The Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA) provides assistance to the veteran population at Essex County College, both at the main and West Essex Campus locations. At the main campus, the office is located on the fourth level of the megastructure as a part of the Office of Recruitment and Marketing. The office provides certification services for qualifying veterans and their eligible dependents.


Eligibility determination is made by the Veterans Administration. Veterans have ten years from their date of separation from active duty to use their entitlement. All of ECC’s degree and certificate programs are approved by the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs, the state approving agency under Title 38, U.S. Code, Section 1775, for veterans training. Students receiving VA educational benefits may not withdraw from the College without notification to the Veterans Certifying Officer. The date of withdrawal will be the determining date for benefits.