• Veterans Education Benefits and Tuition Assistance

    Veterans and Service Members, thank you for your service! Lewis and Clark Community College is ready to assist you with your educational goals. Veterans 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

    Learn about the initial steps necessary to receive Veterans Education Benefits by clicking on the the following link:

    Guide to applying for Veterans Education Benefits

    For more information on how to obtain and submit military and academic transcripts, click here.

    Returning Veterans

    Submit your Certification Request Form electronically each semester, once registered, through the following link:

    Semester Benefit Certification Request Form.

    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

    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 by clicking the guide below.

    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.


    “GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available on the official U.S. government website at"