For over 50 years, College of DuPage has provided educational resources to veterans, members of our armed forces and their families. We consider it an honor that you are considering COD as your institution of higher learning.
As a veteran on campus, you'll have access to all of the resources you need to succeed in community college. Our Veterans Services office is available to help you with everything from campus tours and new student orientation sessions exclusively for veterans to referrals for local community resources. Our Student Veterans of America chapter, College of DuPage Veterans Association, strives to create a welcoming and inviting community for all.
Use Your Education Benefits and Enroll Today
Federal benefits (Chapters 33, 30, 31, 35 and 1606)
- Apply for the Illinois Veterans Grant.
- Apply for the Illinois National Guard Grant. You will need to reapply every academic year to continue your eligibility.
- Apply for the MIA/POW scholarship.
Other Education Benefits (TA and MyCAA)
All students receiving military education benefits are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress according to College of DuPage established requirements. Familiarize yourself with the rules associated with the benefit you are using.
Federal Benefits: Provide a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for the education benefit you wish to use. A COE should be submitted the first semester at College of DuPage and upon request from the Office of Veterans Services thereafter. The COE may be delivered to Veterans Services in-person or emailed to email@example.com. Please include your COD student ID number in the message.
State Benefits: If you have been approved for the Illinois Veterans Grant (IVG), Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant or MIA/POW Scholarship, you may print the letter of eligibility from the ISAC Student Portal (ISAC Student Portal Instructions). The letter of eligibility may be delivered to Veterans Services in-person or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your COD student ID number in the message.
New Benefits: If you have recently applied for military education benefits, a copy of the Application Confirmation and DD214 (with the Social Security Number redacted) may be delivered to Veterans Services in-person or emailed to email@example.com. Include your COD student ID number in the message.
Reading, writing and math placement tests are administered to determine appropriate course placement and satisfy course prerequisites. For more information including locations and hours of operation, visit the Testing Center webpage. Placement should be complete before meeting with a Counselor/Advisor.
All reviews must be completed before enrollment information will be forwarded to the VA. You can mail official transcripts to: College of DuPage, Office of Student Records, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.
Veterans-designated Student Success Counselors will assist you in reviewing general education, degree and certificate requirements, including the transferability of courses. They will work with you to develop an Educational Plan and help you develop success strategies. Call (630) 942-2259 to schedule an appointment with a counselor.
Register for Classes
Register for classes through the portal at inside.cod.edu or in person at the Office of Student Registration Services, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2221. Phone registration assistance is available at (630) 942-2377.
Students utilizing veteran or dependent education benefits are eligible to enroll in a deferred payment plan. Enrollment into the deferred payment plan prevents a student's classes from being dropped for non-payment until:
- The student's education benefit covers the cost of tuition and fees
- The student covers the cost of tuition and/or fees by the designated installment dates. Not all veteran education benefits cover the full cost of tuition or fees. Understand your financial obligations prior to enrolling in the deferred payment plan. You may contact Veterans Services at (630) 942-3814 if you have any questions.
Student Orientation (NSO) is an exciting introduction to everything College of DuPage has to offer. NSO is held before Fall and Spring terms.
Now that you are enrolled, make sure you take full advantage of all the resources available to you as a student of College of DuPage.
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225
Fax: (630) 942-4991