Moraine Valley is honored to have those who served our country in the military as members of our college community. The Veterans Resource Center is the go-to resource for student veterans and dependents. We are committed to being a veteran-centered campus and helping our veterans succeed.
The Veterans Resource Center assists veterans and dependents in understanding how to apply for and use veterans' educational benefits. Our staff also helps student veterans and dependents enroll in classes.
We connect student veterans and dependents with other campus resources, like the Job Resource Center or the Center for Disability Services. Moraine Valley provides free access for full-time students to the 110,000 square foot Health, Fitness, & Recreation Center (Fit-Rec).
Boots to College is the Student Veterans of America (SVA) Chapter for Moraine Valley Community College.
SVA's vision for campus chapters, "These local organizations are the “boots on the ground” that provide peer-to-peer support, which has been linked to academic success and an easier transition to campus for student veterans." Our focus for Boots to College is assisting in the transition to college life and establishing a lifelong network of friends.
Veterans benefits are provided through the GI Bill® and administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Students must apply online for VA benefits; benefits are determined by the date of enlistment. And, to be eligible for benefits, students must be a degree- or certificate-seeking student in an approved accredited transfer/career certificate program (programs offered by third-party institutions are not eligible) and making satisfactory academic progress as defined by college policy. Learn more, including steps through our Financial Aid Department.
Additional information can be found in the VA Welcome Kit found at https://www.va.gov/welcome-kit
To be eligible for Veterans Administration Educational Benefits (GI Bill®), students must be a degree- or certificate-seeking student in an approved accredited transfer/career certificate program (programs offered by third-party institutions are not eligible) and making satisfactory academic progress.
To receive Military Tuition Assistance (TA) you must go through the individual branch website to complete an application. The link to each individual branch TA website is provided below under Military Tuition Assistance Through Service Branches. Please contact the education center on the installation for further help. An education service officer or counselor at the education center must approve your TA before you enroll in a course. Learn more, including the refund policy through our Financial Aid Department. Learn more, including the refund policy through our Financial Aid Department.
Military Tuition Assistance (TA) through Service Branches
The Health, Fitness and Recreation Center (FitRec) is a recreational facility highlighted by a large fitness center, a 3 court gymnasium, and a recreational pool.
Job Resource Center
The mission of the Job Resource Center is to connect students, alumni, and community members to job and internship opportunities.
The Veterans Resource Center is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact Veterans Services by phone at (708) 608-4321 or by using the form below. If you have a question for an advisor, please visit our Ask an Advisor page.