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 and served within the Middlesex County College Veterans and Service members Association. 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 National Security Studies from NJCU in 2016. Currently, Michael is attending NJCU’s doctoral program focusing on Civil Security Leadership, Management, and Policy. Professionally, Michael worked as a National Security Researcher/Legal Assistant for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, focused on bring women into police and military services in conflict zones as a Security Focal Point- Access Strategy in Fragile States with UN Women, and is currently an Adjunct Professor in NJCU’s Professional Security Studies program at Middlesex County College. 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