Veterans Services

ECC is veteran-friendly

Thank you for your military service! Whether you are starting college for the first time or re-entering college, ECC welcomes veterans home to a great college experience. Expect personalized attention to help you select a program of study which incorporates the skills you learned in the military with work in a field you enjoy.

Why should veterans choose ECC?

ECC ranks as a military-friendly school according to G.I. Jobs Magazine for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016. ECC provides quality education, with flexible scheduling and course delivery options which fit your lifestyle. ECC focuses our educational programs on courses of study and majors which are in-demand in the workforce. This is key to your success in making the transition from a military career - to a college student -to a candidate that employers are looking to hire.

  • Affordable tuition, a fraction of the cost charged by public universities, private colleges, and technical institutes. Compare tuition costs.
  • Close to home, less travel time means more time for family and/or a job, to study or to take more courses. View our campus locations.
  • Personalized support services to minimize distractions outside of class.
  • First-rate instruction in transfer and career-technical education to fit your educational goals.
  • In-district tuition at almost 30 other community colleges if ECC doesn’t have the program of study you seek.
  • Flexible learning options to study and attend classes when it’s convenient for you.
  • A safe campus and secure learning environment.
  • Small classes and attentive teachers whose first priority is teaching not publishing, not researching.
  • Has an established veterans support team which serves our military students.

Other Recognitions

  • Marines Corps toys for tots participation: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012

Student Veteran-Focused Services

  • Designated veteran coordinator on staff - Anitra King, veteran and student success specialist. Located in the Career Development Services Office, Building B, Room B120. Call 847-214-7531 or email
  • Assists with:
    • Academic guidance and support needed to make the most of your educational experience
    • Helps with requesting your military transcripts for evaluation
  • In-processing veterans orientation
  • Career planning (for decided and undecided student veterans)
  • Job-search assistance:
    • Resume and cover letter writing
    • Interviewing skills
  • Transition and life skills
  • Resources and referrals (within ECC and outside sources)
  • Veteran retention

Financial Benefits for Veterans

  • Designated veteran benefits specialist on staff - Samantha D'Alessandro, VA certifying official. Located in Financial Aid Office, Building B, Room B156. Call 847-214-7520 or email
  • Answers questions, explain and certifies benefits (federal and state)
  • Directs veterans/students to grants, loans, and scholarships
  • Awards veterans/students financial aid and answer financial aid questions


Policy on Transfer Credits - For all veterans and eligible persons, an evaluation of previous education and training can be conducted. Request your military transcript at Appropriate credit is granted and can reduce some classes you may need to take.

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