The Veterans Study Lounge has both study and general seating areas to serve as a comfortable, multi-functional environment for military-affiliated students to study, relax, and spend time with one another. The Lounge is located in the College Center Room 104 and open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
You will need to apply online to Middlesex County College and register for your classes before the school can certify your enrollment to VA.
Apply online for education benefits through VONAPP. Benefit programs change frequently, so it’s important to go directly to the VA website for questions about these programs.
Apply for Financial Aid by submitting your FAFSA. Visit the Financial Aid website to learn more.
Incoming students are evaluated in reading, writing and math skills. The results will be used to place you in the courses appropriate to your level of preparation. Learn more about our Placement Testing.
During MCC Orientation, you will meet with an academic advisor, register for classes and learn from other students and professionals about life at MCC.
Once you are registered for classes, stop by the Center for Veterans Services to see one of our Veterans Certifying Officials.
Our Mission: To provide military veterans, current service members and their dependents with access to an affordable, quality education and comprehensive support services.
After exiting the Army in 2011, Michael attended Middlesex County College (MCC) earning an A.S. degree in Criminal Justice-Police Science. After graduating MCC, Michael attended New Jersey City University’s (NJCU) National Security Studies program on MCC earning a B.S. degree in National Security Studies in 2014 and proceeded to earn his M.S. degree in National Security Studies (Concentration in National and Corporate Security) from NJCU in 2016. Michael attended NJCU’s doctoral program focusing on Civil Security Leadership, Management, and Policy and earned his doctorate in 2019. Professionally, Michael lead a security team before, during, and after Super Bowl XLVIII; worked as a National Security Researcher/Legal Assistant for Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Lead Armed Guard for the Department of the Army; and worked on gender security and focused on bring women into police and military services in conflict zones as a Security Focal Point- Access Strategy in Fragile States with UN (United Nations) Women. Currently, Michael is an Adjunct Professor in NJCU’s Professional Security Studies Department and an Adjunct Professor for MCC’s Homeland Security program. Michael states “As a fellow veteran and MCC alumni, I understand what you are currently going through and I look forward to assisting you”.
Our participation in VA’s VetSuccess on Campus Program began with a partnership between Rutgers, Middlesex County College, and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with the purpose of providing a supportive, on-campus resource to help you make a smooth transition to college life. Valerie Williams, MA, CVE, LRC, is a VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor who works directly with us at MCC. She provides vocational testing and career, academic, and readjustment counseling services along with peer-to-peer counseling and referral services. We are the only 2-year institution in the state with a VSOC counselor.
The Lounge has both study and general seating areas to serve as a comfortable, multifunctional environment for military-affiliated students to study, relax, and spend time with one another. The Veterans Study Lounge is located in the College Center Room 104.
Phone: 732-548-6000, ext. 3579
Location: College Center, Room 104
Monday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm