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 Veteran Services

The Veterans Coordinator at Rend Lake College is the liason between the college and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This coordinator helps student veterans submit applications for military benefits and other financial aid, and officially certifies their enrollment to ensure they get timely payments.

Veteran Scholarship

Veterans Scholarship

The RLC Veteran Tuition Scholarship is for all Veterans or Service Members who no longer qualify, never qualified or have already used up their entire Federal/Illinois State VA Education Benefits. The student must be a current Illinois resident, have an Honorable Military Discharge Under Honorable Conditions, must present a VA Form DD214 or a NGB22 and not be eligible for any VA Federal or State Education Benefits. The student must maintain a 2.0 GPA while using the Veteran Tuition Scholarship, must be degree or certificate seeking, and must have a FAFSA on file.

The Veteran will apply for this scholarship with the FAO. The FAO may request additional information such as but not limited to proof of Veteran status, prior usage of VA Educational Benefits, Joint Services Transcript and current FAFSA.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Toll-Free: 888-GI Bill 1 (888-442-4551)

Direct Deposit (set up) 1.877.838.2778 

Self-Certification 1.877.823.2378
Central Region VA Regional Office
P.O. Box 66830 
St. Louis, MO 

Department of Veterans Affairs/VRE Division 
2122 W. Taylor Street Room 128 
Chicago, Illinois 




Other Resources

Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) College Zone - 

1755 Lake Cook Road 
Deerfield, IL 

800-899-ISAC (4722)  


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Transfer Students/Prior Military Credits

The Rend Lake College Office of Student Records must receive sealed transcripts from any other college and/or military training.

Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy can request a transcript at
Air Force -  Phone: 334-953-2794

Faculty and Staff

Director of Institutional Compliance and Research
Phone Extension: 1386
Building: Administration
Office: 111
M.B.A. Southern Illinois Universty Edwardsville | B.S. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Financial Aid Specialist
Phone Extension: 1297
Building: Administration Building
Office: 113


Office of Financial Aid
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1385
Email: [email protected]
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Financial Aid
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Financial Aid