Veterans Education Benefit Programs

 

Veterans must apply for benefits online with the Department of Veterans Affair via theVeterans ON-Line APPlication (VONAPP) Website(http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp). After completing this step, contact John Delaney, Veterans Representative by e-mailor by calling (765) 455-9216. The new Chapter 33 information is available on line athttp://www.gibill®.va.gov/.

Veteran's can also apply for other types of financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. For additional information, please visit How to Apply.

For GI Bill® information, please visit the United States Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Web site. This site includes a helpful question and answer section.

To self-certify your Chapter 30, 1606 or 1607 monthly verification of attendance with the V.A., you can go to the V.A. Web site to access WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment). If you do not have Internet access, you can call (877) 823-2378 to verify your monthly attendance.

Indiana University Non-resident Fee Remission Policy

Indiana University Kokomo values the sacrifice put forth by our vast population of student veterans and we continue to do all that we can to aid them in pursuing a higher education.

As part of these efforts, out of state tuition fees are remitted for active duty students stationed in Indiana. Although a student is not classified as an Indiana resident, the fee remission grants them in-state tuition rates. Our institutional policy is as follows:

For members of the US military who are stationed in Indiana on a permanent change of station (PCS orders) and their dependents, the university provides a remission of the non-resident fee assessments. The military member is not classified as a resident but the university provides a remission on non-resident fees.

IU Kokomo is also an advocate and stays in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (PL 110-315) of 2008, which states:

SEC. 135. IN-STATE TUITION RATES FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES ON ACTIVE DUTY, SPOUSES, AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN.
(a) Requirement- In the case of a member of the armed forces who is on active duty for a period of more than 30 days and whose domicile or permanent duty station is in a State that receives assistance under this Act, such State shall not charge such member (or the spouse or dependent child of such member) tuition for attendance at a public institution of higher education in the State at a rate that is greater than the rate charged for residents of the State.

In order to have the non-resident fee remitted the service member must provide a copy of their orders and a photo I.D. to the IUK School Certifying Official who will in turn forward this information to the Office of the Registrar.  

Additional information on Residency Status for Fee-Payment Purposes can be found at http://www.iuk.edu/admin-services/registrar/residency.shtml

SEA 177

Provides that qualified veterans are eligible for the resident tuition rate for undergraduate courses upon enrolling in a state educational institution not later than 12 months after discharge or separation from the United States armed forces or Indiana National Guard. Requires a qualified veteran to provide to the state educational institution, not later than 12 months after enrolling in the state educational institution, to provide certain information to show that the veteran resides in Indiana. Provides that if the qualified veteran does not provide the required proof of residency: (1) the qualified veteran is subject to the tuition policies established by the state educational institution; and (2) the qualified veteran must repay the state educational institution an amount that equals the difference between the nonresident tuition rate and the tuition rate charged to the qualified veteran during the first 12 months of the qualified veteran's enrollment at the state educational institution. Provides that a qualified veteran who enrolls later than 12 months after the qualified veteran's discharge or separation date is subject to the tuition policies determined by the state educational institution. Provides that qualified veterans who enroll in graduate degree programs are subject to the tuition policies determined by the state educational institution.

Read SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 177 here.

For information on how to obtain transcripts from military service, click on the appropriate link below:

For general information about veterans benefits, see the following links:

If you are called to active duty while enrolled at IU Kokomo, please visit the official IU Reserves Called to Active Duty policy in regard to course withdrawal and refund of tuition and fees.

For information about financial aid to attend Indiana University Kokomo, contact email the veteran representative, or by calling (765) 455-9216.

IU Kokomo Post 9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program

IU Kokomo is participating in Yellow Ribbon program for one out of state veteran. For a maximum of $1,500 per academic year ($750 per regular term), with the Department of Veterans Affairs matching the dollar amount up to our maximum of $1,500 for first qualified applicants.  We have two such awards per academic year.

For information regarding the Yellow Ribbon Program clickYellow Ribbon Info

To apply for IU Kokomo's one Yellow Ribbon assistance click on Application

Criteria:

  • Eligible for Ch 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® education benefits at the 100% level
  • Maintain good academic standing at IU Kokomo
  • Be admitted as a degree-seeking student with tuition and fee charges above the VA's maximum in-state undergraduate rate as posted atwww.gibill®.va.gov

If you believe you are eligible, you should apply immediately. Awards to the qualified applicant is on a first-come basis established by the date and time your application is received by the Veterans Representative in the Financial Aid office.