Monday thru Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Veterans Services helps to aid the University by providing assistance to all student-veterans at Illinois State University, including:
Specifically, the office facilitates the issuance of education benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs, and provides appropriate forms and information relative to military grants and scholarships made available to students through the state of Illinois.
Illinois State University has once again been included in the Military Friendly Schools listing published by Victory Media. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are supporting the educational pursuits of veterans.
Criteria for inclusion in the Military Friendly Schools list includes a strong commitment to recruiting, retaining and providing financial, academic and social services to student veterans. More information on the list can be found at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com
The Veterans Study Center, located in 110 Moulton Hall, is available for use by student veterans, those currently serving on active duty and students in the Military Science/ROTC program. The center provides a place for students to gather and study and is a venue for programs designed to assist student veterans.
The creation of the center was a combined effort by University College, Division of Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Counseling Services, Milner Library, Dr. Jo Ann Rayfield Archives, University Galleries, Alumni Relations, Military Science/ROTC, Veterans Services and the Office of the University Registrar.
Fraud Alert—Please Read
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2013 8:23 AM
To: _All State Depts; _All VFW Employees; Department Commanders; VMail
Subject: VA FRAUD ALERT
The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a fraud alert about a marketing scam that is targeting veterans who misdial the VA National Call Center (800-827-1000 ) or the GI Bill Call Center (888-442-4551 ) phone numbers. A marketing company created two phone numbers that differ from the real VA numbers by one digit. If a veteran misdials and calls the bogus number, the answering party will offer a gift card and try to obtain sensitive personal data, to include credit card information. Please note that the VA will “never” ask for credit card or banking information over the phone.
The two bogus numbers are 800-872-1000 and 888-442-4511 . Please forward this information to all your members, Posts and friends, and share it on your websites. The bottom line is make sure you know who you are talking to before providing personal information over the phone. The VA has notified law enforcement authorities.
For a list of toll-free VA phone numbers, go to the VA’s Inquiry Routing & Information System webpage at
Have you requested benefits for next semester?
Stop by Veterans Services, 112 Moulton Hall, once you've registered to request benefits for next term. This will prevent a delay in summer/fall semester payments.
Veterans of Illinois State (VIS) is a registered student organization on campus. Visit their website for more information.