Benefits and Tuition Assistance for Military

Veterans and Service Members, thank you for your service!

Lewis and Clark Community College is ready to assist you with your educational goals. Veteran Services and Financial Aid are here to help you navigate through the requirements to receive federal (VA & DoD) and state educational benefits: Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill), Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill), Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve), Chapter 35 (Survivors and Dependents’ Educational Assistance), Chapter 31 (Veterans Readiness and Employment (VR&E), Tuition Assistance for those on Active Duty, as well as the Illinois Veterans Grant, the Illinois National Guard Grant, and the Illinois MIA/POW Scholarship.

Veterans Education Benefits

Getting Started as a New Student Veteran

For Returning Veteran Students

W.A.V.E (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment)

If you are currently enrolled and receiving Montgomery GI Bill benefits, Chapter 30 or Chapter 1606, certify your monthly enrollment online through W.A.V.E. at

Financial Aid and Other Assistance


The Association of Veterans Education Certifying Officials (AVECO) Scholarship offers opportunities for veterans, uniformed service members, and spouses of uniformed service members. Find the applications and requirements at

Tuition Assistance for Service Members

Are you active duty service members, reserves, or national? Tuition Assistance will pay up to $250 per credit hour for 100% of tuition & fees for courses taken at Lewis and Clark Community College. Learn more in this Tuition Assistance Guide.

Apply for Federal Student Aid

Veterans can also receive federal student aid while receiving Veteran Education Benefits or Tuition Assistance. Click here for more information.

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