The Office of Admissions
Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) welcomes veterans and is committed to making the transition to college as smooth and stress free as possible. Whether you are a new student who has completed your service, a student who interrupted your education to serve and are now returning, or a student who began your studies elsewhere and are transferring here, we will help guide you to the resources you need to make the most of your college experience. CCSJ is proud to be a Yellow Ribbon participant for a 3rd year and to assist students using the G.I. Bill to help make their higher education more affordable.
The Yellow Ribbon program is designed to help students avoid up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit.
You must be admitted as a student at CCSJ before the VA Certifying Official in the Office of the Registrar can process your VA paperwork. You will provide the Office of Admissions with your DD-214 to receive your military credit and your college transcripts of all work completed at other schools.
If you have not yet received your Certificate of Eligibility, complete an Application for VA Educational benefits here. Be sure to print your completed application to bring to the CCSJ Registrar's Office in Room 261.
Please note that if you have problems accessing the information in this web page or on any posted report, please contact Registrar Diana Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jesus Avalos at email@example.com
To be considered as an independent student, based on veteran status, the Department of Education uses the following definition:
A veteran is a former member of the Armed Forces of the United States (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard) who served on active duty and was discharged under conditions, which were other than dishonorable. There is no minimum number of days a student must have served on active duty to be considered a veteran. However, periods of active duty for training, pursuant to an enlistment in the National Guard or Reserves, do not qualify a student as a veteran. Thus former or current members of the National Guard or Reserves are not considered to be veterans unless they had prior or subsequent service with an active component of the Armed Forces. (Reservists called to active duty by Executive Order qualify as veterans.) Since the DD Form 214 is issued to those leaving the active military as well as to members of the National Guard and Reserves completing their initial active duty for training, possession of this document does not necessarily mean the student is a veteran.
Persons who attended military academies are now considered veterans for financial aid purposes.
Contact Information Office of Enrollment Management
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Saturdays: 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Telephone: (219) 473-4215 (Indiana)
(773) 721-0202, Ext. 215 (Illinois)
1-877-700-9100 (Toll Free)
FAX: (219) 473-4336