Veterans & Military Family Services

The Veterans Coordinator (VC) 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 VC 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.

The VC provides veterans in the community, active duty personnel, and their families with a welcoming environment that offers them access to academic, career, and community resources. This goal is accomplished by providing programs on how veterans can access educational and financial assistance through their appropriate benefits, as well as informing them of available campus resources.


Contact

Veterans Coordinator: 
Ken Smith
Director of Admissions

(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3485 
kensmith@triton.edu

Vet Rep/School Certifying Official (SCO):
Sneha Shah
Veterans A - L
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3651
snehashah@triton.edu


Vet Rep/School Certifying Official (SCO):
April Sharelis
Veterans M - Z
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3321
aprilsharelis@triton.edu

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Va Benefits & Enrollment Checklist

Please click HERE for enrollment steps. If interested in receiving VA benefits at Triton, please fill out the Military Data Form yearly and send it to your Veterans Representative above based on the first letter of your last name. For additional information on VA benefits, please click HERE. If seeking additional financial aid, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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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, for evaluation. 

Military Credits Table

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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Resources Links

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:
AMVETS Scholarships
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:

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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VA Pending Payment Compliance and Consumer Information Disclosure

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Provide the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class
  • Provide a completed Military Data Form
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies
  • Please review the Consumer Information Disclosure that has the VA Shopping Sheet

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