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Welcome to Kirtland Community College!  We appreciate the sacrifices our armed forces have made on behalf of our country and the dedication and commitment they have made to help ensure the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.  Kirtland Community College is proud and honored to have you consider us as your college of choice.

Veterans educational benefitsWe understand attending college can be a big transition and we are committed to doing everything we can do to make your educational experience a success. Please take advantage of the information included in the links on this website to help you find the services you need to assist you in your educational journey. We are dedicated to providing outstanding services to help veterans, service members or eligible family members of veterans achieve your academic and personal goals.

The Student Financial Services department is the certifying office for Kirtland Community College.  For questions about specific benefits and eligibility please visit the following website:

Eligibility for Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) educational benefits rests solely with the DVA.  You may contact them by calling (888) 442-4551 or visiting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs eBenefits website.

Next Steps

To get started at Kirtland Community College:


Anne Essmaker:   989-275-5000 ext. 416
Christin Bates:  989-275-5000 ext. 310

Veterans Helping Veterans Student Organization

Mission Statement

The mission of Veterans Helping Veterans at Kirtland Community College is to assist veterans from all eras of the military to more easily adjust from military to civilian life and to be a successful student at Kirtland Community College.  Our mission includes serving those veterans (men and women) who are currently serving or who have ever served in the United States military to establish a network of lifelong friendships and to help them be aware of all related benefits and services for which he or she may qualify.

A $500 annual scholarship has been started through the Kirtland Community College Foundation:

Monthly meetings will be posted to this website.