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Why Choose KCC?
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Military Friendly

KCC is a military friendly college and cares about providing full educational and training benefits for qualified veterans, their dependents, reservists, and National Guard members.

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Get Great Support

At KCC, you can utilize the Veterans Resource Center, Veterans Association and take part in numerous other activities for veterans who connect and support each other.

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Reach Your Goals

The Veterans Services staff will work with you individually. We'll get to know you personally, and will be on your side throughout your college journey. You can do it!

What Veterans Say About KCC
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"After six years on active duty, I decided to transfer into the reserves and go back to school. KCC's veteran services was amazing. They helped me utilize my Post 9/11 benefits and helped ease the transition back into civilian life. I have since graduated with an AAS and have gained full employment at Carle Foundation Hospital as a Registered Respiratory Therapist."

- Lydia Salgado, '19, U.S. Navy veteran
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"Kankakee Community College has given me the opportunity to really enjoy my college journey. I remember when I first walked up to the financial aid counter, a member of the Veterans Association welcomed me, showed me the Veteran Resource Center and gave me a tour of KCC. I knew from there I would have numerous resources to help while here at KCC and even in my future endeavors. Whenever I have the opportunity, I recommend KCC, especially to military-connected individuals in the community."

- Jason Rodriguez, '21, National Guard
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"KCC's veteran services have been a huge help furthering my education. Dealing with VA benefits can sometimes be a headache, but Kendra does a fantastic job of helping you through the process of applying and using your benefits the right way. The KCC Veteran's Center is also a huge perk at KCC. It's a great spot for hanging out, getting some snacks, studying, or just taking a much-needed break. The best part about it is that it has provided me a place to meet other veteran or military connected students, staff, and members of the community; and it has been a helpful medium for all of us toward building a network and supporting each other."

- Ron Griffin, '19, U.S. Marine Corps veteran
Recognized & Accredited
KCC is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
2024-2025 Gold Military Friendly School®
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