2020-2021 Catalog

Veterans Benefit Program

The federal and state governments have several programs available to assist veterans, spouses, and their dependents in paying for college and reaching their educational and vocational goals. Programs include:

  1. Federal
    1. VA Educational Benefits (Chapter 30, Chapter 33, Chapter 1606 and 1607)
    2. Veteran Readiness and Employment Service (Chapter 31)
    3.  Department of Veteran's Affairs Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35),
  2. State - Veterans who enroll in Moraine Valley courses may be eligible for the Illinois Veterans Grant (IVG).  Applications are available at gibill.va.gov. Students receiving Veterans Administration Educational Benefits must participate in a mandatory orientation program and meet with an academic advisor to ensure they register for courses that are consistent with their educational and career goals. Each subsequent semester, veterans must meet with an academic advisor prior to registering.
    1. Illinois Veterans Grant (IVG) 
    2. Illinois National Guard Grant (ING)
    3. Illinois MIA/POW Scholarship (for spouses and dependents) 

To be eligible for Veterans Administration Educational Benefits (GI Bill™), students must be a degree- or certificate-seeking student in an approved accredited transfer/career certificate program (programs offered by third-party institutions are not eligible) and making satisfactory academic progress. 

Satisfactory academic progress for veteran benefits is defined by the college's Standards of Academic Progress (SAP) policy. The Department of Veterans Affairs follows the Department of Education in requiring a policy to use both qualitative (GPA) and quantitative (completion percentage) when measuring SAP.

Additional information on utilizing veterans benefits at Moraine Valley can be found on the Veterans Benefits web pages.