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Veteran and Military Students

For over 50 years, College of DuPage has provided educational resources to veterans, members of our armed forces and their families. Veterans Services is committed to providing guidance about military education benefits and connecting you to the student, academic and local community resources you need to be successful.

Use Your Education Benefits and Enroll Today

Submit the general admissions application. The $20 admission fee is waived for veterans. Ask about the promotion code to waive this fee by calling (630) 942-2626 or emailing

Federal benefits (Chapters 33, 30, 31, 35 and 1606)

State benefits

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 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 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 Include your COD student ID number in the message. 

Complete the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for additional aid. Completion of the FAFSA and subsequent awarding of aid can help defray costs when your benefits don't meet your expenses or when the VA is delayed in payments. College of DuPage's Title IV school code is 006656.

The VA requires all prior credit to be evaluated. Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended and Military Transcripts should be submitted to the Office of Student Records.

Follow the Steps to Enrollment to complete the enrollment process.

Meet a Student Success Counselor

Meet with a Veterans-designated Student Success Counselor. A Veterans-Designated Student Success Counselor can help you explore academic interests and develop an educational plan, while assuring you meet the requirements of your military education benefits. To schedule an appointment, contact Counseling and Advising Services (630) 942-2259.

This form is required each semester for all students utilizing military education benefits. Veteran Benefit Certification Request Form is located at > under myACCESS > Miscellaneous > Veteran Benefit Certification Request Form

The military education benefit type determines if you need to enroll in the payment plan. Please contact Veterans Services for more information.

Join us! The Student Veterans of America Association at COD provides an opportunity to connect with other student veterans through monthly meetings and other experiences. Contact for more information.

Contact Information

Veterans Services
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1A06
(630) 942-3814
Fax: (630) 942-4991