Veteran Support Services
As a military-friendly institution, North Central College celebrates the diverse military backgrounds of our student veterans. The faculty and staff at North Central College are excited to contribute to your academic and social success, making sure you have an extraordinary student experience.
As a student veteran you’re invited to access a wide array of support developed specifically with you in mind.
Nervous about returning to the classroom? Wanting to maximize your college experience to prepare for your future career or graduate school goals? North Central College offers you support and resources. With small class sizes and easy access to faculty outside the classroom, you’ll find that North Central College is a great place to make the transition from boots to books. North Central College’s chapter of SALUTE national honor society offers additional academic recognition by encouraging student veterans to strive for academic success and recognizes individual accomplishments.
If you need more specialized support, the Academic Support Center can assist. You’ll also find that the many research and internship opportunities make North Central College an attractive place to put your leadership experience to work while gaining valuable skills for the future.
Community of Veterans
Once enrolled at North Central, you’ll also be welcomed into a community of student veterans. Our dedicated veteran’s program advisor, Dr. Renard Jackson, greets each veteran at a special orientation program and is accessible to help with any issues or obstacles you may encounter during your time at North Central. Peer Mentors who work with Dr. Jackson are also available to talk with students about the student veteran experience and plan events and activities for you and your family. Dr. Jackson also serves as liaison to off-campus organizations like the Naperville Judd Kendall Post 3873 VFW and connects students with veterans in the community.
As a student at North Central College you’ll also have opportunities to network with alumni, access outstanding medical and counseling care through the Dyson Wellness Center, and seek assistance in choosing a major and or finding an internship or job. As a Yellow Ribbon institution, North Central has worked hard to make sure that you and all our student veterans are welcomed and supported.
North Central's financial aid staff is prepared to help you maximize your military benefits to make a private college education affordable and accessible. They understand that veteran’s financial aid needs are unique to each student and will assist you in compiling an individualized financial aid package. Staff is available to personally walk you through the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon tuition benefits in addition to any eligible grants, scholarships or loans. These benefits can be used to cover tuition, fees, books and living expenses. If there is a delay in VA payments that may cause an economic hardship to you and your family, North Central College also offers an emergency loan program to ensure you have the funding needed to cover living expenses.