Veterans Services

Graduation commencement at ECC.

ECC is veteran-friendly.

On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, President Trump signed H.R.6322 into law. This addresses the following:

  • Education programs and assistance for veterans during the covered period from March 1-December 21, 2020.
  • Authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue paying work-study allowances during emergency periods.
  • VA is also authorized to continue paying educational assistance and subsistence allowances for a specified amount of time for programs of education that are suspended due to an emergency situation.
  • An educational assistance payment shall not be charged against an individual's entitlement to educational assistance if an individual was unable to complete a course or program due to the temporary closure of an educational institution or the temporary termination of a program by reason of an emergency situation.
  • Extends the time limitation for using educational assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post-9/11 GI Bill when institutions are closed due to an emergency situation or executive order.
  • Also extends the time limitation for participation in a vocational rehabilitation program when such participation is prevented due to an emergency situation or executive order.
  • The bill authorizes the VA to pay a subsistence allowance for two additional months to a veteran following a program of employment services during the covered period for full-time training for the type of program the veteran was pursuing.

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Thank you for your military service! Whether you are starting college for the first time or re-entering college, ECC welcomes veterans home to a great college experience. Expect personalized attention to help you select a program of study which incorporates the skills you learned in the military with work in a field you enjoy.

Why should veterans choose ECC?

ECC ranks as a military-friendly school according to G.I. Jobs Magazine for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016. ECC provides quality education, with flexible scheduling and course delivery options which fit your lifestyle. ECC focuses our educational programs on courses of study and majors which are in-demand in the workforce. This is key to your success in making the transition from a military career - to a college student -to a candidate that employers are looking to hire.

  • Affordable tuition, a fraction of the cost charged by public universities, private colleges, and technical institutes. Compare tuition costs.
  • Close to home, less travel time means more time for family and/or a job, to study or to take more courses. View our campus locations.
  • Personalized support services to minimize distractions outside of class.
  • First-rate instruction in transfer and career-technical education to fit your educational goals.
  • In-district tuition at almost 30 other community colleges, if ECC doesn’t have the program of study you seek.
  • Flexible learning options to study and attend classes when it’s convenient for you.
  • A safe campus and secure learning environment.
  • Small classes and attentive teachers whose first priority is teaching not publishing, not researching.
  • Has an established veterans support team that serves our military students.

Other Recognitions

  • Marines Corps toys for tots participation: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012

ECC offers veterans with resources.