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Veteran Services

ECC would like to thank you for your dedication to our country! We will strive to help you achieve your educational goals.

New Student Veteran Checklist

  • Apply for Admissions to Ellsworth
  • Request all prior transcripts, including Military Transcripts
  • Apply for Financial Aid/Scholarships (Ellsworth FA code is 001862)
  • Register for Classes
  • Bring the following to the VA Coordinator
    • Copy of DD214
    • Copy of 22-1990, 22-5490, or Certificate of Eligibility from VA
    • Copy of class schedule


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ECC is proud to be a Home Base Iowa school.

The Ellsworth College Foundation and Trustees provide more than $800,000 in scholarships for students at ECC. The Greg Hodak Scholarship is specifically for veterans; it can be coupled with other scholarships to offset costs for tuition and fees.  Within the Iowa Falls community there is also the American Legion Scholarship and the Grace Hibner Scholarship (medical field) that are awarded to ECC students with a military background. Contact the ECC Foundation Office for more information.

Greg Hodak Scholarship (please include “Greg Hodak” in the notes section)


ECC provides flexible payment arrangements for our veteran students and military family members. You can charge books and supplies in ECC’s Bookstore with proper verification of military status. The Business Office works with the Bookstore to provide approval for charging books to ensure our veterans have their books before classes start to ensure academic success. We work to ensure undue costs (late fees or other costs) are not incurred if the military funding is delayed.

Contact our Veterans benefit coordinator, Megan Dannen.

Study Space & Support Group

Ellsworth’s Osgood Library has several designated spaces for our veteran students to meet. This space provides access to computers to sign up for benefits or work on class assignments or to have a quiet place on campus to study or collaborate with others. ECC has the structure put together to accommodate a veterans services support group.

Contact our Veterans Academic Coordinator, Wanda Koehrsen.

Veterans Benefits & College Policies

Military Deployment

Upon request from a service member student and/or spouse of a service member student, if the service member has a dependent child, IVCCD will credit to his/her account, or refund, all tuition and fees if the student is called into the U.S. military service.

IVCCD appreciates the important contributions of our students who have served or are currently serving in our military.  Documented military leave and/or medical treatment provided to the VA school certified official will be considered an LOA request.   In case of call-ups for service in times of military action, students, and/or the spouse of a member if the member has a dependent child, who are called up may work out with faculty a grade based on the work they have completed or choose to be issued an incomplete grade based on the best scenario for the student’s ability to complete the course.

If the student chooses to withdraw due to lengthy military training obligations or extended medical treatment during the semester, they should be directed to the VA School Certified Official’s office to proceed with the Military Activation withdrawal or other necessary procedures.