The Mission of the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is to enhance the success of student Veterans and their dependents by providing assistance and guidance in achieving their educational objectives. Additionally the Veterans Resource Center serves to foster a welcoming campus culture for student veterans and ensure that the men and women who serve our county have access to a quality education in a supportive environment.
Visit the Apply to JJC page and follow instructions under the Veterans/Military tab.
Important Links and Forms
- Submission of a Request for Benefits Form is required each semester you intend to utilize benefits.
- Notice of Schedule Change Form (please complete upon a schedule change)
- Veterans Education Programs at JJC
- Veterans Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
- Veterans Additional Resources
- Veterans Handbook (PDF)
Veterans Educational Forms:
Higher Education Veterans Service Act Survey Results: View the Higher Education Veterans Service Act Survey Results (PDF)
Joliet Junior College offers priority registration to military-connected students as described by Illinois State Statute listed below.
Illinois State Statute
(110 ILCS 805/3-29.10)
Sec. 3-29.10. Priority enrollment; service member or veteran.
(a) For the purposes of this Section:
"Service member" means a resident of this State who is a member of any component of the U.S. Armed Forces, including any reserve component, or the National Guard of any state, the District of Columbia, a commonwealth, or a territory of the United States and who is eligible to receive military educational benefits.
"Veteran" means a resident of this State who was a service member and who has received an honorable discharge, a general discharge, or an other than honorable discharge.
(b) A board shall give the earliest possible enrollment opportunity that a community college offers to a service member or veteran.
(c) The priority enrollment provided pursuant to this Section shall apply to enrollment for all degree and certificate programs offered by a community college after the student's eligibility to receive benefits has been verified by the community college.
(Source: P.A. 98-316, eff. 1-1-14.)