in the Student Veteran Resource Center, C122 to speak to a SVRC Liaison or call (815) 479-7543
  • See McHenry County Veterans Assistance Commission (VAC) representative, Matt Fetrow, on Wednesdays or by appointment for filing and checking on VA claims (815) 334-4257
  • Participate in Voices of Veterans – a peer group exploring the art of writing war

Academic Support

  • Meet with our Veterans Advisor to review degree options and choose classes - Terri McLaughlin (815) 479-7797, Advising, A257
  • New-Student Orientation classes MCC 101, 102 for adults
  • Fast Track Program in specific career fields, A250
  • Sage Learning Center (A247) for information about VA-funded tutoring assistance (instructor recommendation required)

Career Services

MCC's office of Career Services, A257H, offers a variety of career assistance for veterans, including:

Community Resources