Veterans & Military Family Services

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The Triton College Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is designed to assist veterans as they transition from serving in the Armed Services to Triton College as a student and civilian. We aim to help veteran students successfully attain their educational goals, which will prepare them for a career as well as support them in becoming a lifelong learner.

The Veterans Resource Center was created through the efforts of the 2015 President’s Leadership Academy. The vision stemmed from the Leadership Academy's understanding that Triton College needed to identify a centralized location on campus for veterans to gather, in an effort to strengthen support for veterans in the colleges’ communities. 

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To obtain access to the VRC, one must be a Triton College veteran student, or a child of a Triton College veteran student. This information will be verified by  Welcome Center coordinator Toni Johnson, and qualifying students will be provided with a VRC sticker that will allow access into the VRC.

VRC Guidelines

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Credits Awarded for Military Courses

The College follows the recommendation of the American Council on Education in granting four (4) semester hours of undergraduate credit in physical education and two (2) credit hours for health for education received in Basic Training. In addition, courses completed in training may also be accepted for college credit.

Eligible veterans or military personnel must submit their Joint Services Transcript to the Records Office, located in the Student Center, Room B-220 500 Internal Server Error

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Military Credits Table

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Contact & Hours

The Veterans Resource Center is located in the B-Building, Room 280.

The hours of operation are as follows:
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: The Student Center will only be open on the two Saturdays prior to, and following, the start of the semester from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Veterans Coordinator:
Director of Admissions
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3485
kensmith@triton.edu

 

Enrollment Checklist

Please Click HERE for steps.

Reminder when Applying: Apply For Veterans' Educational Benefits & Financial Aid
Financial Aid, Student Center, Room B-160
Please reference the Financial Aid Veteran’s Information. Choose the program(s) that you may be eligible for and follow the steps to apply as listed. If seeking additional financial aid, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit Financial Aid and www.fafsa.gov for information and instructions.

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Resourceful Links

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:
AMVETS Scholarships
Troops to Teachers
VA Mortgage Center.com Scholarship
SVA (Student Veterans of America) Scholarship Directory

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES:
Recruit Military
Military OneSource
Hire Veterans
Hire a Hero
Federal Jobs Search Engine

LOCAL RESOURCES:
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
Westlake Hospital

Rev. Char Hoffman
River Forest United Methodist Church
7970 Lake Street
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 771-3668

Dr. Mary Amore, Executive Director
Mayslake Ministries
450 East 22nd Street, Suite 170
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 268-9001

Mr. Stephen Kubiczky
Archdiocesan Long-Term Planning
Archdiocese of Chicago
c/o P.O. Box 68
Riverside, IL 60546

NATIONAL RESOURCES:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Student Veterans of America (SVA)
Accredited Online Schools & Colleges

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