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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.


Getting Started

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


Benefit Programs

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.

The Post-9/11 GI-Bill

Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD-30) Program

Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR-1606) Program

Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA-35)

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E-31) VetSuccess Program

National Guard Supplemental Grant (NGSG)


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Weston Nicholson- Ivy Tech Veteran Graduate

In the Marine Corps from 2006 to 2010, Weston Nicholson, a native of Cloverdale, Indiana was stationed at MCAGCC Twenty-nine Palms in California. After being deployed twice to Iraq with the Marines and three times to Afghanistan with the Department of Defense, Weston wanted to further pursue his education.

“I wasn’t sure working for the Department of Defense was what I wanted, so I went to pursue my degree,” he said. “Try as I might, I couldn’t decide what the best field of study was to enter, so I decided on General Studies. It was online, so I could work towards a degree while I was deployed in Afghanistan.”

Weston wanted to continue his service while getting his degree, so he was in search of an online school.

Like many Hoosiers, Weston was familiar with Ivy Tech Community College and knew Ivy Tech could give him the option to pursue his degree online.

“When I was considering what college to go to, I needed a college with an online degree program. Ivy Tech gave me that option.”

Soon after completing his degree at Ivy Tech, Weston decided he wanted to further explore his education. He decided to attend the University of Michigan, and not long after applying, he was accepted.

“Education is imperative nowadays, so I knew I wanted to go to college even though I had a fantastic job,” said Weston. “Ivy Tech has helped me push towards my goals, it helped me get into the University of Michigan, which I don’t think I would have otherwise been able to do.”

Weston recommends Ivy Tech to anyone in the military.

“As someone in the military, you get a lot of universities/institutions that have a presence on base. They aren’t always accredited, but Ivy Tech is. I would recommend Ivy Tech Community College because of their reach in the Midwest.”

Weston believes Ivy Tech set him up for success and gave him a sense of what he wanted to do in the future.

“Ivy Tech does justice to those fields that need to be filled in the future.”

Weston graduated from Ivy Tech in 2014, and then went on to receive his bachelor’s at University of Michigan.

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