We are committed to ensuring military-affiliated students have a smooth transition to college and a successful educational experience. Services that are provided include one-on-one advising throughout the admissions process, priority registration, and continued support throughout their academic career at PSC. Through the Office of Military Student Affairs, military-affiliated students can do the following:

  • Find out how to apply for Department of Veterans Affairs and State of Illinois military education benefits.
  • Get academic credit for military training
  • Receive referral services for other veterans’ resources

At PSC, we understand the unique challenges veterans face when rejoining civilian life and starting college after several, and sometimes many years, outside of the classroom. To help make that transition easier, we opened the Military Student Affairs (MSA) Center. The MSA Center, located just off the Main Building’s atrium in room 1240, is the central hub for our veterans’ program and a dedicated area designated for veterans with a mini-USO feel. It is a one-stop shop for veterans to connect and network with one another. PSC student veterans can study and socialize with fellow veterans and find information about the services available to them at PSC and within the community.

Benefits include:

  • Networking opportunities with other veterans
  • Information on veteran community resources including healthcare referrals, housing, and other veteran benefits
  • Workshops on topics of interest to veterans
  • Relaxing, quiet place to study and transition from boots to books

Services available:

  • Free printing
  • Computer access with CAC reader
  • Veteran tutoring services
  • Veteran to veteran mentoring services
  • Assistance obtaining military transcripts
  • Town hall meetings and veteran specific orientations
  • Information on how to access financial aid opportunities at PSC

Services extend to all military service members of all branches, whether active, inactive, drilling, or retired, as well as dependents and spouses.


Service Members / Veterans Intake Form


Intake Form For Spouses and Dependents

Available Resources


Register and pay for your classes. The VA will reimburse you based on your eligibility. Chapter 33 veterans can submit their letter of eligibility to the Office of Military Student Affairs in lieu of a payment.

Provide the Office of Military Student Affairs with a completed Intake Form each semester.

  • Veterans benefits checklist 
  •  Complete and return the appropriate application to the Financial Aid Office.
  •  Attach a copy of your DD-214 to the application

If you have served at least one year of federal active duty service in the Armed Forces of the United States; or served on federal active duty service in a foreign country during a time of hostilities in that country and were honorably discharged after your most recent period of federal active duty service; and/or are honorably serving, you may be eligible for the Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) Program. Any member of the Illinois National Guard or a Reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States who meets the eligibility requirements is considered a qualified applicant for the IVG Program. Here is a link with additional information including applying: https://www.isac.org/students/during-college/types-of-financial-aid/grants/IVG-program.html.

If you are a member of the Illinois National Guard, you may be eligible to receive the Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant. This grant can pay for eligible tuition and certain fees (i.e., registration, graduation, general activity, matriculation and term fees) for undergraduate or graduate study. Benefits are limited to use only at Illinois 2- or 4-year public colleges as follows: • If you have completed less than ten years of active duty ING service, your grant can be used for a maximum of the equivalent of four academic years of full-time enrollment. • Once you have completed ten years or more of active duty ING service, your grant can be used for a maximum of the equivalent of six academic years of full-time enrollment (note that the six-year maximum eligibility is cumulative, and includes benefits received when you had less than ten years of service). Contact the office of Military Student Affairs to determine what portion of your total tuition and fees will be covered by this grant. Here is a link with additional information including applying: https://www.isac.org/students/during-college/types-of-financial-aid/grants/ING-grant-program.html.

This State of Illinois scholarship is available for dependents of servicemen/servicewomen who have been declared a Prisoner of War (POW), Missing in Action (MIA), killed while on active duty, 100% disabled due to service-connected disabilities, or died as a result of a service-connected disability. This scholarship covers tuition and specific fees and may be used for the equivalent of five years at any Illinois public college or university.

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides educational benefits under the Montgomery G.I. Bill-Active Duty Educational Assistance Program. The Department of Veterans Affairs determines eligibility requirements for Chapter 30 - Montgomery G.I. Bill for Active Duty, Chapter 33 - Post-9/11 GI Bill, and Chapter 1606 - Montgomery G.I. Bill (Selected Reserve).

The Veterans Readiness & Employment (VR&E) program provides vocational rehabilitation services for veterans with a service-connected disability. A veteran must be found both eligible and entitled to receive services,  The outcome of these services leads to suitable employment that is consistent with their aptitudes and interests or achieving independence in their daily living.

This grant provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently disabled due to a service-related condition, who are anticipated to be released from a military hospital with 100 percent disability, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. The program offers up to 36 months of education benefits.


Georges B. Sanon, M.S.

Coordinator, Office of Military Student Affairs/VA School Certifying Official

Office: 708-709-3567; google voice: 708-607-2081; gsanon@prairiestate.edu