Essex Community College is proud to provide assistance to those who bravely served in the armed forces.

As a veteran, you may be eligible for educational benefits through GI Bill® programs. The GI Bill® offers several different sets of benefits, and depending on your goals and aspirations, some of them may be better for you than others.

ECC’s Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA) can help you break down your options, so you can make the best choice and get the most from the benefits you’ve earned.

VETERANS SERVICE GROUP / VET 365: Veterans Day 2021 Edition


Resources for Prospective Veteran Students

Apply for education benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Steps for new students to get admitted to ECC.

Use the VA’s CareerScope career counseling tool to get an idea of your aptitudes and interests, to help guide you to an appropriate education and career path.

A breakdown of what benefits are available to veterans, what they cover, and eligibility requirements.

Homepage for GI Bill information, covering all relevant topics.

For further questions about veterans’ benefits, or how to apply as a veteran, please contact:

Sanja Dizdarevic, Assistant Director/ VA Certifying Official

Student Development and Counseling

A. Zachary Yamba Building; Room 4122B

303 University Ave.

Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: (973) 877-3154

E-mail: [email protected]

Office Hours: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Financial Aid

At ECC, student loan debt is not a prerequisite to getting a degree. Find out how you can get federal and state assistance to attend.


You should be rewarded for hard work and high achievement. Find out what scholarships might be available to make your continuing education more

Payment Options

Any other financial questions you may have about attending ECC – from costs to methods of payment to ways to get help with tuition, the bursar can help.