The College is proud to partner with the VA and similar agencies to provide veterans and their families with funds to help pay the cost of higher education.
Post-9/11 G.I. Bill
Eligible veterans or their spouse/dependent may receive up to $25,162.14 for the entire 2020 - 2021 academic year, from the VA.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The College began its participation in this program in 2015 and remains a participating institution. The College currently considers funding an unlimited number of enrolled eligible students at any given time, with up to $36,000 in funds available (per person).
The College’s portion of Yellow Ribbon funds may be in the form of a Lake Forest Grant, academic or talent scholarships provided by the College, including Presidential, Phi Theta Kappa, College of Lake County Scholarships, Art, Music, Theater, etc.
Eligible students must reapply each year (first-come, first-served basis) showing continued eligibility for funding.
In order to be considered for the Yellow Ribbon Program students must complete a FAFSA.
Federal and Private Sources
There are numerous sites that will help identify sources of funds for veterans and their spouses, children, grandchildren, etc. While we believe that the resources below are worthwhile, we do not guarantee the authenticity of the information or websites, and do not endorse the information or services offered. Deadlines and other dates are assumed to be valid annually.
- Air Force - General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant
- Coast Guard
- Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - 25 military-related resources
- Navy-Marine Corps
- Department of Veteran’s Affairs - veterans/children
- Yellow Ribbon Program - Lake Forest participates as of 9/1/16
- AffordableColleges.com (general resource, various service branches)
- American Legion child, (great)grandchild, WWI/II, Korea, Vietnam, etc
- Amvets - Illinois National
- Armed Forces Crossroads
- Iran & Afghanistan - if your parent died in service after 9/11
- Military Officers Association of America - Veterans, family members
- Paralyzed Veterans of America
- Veteran’s Service Organizations
- Veterans United Foundation
- VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars
- First-Year Students
- Transfer Students
- International Students
- Admitted Students
- Meet Your Counselor
- Visit Campus
- Financial Aid
- High School Counselors
- Community College Counselors
To determine if you are eligible for VA funds and the amount that may be, your initial contact with the College should be with our VA certifying official, Adriana Rodriguez. 847-735-5015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.