Veteran Student Success Center
We, the INDYCC family, would like to say, “THANK YOU.” You have made a significant sacrifice in serving our great country. It is with this appreciation that the Veteran Student Success Center staff would like to welcome you to our campus. INDYCC is a safe place for veteran transitions. Our support team understands the level of complexity, stress, and anxiety that is involved when a person transitions from the military and into the campus environment. Additionally, INDYCC was recently appointed as a “Purple Heart College” by the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH). This classification is in recognition of the support for military members, including veterans and their families. ICC has also earned the designation of “Military Friendly School”. With the added GREEN ZONE ADVOCACY TRAINING offered for the ICC faculty, staff and student body, our campus is fast becoming a “more military-familiar” campus as well. We intend to offer all military-affiliated students, with the most productive and effective services possible to assist you in preparing for and applying to our college. Again, thank you, and please consider allowing us to be of service to you!
The Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS)’s mission is to support student veterans in achieving their academic, career, and personal goals. Made possible by a Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) grant, the evolving success center at INDYCC serves as a focal point for veteran students focusing on four key areas: 1) recruiting more veteran students and aiding their transition to campus life, 2) increasing their retention and persistency, 3) completing degrees, certificate programs or entering their chosen career fields, and 4) and/or transferring to four-year colleges/universities. With dedicated support staff, the Veteran Student Success Center provides veteran students, currently active, National Guard, Reservists, and military dependents with access to all campus and community support resources that will be key to overcoming any barriers to college success.
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- Assistance in preparing for and scheduling placement testing (Accuplacer)
- Application assistance for financial aid, military education benefits, and scholarships
- Support with college admission and enrollment steps
- Transferring credit from a previous college
- Transferring military transcripts (JST)
- A full array of career and job-readiness services and activities,
- Access to other resources including a study area and computer lab
- Referrals to additional campus and community resources
- Facilitate transferring veteran students to other colleges/universities
- Student Veterans of America (SVA) local club affiliation
Why Choose Us?
Our veteran students are prepared and equipped to take the next step in their education or their first steps into their chosen career fields and civilian employment.
We utilize on and off-campus resources that support a productive and safe environment, which allows our veteran students to develop personally and professionally.
Class sizes are small, offering you more individualized attention.
A Student Success Center with a tutoring lab offers you additional academic support.
Faculty and staff are offered GREEN ZONE ADVOCACY TRAINING (GZAT) where they learn more about the military culture and veteran student issues helping them to better understand the veteran student experience.
You will also enjoy vibrant campus life, from music and theatre, to organized team sports and even a disc golf course, all while getting an excellent education.
Program Coordinator for Veteran Student Success
1057 W. College Ave. Independence KS 67301
Laura Allison, J.D.
Financial Aid Director
VA School Certifying Official (SCO)
Independence Community College
1057 W. College Avenue, Independence, KS 67301
Office: 620.332.5411 - Fax: 620.332.5660
INDYCC Veterans Information
VA Education Benefits
INDYCC Financial Aid
Veterans Crisis Line
If you are in immediate danger, please call 911
For immediate help in dealing with a personal crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat, or text 838255. Veterans Crisis Line responders are trained to listen and offer support to Veterans in crisis and their loved ones
"GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
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