Financial Aid for Military & Veterans

Financial Aid for Military & Veterans

Can You Get Financial Aid For Your Military Service?

The first step to financial aid is to file the FAFSA. Learn about how to do this here.

Next, it’s time to apply for grants and scholarships. Many grants and scholarships are there to serve members of the military, and many other scholarships will waive application fees for veterans. More information on military scholarships can be found at the sites below.

US Department of Veterans Affairs

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill, links to participating schools and their rates, scholarship information, and applications for educational benefit.

Military Education Benefits Guide

Military.com breaks down benefits like tuition assistance to education support programs by branch.

DANTES

DANTES is a dedicated resource for military education programs.

Federal Student Aid Military Site

The federal government has a site dedicated to student aid, which has information on government financial aid for military service and family members of military personnel.

FinAid for Veterans

The FinAid military page has links to resources, including books about scholarships, financial aid for dependents and the HEROES Act.

STATE FINANCIAL AID FOR ACTIVE MILITARY AND VETERANS

Military personnel and veterans have served us, so Indiana is proud to serve them. State financial aid is available through a number of programs that cover many current and former military members. See Indiana’s available financial aid for military and veterans.

Indiana Purple Heart Recipient

The Indiana Purple Heart Recipient program covers 100% of tuition and regularly assessed fees for students who are Indiana veterans and Purple Heart recipients. This program funding is limited to a maximum of 124 credit hours and may be used at the undergraduate, graduate and professional degree levels.

National Guard Supplemental Grant

The National Guard Tuition Supplement Grant provides 100% of tuition and regularly assessed fees at public Indiana institutions for eligible members of the Indiana Air and Army National Guard. Students can attend either full time or part time.

National Guard Extension Scholarship

The National Guard Scholarship Extension Program is a limited scholarship that provides 100% of tuition and regularly assessed to former National Guard members who left the Guard under honorable discharge conditions, used the National Guard Supplement Grant in the past, and who served on active duty overseas since September 10, 2001. Students can attend either full time or part time. Former Guardsmen who believe they may qualify for this program can review the application and rules at ScholarTrack.IN.gov or contact:

Indiana Army National Guard
2002 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241

Adult Student Grant

The Adult Student Grant offers a renewable $2,000 grant to assist returning adult students in starting or completing an associate degree, bachelor’s degree or certificate. To qualify, students must be financially independent as determined by their FAFSA form, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled in at least six credit hours.

Next Level Jobs

The Next Level Jobs grant pays tuition and regularly assessed fees for qualifying high-value certificates (in the fields of Advanced Manufacturing, Building & Construction, Health Sciences, Information Technology & Business Technology and Transportation & Logistics) at Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University. The grant is available for two years and covers up to the number of credits required by the qualifying program.

FINANCIAL AID FOR CHILDREN AND/OR SPOUSES OF MILITARY

Child of Deceased or Disabled Veteran

The Child of Deceased or Disabled Veteran program provides regularly assessed fees for children of deceased or disabled veterans. This program funding is limited to a maximum of 124 credit hours and may be used at the undergraduate and professional degree level.

Child of Purple Heart Recipient or Wounded Veteran

The Child of Purple Heart Recipient or Wounded Veteran program provides regularly assessed fees for children of deceased or disabled veterans. This program funding is limited to a maximum of 124 credit hours and may be used at the undergraduate and professional degree level.

Children and Spouse of Indiana National Guard

The Children and Spouse of Indiana National Guard program provides 100% of tuition and regularly assessed fees for students who are the child or spouse of a member of the Indiana National Guard who suffered a service-connected death while serving on state active duty. This program funding is limited to a maximum of 124 credit hours.

Soldier’s and Sailor’s Children’s Home

The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home program provides 100% of tuition and regularly assessed fees for students who are former students and/or graduates of Morton Memorial High School and former residents of the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s home. This program funding is limited to a maximum of 124 credit hours and may be used at the undergraduate, graduate or professional degree level.

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