Rock Valley College

Resources for Veterans

Additional Financial Aid Resources

  • FAFSA.gov - The free application for federal student aid
  • College Scorecard - helps students using veterans educational benefits evaluate options in choosing a school
  • College Navigator - provides demographic, financial, retention and graduation rates  and more for all schools
  • Paying for College - students can enter information for up to 3 schools and receive detailed financial information

 

VA Clinic/Hospital
 


GI Bill
 

Questions about your eligibility and payments under the GI bill can be directed to the “Ask a Question,” website or (888) 442-4551.


EBenefits
 

EBenefits is the result of a collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) and it serves veterans, service members, wounded warriors, their family members, and their authorized caregivers.
 

Military Transcripts
 

Enrollment Verification (for chapters 30, 1606, and 1607)

 

Use either method below to verify enrollment at the end of each month in order to receive monthly benefits:

Phone: (877) 823-2378

Website: Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) - recommended
 

Rockford Vet Center
 

7015 Rote Road, Suite 105
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 395-1276 or (877) 927-8387
website
 

Illinois Army National Guard


10451 North 2nd Street
Room 158
Machesney Park, IL  61115
(815) 633-5875
 

Illinois Department of Employment Security
 

Scott Haugh, Veteran Employment Representative
303 North Main St.
Rockford, IL 61001
(815) 395-6630
 

Careers
 

VA for Vets: This is a program that will help you build the type of career you want to have with the Department of Veterans Affairs. It focuses on career exploration.

Feds Hire Vets: Site that houses federal employment information for transitioning service members and their families, veterans, and federal hiring officials.

VA Internships: The VA offers internships so that you can gain real world experience in your potential future career.

RVCjobs.com: In addition to providing numerous job opportunities on our career center site, the Rock Valley College Career Center offers free services for the following:

  • Resume and Cover Letter Assistance
  • Mock Interview practice with video option
  • Assistance with creating LinkedIn Profiles, Online Portfolios or Project Websites
  • Career Exploration Coaching
  • Career Development Workshops
  • Career Fairs
  • Connecting to Internship and Job Shadow Opportunities
 


 

Get Involved
 

There are many ways to make the most of your time at Rock Valley College. Student clubs abound and cater to just about every interest. There is also a student led Veterans Services Organization which is also a chapter member of Student Veterans of America.  Learn more about the club by going online to OrgSync or by checking out their Facebook page.

The RVC Veterans Association student organization served meals to homeless veterans at the Veterans Drop-in Center

The RVC Veterans Association student organization served meals to homeless veterans at the Veterans Drop-in Center in Rockford.

 

The Korean War Veteran Color Guard performs a flag-changing ceremony on the RVC main campus.

The Korean War Veteran Color Guard performs a flag-changing ceremony on the RVC main campus.