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GI BillVeterans Educational Services provides assistance for veterans and their families with certification for Veterans Administration benefits, including all chapters of the  GI Bill®. The office can also assist veterans and their families with application for other benefits such as the National Guard Grant, Illinois Veterans Grant, the VA STEM Scholarship, and the MIA/POW Scholarship.

The office is staffed by a certifying official and 4to 5 veteran student workers. All applications and necessary paperwork for veteran educational benefits can be found at the office, as well as a computer for those who wish to fill out an online application for veteran benefits with the assistance of a student worker.

We want to help veterans maximize their financial benefits.

This 10 minute video walks through the basics of using the GI Bill® at SIU, how to log on to the WAVE website and use e-benefits.

VA (STEM) Scholarship

Veterans studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) can apply for the VA's STEM Scholarship program.

VA STEM Scholarship

We highly recommend that veterans contact Veterans Services prior to applying for VA educational benefits.


We recommend all veteran students apply for federal grants, loans or work-study programs by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Financial Aid

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at