Why Ivy Tech?
We have dozens of campuses, so you can learn closer to home. Our class sizes average just 22 students, so you’ll receive extra instructor attention. And our more than 1,000 online courses give you more flexibility to set your own schedule. It’s advantages such as these that lead more than 170,000 students to choose Ivy Tech each year. With a military tuition rate of $111.15, we offer you the best educational value. We have also completed our initial assessment of military training and now have a crosswalk for select courses, learn more here.
In addition to the process required to utilize your education benefits, you must also complete Ivy Tech’s enrollment process.
Complete a Free Application for Admission and be sure to identify as a Veteran.
Contact Ivy Tech’s Veterans Services Office and meet with a School Certifying Official (SCO) - Scroll down to select your campus
Apply for your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA
Submit Your Transcripts - All GI Bill® recipients are required to submit a copy of their Official Military Transcript for evaluation to determine if credit for prior military experience can be awarded. With the exception of some Coast Guard members, anyone with prior military service can apply for his or her military transcript. This should be done before a student begins his or her second semester of classes to prevent the interruption of educational benefits. Air Force members can get further information on requesting their transcript from this site.
Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - You must include the Ivy Tech Community College school code (009917) to ensure we receive an electronic copy.
Complete the four-step enrollment process required by Ivy Tech
We have dozens of campuses, so you can learn closer to home. Our class sizes average just 22 students, so you’ll receive extra instructor attention. And our more than 1,000 online courses give you more flexibility to set your own schedule. It’s advantages such as these that lead more than 170,000 students to choose Ivy Tech each year.
Provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. In addition to eligible tuition and fees being paid directly to the school, the student will also receive a monthly housing allowance and an annual book/supply stipend.
Provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30.
May be available to you if you are a member of the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. You may use this education assistance program for degree programs, certificate or correspondence courses, cooperative training, independent study programs, apprenticeship/on-the-job training, and vocational flight training programs. Remedial, refresher and deficiency training are available under certain circumstances. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components. VA makes the payments for this program. You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits. Your eligibility for the program normally ends on the day you leave the Selected Reserve. If your unit is deactivated during the period beginning on October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2014 or you are involuntarily separated (for reasons other than misconduct) you may retain your original period of eligibility which is 14 years from the date of your first 6 year obligation with the selected reserves.
Available if you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program and have over 180 days of active duty service between December 31, 1976 and June 30, 1985. You may use these benefits for degree, certificate, correspondence, apprenticeship/on-the-job training programs, and vocational flight training programs. In certain circumstances, remedial, deficiency, and refresher training may also be available. Benefit entitlement is for up to 36 months, based upon your monthly contributions. You have 10 years from your release from active duty to use VEAP benefits. If there is entitlement not used after the 10-year period, your portion remaining is refunded.
Provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits must be used between the ages of 18 and 26 if the student is a son or daughter of a veteran, but certain instances allow for benefits to begin before age 18 and to continue after age 26.
Authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
Available to all eligible Air and Army National Guard members. Applications must be submitted to your unit ESO or State INARNG Education Office each semester and are subject to approval.
Students are responsible for tuition, campus fees, course fees, and all other costs of their education. The first step to using VA Educational Benefits to cover those costs is to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA.
To apply for VA Educational Benefits, students must complete the appropriate application.
- Chapter 33, 30, 1606, or 1607 - VA Form 22-1995
- Chapter 35 - VA Form 22-5495
- Chapter 31 – Contact Local Vocational Rehab Office
Requests for Certificates of Eligibility may submitted electronically through VONAPP (the VA Online Application). In addition, paper applications may be downloaded, or you may have an application sent to you by calling (888) GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).
Please be aware that you may only use one type of VA Educational Benefits at a time. For instance, if a veteran has eligibility under both the Ch. 30 and Ch. 1606 programs, the veteran would have to choose which program he or she wanted to use.
Veterans who have questions regarding which benefit should be used first should contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at (888) 442-4551 and speak to an Education Case Manager.
Students Transferring Benefits from Another School
Service members, veterans, and dependents who are currently using VA Educational Benefits at another post-secondary institution must complete a VA Change of Program form in order to use those benefits at Ivy Tech Community College. Please complete a Change of Program and submit to your campus Veteran Services Office.
- Chapter 33, 30, 1606, & 160 - VA Form 22-1990
- Chapter 35 - VA Form 22-5490
- Chapter 31 – Contact Local Vocational Rehab Office
Child of Disabled Veteran - Complete and submit to the State Department of Veterans Affairs office. Reapplication is necessary whenever a student changes the school he or she is attending or the student stops attending school for two or more consecutive semesters (excluding summer).
- 2014-2015 Application (State Form 20234) - Veteran Initially Enlisted Before June 30, 2011
- 2014-2015 Application (State Form 54961) - Veteran Initially Enlisted After June 30, 2011
National Guard Supplemental Grant (NGSG) - Available to all eligible Air and Army National Guard members. Applications must be submitted to your unit ESO or State INARNG Education Office each semester and are subject to approval.
National Guard Extension Scholarship - Available to former Guard members who left the Guard under honorable discharge conditions, used the NGSG in the past, and who served on active duty overseas after Sept. 10, 2001.
|Form Number||Title||# of pages|
|22-0803||Application for Reimbursement of Licensing or Certification Test Fees (Fillable)||2|
|22-0810||Application for Reimbursement of National Exam Fee (Fillable)||2|
|22-1990||Application for VA Education Benefits (Fillable)||7|
|22-1990e||Application for Family Member to Use Transferred Benefits (Fillable)||4|
|22-1990n||Application for VA Education Benefits Under the National Call to Service (NCS) Program (Fillable)||4|
|22-1990t||Application for Individualized Tutorial Assistance (Fillable)||2|
|22-1995||Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Fillable)||4|
|22-5490||Dependents' Application for VA Education Benefits (Under Provisions of chapters 33 and 35, of title 38, U.S.C.) (Fillable)||6|
|22-5495||Dependents' Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Under Provisions of Chapters 33 and 35, Title 38, U.S.C.) (Fillable)||4|
|24-0296||Direct Deposit Enrollment (Fillable)||1|
Ivy Tech encourages all of its military members to continue their education and assures them that Ivy Tech will remain flexible and responsive to their needs.
Who is eligible?
A Military Leave of Absence is available to eligible service members who are temporarily called to active duty or deployed from their normal duty stations provided the following criteria is met:
- Orders must show the student will be deployed for a period of 30 consecutive days or more.
- Students must be in good standing in their class(es) and be receiving a passing grade at the time of deployment.
- Students must have met all prior attendance requirements.
- Students must provide copies of their orders to the Veteran Services Office and the Registrar’s Office.
- Students must meet with their professor(s) and complete the Student Deployment Agreement to be submitted to the Registrar’s Office, Veteran Services Office, Program Chair and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.
Students are not eligible for a Military Leave of Absence if:
- They are issued orders of deployment before the class begins.
- They are notified during the add/drop period for the term.
- The deployment is for an annual two week training period.
What are my options?
Active Duty, Reservists and National Guard students currently enrolled in a degree program at Ivy Tech have four options when they are deployed:
Option 1 – Drop course(s) with 100% refund: tuition will be removed from the students account. Prior to dropping courses students must meet with the Veteran Services Office and/or Financial Aid to discuss possible ramifications to any financial aid used for the term.
Option 2 – Receive an ‘Incomplete’ for course(s).
- Students must notify the Veteran Services Office and Registrar’s Office of their home campus within 30 days of returning from a deployment with their unit. If the student does not contact their home campus within 30 days of the end of the deployment period listed on the military orders then the “Incomplete” will be converted to an “F”.
- Students have 30 days to complete the coursework listed on the Student Deployment Agreement from the date of documented return.
- Students can request an extension if they have extenuating circumstances preventing completion within 30 days by submitting a letter of request and providing supporting documentation to the Academic Affairs Office.
- If coursework is not completed within the allotted timeframe then the ‘Incomplete’ grade will be converted to an “F”.
Option 3 – Continue with courses via correspondence (e-mail, mail, etc.) assuming reasonable accommodations can be made to fulfill the requirements of the course. This option is not available for skills development courses that start with “0”. Students should meet with each professor to make adequate arrangements. Students must contact their professor and the Veteran Services Office immediately if internet services, or other necessary resources, are not available at their final duty station.
Option 4 – If the student has completed at least 75% of the class, then with the professor’s approval, a “Final Grade” for the course may be assigned. The decision to allow assignment of a “Final Grade” is solely the decision of the professor for the course.
What if my situation changes?
If there is an extension to, or change of, military orders the student is required to notify the Veteran Services Office and the Registrar’s Office immediately via email, mail, fax, etc. A copy of the revised orders must be received from the student for the Military Leave of Absence to remain in effect
Important Information for Veteran Students
The Veteran Services office requires that an academic credit evaluation be completed for all military training and previous college experience. This means that college and/or military transcripts must be submitted to Ivy Tech for evaluation as early as possible. Failure to provide college and/or military transcripts for review prior to completing your second term of enrollment can cause delays in benefit processing and possibly a duplication of benefits that can result in benefits needing to be returned to the VA.
Verification of Attendance
If you are Chapter 35 you will receive an attendance verification form in the mail which you must fill out and mail back to the VA in St. Louis before you can receive your check. If you have not heard from the VA in more than six weeks, you may wish to contact the St. Louis office to check on the status of your benefits.
Students utilizing benefits under chapters 30,1606,and 1607 are required to verify attendance online at www.gibill.va.gov or by telephone at (877) 823-2378 on the last day of the month in order to receive benefit payments.
All students are responsible for payment of their tuition and fees to the Bursar's Office by semester payment deadlines. You will not be dropped for non-payment as long as the request form is submitted prior to the start of the semester.
Veterans utilizing Chapter 33 (Post 9-11 33) benefits will have their accounts flagged for any tuition and fee payments expected directly from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Any expenses that are not covered by the VA must be paid to the Bursar’s Office by the semester payment deadlines.
Academic Program Progress
The VA will only provide benefits for courses that are required under a student's declared program of study. Students may enroll in courses that are not required; however, such courses will not be certified and will not be used in determining the amount of monthly benefits received from the VA. For example, a student enrolled in the Computer Information Technology program taking a Medical Terminology class, will not receive VA benefits for the course since it is not a required course in his/her program of study.
As a general rule, the VA will not authorize benefits for the repetition of any class that a student has already satisfactorily completed. For example; a student who earned a “D” in a Business Law class may not use VA benefits to repeat this course, as a passing grade was earned and credit was awarded. An exception to this rule occurs when a specific letter grade is required for satisfactory completion, and a student's grade falls below that requirement. For example: some Medical Assistant and Nursing classes require students to earn a "C" grade or better. Students who do not earn a “C” or better will be allowed to use VA benefits to repeat the course; however, there is a limit to the number of times that a course may be repeated. Please see the Failing Courses section below for more details.
The VA will only be authorized once for the repetition of a failed course or a course that falls below the specified grade requirement. For example; a student took English Composition and failed, he/she can be re-certified for the same course and receive VA benefits. If the student fails the course again, he/she cannot be certified for a third time for the course. If this occurs, the repeated course will not be included in the student's total number of credit hours enrolled that is reported to the VA for that semester.
Any time a student fails a course with an “FW”, his or her last date of attendance in that course must be reported to the Veterans Administration. The instructor's grade and attendance rosters are used to establish the student's last date of attendance. Once the last date of attendance is reported to the VA they will determine if any benefits must be returned to the VA for failure to complete the course.
Students receiving failing grades in all of his/her courses for a semester, are considered to be an unofficially withdrawn from school by the VA. The student's last date of attendance must be reported to the VA and is used to determine if the student earned the failing grade, or if he/she just stopped attending.
The last date of attendance is also used to calculate the amount of benefit a student is entitled to. VA educational benefits are to be used for school-related expenses; expenses that are not incurred if a student’s attendance is discontinued. For this reason, it is very important that students complete a Change of Enrollment (drop/add) if they wish to drop or withdraw from class. A formal withdrawal allows Ivy Tech to report the changes in enrollment to the VA and stop benefit processing. Timely notification to the VA prevents the overpayment of benefits, and the need for a student to repay benefits back to the VA for classes the student stopped attending.
Have specific questions that were not answered on this page? Check out www.ivytech.edu/help for assistance.
Click on a particular section below or browse the page for all links and resources:
Child of Veteran and Public Safety Officer Supplemental Grant program: http://www.in.gov/ssaci/2338.htm
County Veteran Services Officers: http://www.in.gov/dva/2370.htm
Disabled American Veterans Department of Indiana: http://www.davmembersportal.org/in/default.aspx
Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs: http://www.in.gov/dva
Indiana Military Family Relief Fund http://www.in.gov/dva/2329.htm
Indiana National Guard: http://www.in.ng.mil
Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant program: http://www.in.gov/ssaci/2339.htm
Indiana VFW Post Listing: http://www.vfwwebcom.org/in/postdirectory
VFW Department of Indiana http://vfwin.org
Army/National Guard Tuition Assistance: https://www.goarmyed.com
Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Customer Service FAQ: https://gibill.custhelp.com/app/home
Dept. of Veterans Affairs, GI Bill® Home Page: http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/
Dept. of Veterans Affairs, VONAPP Main Page: http://gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/application
Dept. of Veterans Affairs, W.A.V.E. Log-in: www.ebenefits.va.go
Joint Services Transcript Requests: https://jst.doded.mil/smart/dodMandatoryBanner.do
National Archives – Military Records: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel
Navy Tuition Assistance: http://www.navycollege.navy.mil/tuition-assistance/index.htm
Military/Veteran Associations and Charities
Military Order of the Purple Heart: http://www.purpleheart.org
Military Voluntary Education Information – all branches: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/voluntary-education?content_id=274858
National American Legion Main Page http://www.legion.org
National VFW Main Page http://www.vfw.org
Paralyzed Veterans of America: http://www.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.6305401/k.BCBB/Home.htm
Student Veterans of America http://www.studentveterans.org
Wounded Warriors Project http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org
VA Facilities in Indiana
|Veterans Health Administration Facility||Address||Phone|
|Adam Benjamin, Jr. Outpatient Clinic||9301 Madison Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
|Bloomington VA Outpatient Clinic||455 South Landmark Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47403
|Evansville Health Care Center||6211 E. Waterford Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47715
|Evansville Vet Center||311 N. Weinbach Avenue
Evansville, IN 47711
|Fort Wayne Vet Center||5800 Fairfield Ave., Suite 265
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
|Ft. Wayne Campus - VA Northern Indiana Health Care System||2121 Lake Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
|Gary Area Vet Center||107 E. 93rd Ave
Crown Point, IN 46307
|Goshen VA Outpatient Clinic||2014 Lincoln Way East Suite #3
Goshen, IN 46526
|Indianapolis VA Medical Center (Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center)||1481 W. 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
|Indianapolis Vet Center||8330 Naab Road, Suite 103
Indianapolis, IN 46268
|Indy West||3850 Shore Dr Suite 203
Indianapolis, IN 46245
|Lawrenceburg Community Based Outpatient Clinic||1600 Flossie Drive
Greendale, IN 47025
|Marion Campus - VA Northern Indiana Health Care System||1700 East 38th Street
Marion, IN 46953-4589
|Martinsville Community Based Outpatient Clinic||2200 John R. Wooden Drive
Martinsville, IN 46151
|Muncie/Anderson VA Outpatient Clinic||2600 W White River Blvd
Muncie, IN 47303
|New Albany VA Healthcare Center||811 Northgate Blvd
New Albany, IN 47150
|Peru Community Based Outpatient Clinic||750 N Broadway
Peru, IN 46970
|Richmond Community Based Outpatient Clinic||4351 South A Street
Richmond, IN 47374
|Scott County VA Healthcare Center||1467 N Scott Valley Drive
Scottsburg, IN 47170
|South Bend VA Outpatient Clinic||333 W. Western Ave
South Bend, IN 46601
|South Bend Vet Center||4727 Miami Street
South Bend, IN 46614
|Terre Haute VA Outpatient Clinic||110 W Honeycreek Pkwy
Terre Haute, IN 47802
|Vincennes Community Based Outpatient Clinic||1813 Willow Street Suite 6A
Vincennes, IN 47591
|West Lafayette VA Outpatient Clinic||3851 N. River Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
|Veterans Benefits Administration - Eastern Area Office|
|Indianapolis Regional Office||575 N Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
|National Cemetery Administration - Indianapolis Memorial Service Network|
|Indianapolis Memorial Service Network||575 North Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
|Crown Hill National Cemetery||700 W. 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
|Marion National Cemetery||1700 East 38 Street, VA Medical Center
Marion, IN 46952
|New Albany National Cemetery||1943 Ekin Avenue
New Albany, IN 47150