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We're committed to serving our veteran community.
At Columbia College Chicago, we encourage veteran students to apply. We have support services in place to help you before and during your time at the college.
Have questions? Contact Paul Loretto, Veterans Educational Benefits Counselor.
600 S. Michigan Ave, Room 303
Paul is here to help you apply for and receive your GI Bill® educational benefits, evaluate military training courses and experience for credit, navigate military jargon in relation to your benefits, and explain the benefits—educational and otherwise—that are available to you and your dependents.
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Additional Resources for Veteran Students
- Yellow Ribbon Program
Columbia College Chicago is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon program. If you are 100% eligible for this program, you will receive an additional $7,000 per school year ($3,500 from Columbia and $3,500 from the VA) added to your Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Yellow Ribbon amount is subject to change.
- Military Credit Transfer
Transfer credit from the military can be combined with credit from a regionally accredited two-year institution, Advanced Placement, CLEP and/or Life Experience, up to 75 credits, subject to Columbia's transfer credit policies.
- Life Credit Transfer
Up to 16 credits of Life Experience credit can be combined with credit from a regionally accredited two-year institution, military, Advanced Placement and/or CLEP, up to 75 total credits, subject to Columbia's policies.
- Post-9/11 GI Bill®
Columbia students are eligible for Federal GI Bill® benefits. But because we are a private college, students are not eligible for Illinois state veterans' benefits.
- Helpful Links
- Student Veterans Society
Get in touch with the Student Veterans Society at email@example.com.
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 at the official U.S. government website at //www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.