The Child of a Disabled Veteran Program and Public Safety Officer Supplemental Grant Program (CVO) provides tuition and fee assistance for eligible children of disabled Indiana veterans, eligible children and spouses of certain member of the Indiana National Guard killed while service on state active duty, and eligible children and spouses of certain Indiana public safety officers killed in the line of duty. The grant pays 100% of tuition and the general fee (IUPUI) or technology fee (IUPUC) as a supplement to other state financial aid. It does not cover other fees such as course-related fees or room and board.
Types of CVO Awards:
- Child of a Disabled Veteran
- Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home (Morton High School)
- Children and Spouse of Indiana National Guard Member
- Children and Spouse of Public Safety Officer
- Indiana Purple Heart Recipient Veteran
- Students seeking CVO benefits are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each aid year they wish to receive CVO.
- The student's FAFSA must be valid. This means that all errors and ICHE edits that could affect a student's eligibility for federal or state aid must be cleared. This does not include ICHE edits dealing with the FAFSA Priority Receipt Deadline, the eligibility time limit for ICHE grants, or the first bachelor’s degree requirement.
- Students must not be in default or overpayment on a government loan or grant.
- Students must meet the residency requirements of the Indiana institution they are attending.
- The student must first apply for this tuition and fee exemption before turning thirty-three (33) years old.
- After high school graduation, the student must be pursuing a degree or certificate at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level that is eligible for Title IV federal student aid.
- Students have eight (8) academic years to use this tuition and fee exemption.
- Beginning July 1, 2020, students must maintain Satidfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at the Indiana public college or university where they attend.