For Veterans, Family and Military-connected Students

The Veterans Center is here to support the path of educational success and personal development for veterans and military-connected students.

Lakeland Community College is committed to helping active duty personnel, veterans, reservists and dependents attain their personal and professional goals. The veterans center can help with questions about educational benefits, scholarship opportunities and veterans resources.

Our Services

We serve veterans and their families in many ways, from helping secure educational benefits, to our on-campus center, to helping you connect with off-campus resources. Click the links below to learn how to enroll, the benefits you may be eligible for and the various programs offered both on and off campus to help ensure success in college and beyond.

Lakeland Community College employees do not receive incentive payments for recruiting service members. The college does not aggressively contact service members or engage in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing service member enrollments.

Veterans Readmission Policy

It is the policy of Lakeland Community College to ensure that any student whose absence from an institution of higher education is necessitated by reason of service in the armed services shall be entitled to readmission upon return from military service without an application if:

  • the cumulative length of the absence does not exceed five years;
  • the student submits a notification of intent to reenroll to the registrar; and
  • the student's service did not end in dishonorable or bad conduct discharge or dismissal.
Committed to Excellence

Lakeland Community College is committed to the 8 Keys to Veteran Success.

Designated Military Friendly School

Lakeland's Veterans Center is proud to be a Military Friendly® school.

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The Purple Star Award

Lakeland Community College was recently designated as a 2022 Purple Star School by the Ohio Department of Education. The Purple Star Award recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation's military.

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Ianny Martinez I came to Lakeland not knowing anything. I wanted to help people and I knew that I had to go to school to learn about health care. I am so happy that I did this. Lakeland changed my life. Ianny Martinez Medical Assisting

Elizabeth Brassell Lakeland opened the doors of opportunity for me to begin my future. Through Phi Theta Kappa I found my passion for leadership and service. Lakeland has molded me to embrace an unlimited future. Elizabeth Brassell Associate of Arts

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