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PSC’s Veterans Affairs Office Gives Veterans Tools To Succeed


Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Prairie State College’s Veterans Affairs Office gives veterans a supportive environment to aid them in their educational journey.

Veterans receive one-on-one counseling, advising and support throughout the entire admissions process. Additionally, veterans are automatically eligible for early registration and always receive in-district tuition rates regardless of where they live.

Veterans Affairs Coordinator and Scholarship Advisor Carissa Davis said PSC accepts several programs covering tuition and fees, including federal and state programs such as the Illinois Veterans Grant and the Montgomery GI Bill.

"It’s important to sit down with someone and learn how to maximize your benefits to get the most bang for your buck," Davis said. "We want to provide veterans with as much help as possible."

Kenneth Walker, a veteran, will graduate from PSC in May with an Associate in General Studies degree. Walker joined the military after high school and served as an air traffic controller in Iraq, and was able to pay for his education with his veteran’s benefits.

"I am proud to be a veteran," Walker said. "While at PSC, I attended military open houses and felt very welcome."

Walker said he plans to attend Governors State University in the fall to pursue his dream of becoming a physical therapist and encourages other veterans to attend PSC. He said the Veterans Affairs department helped him stay on track by advising him on what courses to take, offered assistance with paperwork and helped him navigate the system.

Davis said veterans have many sources of support on campus, including the numerous veterans among the college’s staff and faculty members.

"There’s lots of support for all veterans," she said. "You can go to anybody."

For more information, please contact Davis at (708) 709-3562 or [email protected], or visit prairiestate.edu.


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