Veterans and Military Service Members

Monday & Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: College Center 202

Call (440) 366-7378 or email to schedule an appointment.

Ryan Murphy, Officer
office: 440-366-7398
cell: 440-371-9458 (text messages welcome)

Sarah Chapman, Coordinator
cell: 440-782-1782 (text messages welcome)

Leah Chapman, Veterans Certifying Official
office: 440-366-7388
cell: 440-782-1782 (text messages welcome)

Connor Mesenburg, Veterans Certifying Official

General email:
Fax: 440-366-4647
Location: College Center 202

To connect with the LCCC Veterans Team or a School Certifying Official, please complete the intake survey linked below and a staff member will be in touch as soon as possible.

Veterans Office Intake Survey

Students may also reach the office via email at and can expect a response within 1-2 business days. Additionally, we are ready to serve you on a walk-in basis when available in CC202.

collegiate purple star award

LCCC Receives Ohio’s Purple Star Award for Veterans

LCCC was among the first colleges in the state to receive the Collegiate Purple Star Award from the Ohio Department of Higher Education for supporting military-connected students.

Learn more about the Purple Star award.

Are you a current student caring for a military veteran?

LCCC understands the unique challenges faced by our student veterans and military families, and the noble sacrifice made by those who care for our service members when they return home. We want to hear from you if you are an LCCC student and are the primary caregiver of a military veteran. Contact us at, or call 440-366-7378 to discuss how we might be able to support you in your role as a student caregiver.

At LCCC, we are committed to serving veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, National Guard and their family members as they begin life’s next mission. The Veterans Services Center acts as a liaison with Veterans Administration to certify enrollment for students utilizing G.I. Bill or Vocational Rehabilitation benefits. We can also assist you with the resources needed to remove any barriers to your academic, career and life goals.

Getting Started

LCCC takes pride in having services specific to military-connected students. We will not only ensure you have a smooth transition but will make sure that you have the necessary support and resources to accomplish your educational goals. Our office will also assist you with getting connected to campus and community resources.

Welcome to LCCC and thank you for your service!

  1. Apply for admission to LCCC
  2. Apply for and/or transfer VA Education Benefits from another school or university to LCCC
  3. Request official transcripts to be sent to LCCC (High School, GED, College, and Military)ATTN: Transfer Center
    1005 N. Abbe Rd
    Elyria, OH 44035
    Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard transcripts
    Air Force transcripts
  4. Apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
    Students using VA/DoD education benefits are still able to receive financial aid. These additional funds can help pay for any tuition, fees, books and supplies not covered by your VA benefits.
  5. Take the Accuplacer Assessment Test
    You will need to take the Accuplacer Assessment before scheduling classes. The Accuplacer Assessment will identify your placement into English and Math courses.
  6. Create a MyCampus Account
    MyCampus is the online tool LCCC students use to register for classes, access student emails and much more
  7. Complete the New Student Orientation and Welcome Survey
    Students are required to complete our Welcome Survey as part of the new student process. The Welcome Survey helps LCCC to identify resources, services and opportunities that align with your goals. You can complete the survey and orientation through your MyCampus account.
  8. Register for Classes
    You can register through your MyCampus account or at Enrollment Services. (You may only register for classes that apply directly to your degree program)
  9. Complete your Online Certification Request: You must complete a Certification Request every semester in order to receive VA funding.
  10. Connect with a Veterans School Certifying Official. This will prompt our Certifying Officials to process your education benefits and to connect with you on any remaining items or steps.
  11. Purchase Books: Be sure to ask about our Veteran Book Borrowing Program!
  12. Start Your Classes!

Local Community Colleges Ease the Transition from Military to Workforce

Northeast Ohio post-secondary education institutions highlight ways they are taking an active role in helping veterans plan and execute their futures. 

Read the story in Cleveland Magazine. 

For more information about your education, benefits, community resources and other external services please contact our office at or (440) 366-7378.

Association of Veterans Education Certifying Officials

*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 web site.

Section 103 of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018

Lorain County Community College will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 recipient borrow additional funds to cover the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.