The Dept. of Veterans Affairs selected SWIC for the VetSuccess on Campus. Through the VSOC program, the VA places experienced vocational rehabilitation counselors on selected college campuses to assist the growing number of service members, veterans, and dependents attending school under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and other VA educational programs.

The VSOC counselors are trained to provide academic and vocational guidance to veterans and help connect them to other VA benefits, including health care and mental health services. The VSOC counselors maintain close relationships with local VA Vet Centers and VA medical facilities, referring service members, veterans, and dependents as needed and providing assistance in applying for VA medical and nonmedical benefits.

VetSuccess on Campus services are available to service members and veterans eligible for any of the VA’s educational programs, including the Post 9/11 and Montgomery GI Bills®, as well as the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program. VSOC counselors can also assist dependents of Veterans who are receiving VA education benefits, including eligible spouses attending school through the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and eligible children.

In addition, VA’s Education and Career Counseling Program offers a great opportunity for transitioning service members and veterans to get personalized counseling and support to guide their career paths, ensure the most effective use of their VA benefits, and help them achieve their goals.

Office of Financial Aid, Veteran Services & Student Employment
Belleville Campus
Information Science Building
Room 1035

The VA GI Bill® website offers tools to help veterans transition from military service to student success. The new Veteran Employment Center on eBenefits is a one-stop shop offering online tools and resources for career assistance and connecting employers interested in hiring service members, veterans, and their dependents.