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Veterans Resources

At CIL, we understand the many challenges veterans face when transitioning from military life to college life. This is why our team has dedicated itself to helping returning service members successfully pursue higher education.


Below you will be able to find scholarship information, counseling services, job assistance, and more general information for veterans. CIL also has an internal dedicated team of professionals that can be contacted through

General Resources

  •    This site is specific for Texas Veterans and is a great resource for mental health resources, claims and appeals, education and employment resources, support for entrepreneurs, and grant resources.

  •     Your VA education and training benefits website has information on additional VA education benefits, managing your current benefits, and other useful information and resources.

  •   Not sure what you qualify for, or what benefits are available? This link has all of the fact sheets and brochures for benefits available to veterans.

  •    This site is for those that have a debt with the VA, you can set up a payment plan, dispute charges, check the status of your debt, and more.  

  •   This link will take you to WellConnect, our complimentary concierge service to assist with things that may get in the way of your success. You can get assistance with balancing home and school life, receive care after a traumatic event, get help with resources when something unexpected happens

  •   As always, you are not alone, if you need help, reach out the the Veterans crisis line. Diall 988 and press 1, Text 838255, or you can go to their website and chat online.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  •    Apply to see if you qualify for the federal Pell Grant

  • Those that may qualify for the Pell Grant also have the option to apply for a federal work-study position based on availability. See Financial Aid Department in the North Building.

  •    This link has scholarship information for CIL students.

  • National Military Family Association - This site has useful information for military families as well as a scholarship program for spouses of military members.

  • - This site offers a scholarship for children of military members.

  • Tillman Military Scholars Program - The Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation’s active and Veteran Servicemembers and their families by removing financial barriers to completing a degree or certification program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care.


  • VA offers free Educational-Vocational Counseling services (also called Chapter 36 counseling) that are available to:

    • Service members within six months prior to discharge from active duty

    • Veterans within one year following discharge from active duty.

    • Current beneficiaries of educational assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606.

    • Veterans and qualified dependents who are eligible for and have entitlement to education assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606. 

    • Services include:

      • Counseling to facilitate career decision making for civilian or military occupations.

      • Educational and vocational counseling to choose an appropriate civilian occupation and develop a training program.

      • Academic and adjustment counseling to resolve barriers that impede success in training or employment. 

Job Assistance

  •   CIL’s Career Service Department offers continued job placement assistance to all students and alumni

  • America's Job Bank - Post your resume to reach employers nationwide.

  • America's Career Info Net - Information source for Career Decisions, National and state-by-state labor market data. Employment trends, wages and more.

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