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Veterans Affairs

Graphic: Supporting Our VeteransRichland Community College is committed to serving our enlisted personnel, veterans, and their families. We feel that it is important for you to share your training and unique experiences with the college and our community. We are here to assist you in your pursuit of a higher education. We offer specialized services and policies pertinent to you as you transition into the college environment. We encourage you to visit the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans’ Affairs at any time if you need assistance. Please contact us if you have any questions pertaining to your benefits.

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Contact Information

The Veterans' Affairs office is located with the Financial Aid office in the Student Success Center located at the main entrance of campus.

Benefits and Support Services Coordinator

Dan McAlpine, Coordinator of Veterans' Affairs
(217) 875-7211, ext. 6205

Benefits Information can also be obtained from:
Jody Burtnett
Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Veterans’ Affairs
217-875-7211, ext. 6288


Veterans' Educational Benefits Forms


Federal Benefits

Veterans Online Application (VONAPP)

  • Print your name next to your signature and mail the page to the Veteran's Adminstration.

Veteran's Forms

Web Customized Verification of Enrollment (WAVE)

Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at (888) 442-4551 for benefit information.


Veterans Resource Information