Veteran Student Services

You are encouraged to do the following in order to get credit for your military experience.

  • Apply for admission as a degree-seeking student
  • Submit your DD-214 form to the Admissions & Registration Office to receive 3 Activity credits toward your degree.
  • Have your JST transcripts sent to LBCC.
  • Complete placement tests if needed, and start watching your mail and email for information about what to do next.

 

Services for Veterans at LBCC:

Veteran Scholarship Vietnam Veterans of America, Mid-Valley Chapter 585 created a scholarship fund through the LBCC Foundation that is focused on helping student veterans and family members of veterans. Established in 2000, the Linn County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Scholarship Endowment has provided more than $17,000 in scholarships to LBCC student vets and their family members. Applications are due in the spring.  See the LBCC financial Aid Scholarship website: 

LBCC VA Education Benefits office, located in Takena Hall, assists veterans and eligible family members with navigating financial aid benefits to attend college. Contact: Bobbie Esplin, Veteran Certifying Officer, VetsOffice@linnbenton.edu

LBCC Center for Accessibility Resources (CFAR) in Red Cedar Hall coordinates disability accommodations for disabled student veterans. Those accommodations can include things such as preferred seating, specialised equipment, notetakers, extra time on tests, etc. Accommodations are tailored to each individual's needs. Carol Raymundo, CFAR manager, is highly trained in understanding unique situations facing veterans including PTSD, TBI and other impacts. Contact: cfar@linnbenton.edu

The Veterans Club meets monthly, with a focus on providing community and support to help our veterans adjust to college life. LBCC Mechatronics instructor Ken Dickson-Self serves as club advisor. Contact: dicksok@linnbenton.edu

Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is a dedicated meeting and study space exclusively for vets on the Albany campus. Located in the Forum, room F-109, the VRC is a friendly space for studying, meeting other vets, and receiving information specifically for veterans. You will find a comfortable space with couches, coffee, computers, a refrigerator, and lockers.  The electronic passcode to enter the space can be obtained from Bobbie Esplin. Veteran Certifying officer, esplinb@linnbenton.edu

The Veteran Bulletin Board is located outside of the Financial Aid Office in the courtyard.  Events and resources relevant to veterans can be found there.