About Us

About Us

Lisha Rinschen and Heather Bode are our School Certifying Officials here at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. They will work with you during your time at our institution to process your veteran education benefits, and can also answer questions regarding other Federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs.

Welcome aboard! We look forward to working with you as you progress through your degree at our institution. Click here for a helpful checklist to get started with the process!

Financial Aid Programs

Federal, state, and institutional student financial aid programs are available to cover your cost of attendance. Completing the FAFSA is the first step in determining your eligibility for most financial aid programs.

Veterans Educational Programs

Federal and state veterans educational programs are available for active duty service members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Services, and, in some cases, the dependents of service members.

Resources received through most federal veterans educational programs don’t affect financial aid eligibility. The following links provide additional information on these programs and the processes that must be followed to utilize these benefits:

Contact Information

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office of Student Financial Aid, Veterans Services
620 East John Street, MC-303
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-333-9283
Email: OSFAVeterans@illinois.edu

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Regional Processing Office
400 South 18th Street
St. Louis, MO 63103-9722
Phone: 888-442-4551
Website: www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) 
Call Center – Student Services 
1755 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015-5209
Phone: 800.899.ISAC (4722)
Email: isac.studentservices@illinois.gov
Fax: 847.831.8549
Website: https://www.isac.org/