Veteran Education Benefits
The Department of Veterans Affairs and ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commission) administers a variety of veteran benefit programs for education. Many veterans and active-duty personnel may qualify for more than one education benefits program:
If you would like to use your VA benefits, you must stop in the Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Benefits, A260, and let us know you have registered for classes.
If you would like to use your VA benefits, you must let the Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Benefits know that you have registered for classes by submitting your Request for Benefits and Certification Form.
GI Education Programs
- The Post-9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33
- Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty - Chapter 30
- Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve - Chapter 1606
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program - Chapter 1607
Survivor Education Benefits
- Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program - Chapter 35
- Transfer of Entitlement (TOE)
- Fry Scholarship
If you are transferring to MCC from another college and have your Letter of Eligibility, you will need to complete the Change of Program or Place of Training Form.
All Chapters must fill out an application available online at www.gibill.va.gov. To ensure correct processing please provide a copy of your DD-214 and Certificate of Eligibility to the Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Benefits. MCC does not determine benefit eligibility or payment details; we simply certify your enrollment to the VA. All processing questions should be directed to the VA for resolution.
Please visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill for other types of Federal assistance.
State of Illinois Veteran Programs
Once your application has been processed by the State, you will receive an eligibility letter. Forward this to the Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Benefits (A260).
Note: Changes in federal, state, and/or institutional policies could affect the above stated financial information.
MCC Veteran Financial Resources
- Apply for veteran scholarships available through the Friends of MCC Foundation to help pay for books,
supplies, or fees not covered by VA benefits
- Grant funding for books and laptops through McHenry County Community Foundation (MCCF)
National Testing Program
Advancing your education often requires you to take costly national tests. Students can be reimbursed all required (mandatory) fees charged for national admission tests and national tests for college credit.
- Check if your test qualifies for reimbursement at National Testing Program