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The Ivy Tech Community Thanks You For Your Service!

Through your service, you’ve made our nation stronger and proven your commitment to our country.

Let Ivy Tech help you take the next step on your journey.

We will provide you with the education you need to jump start your career in a high-demand field. With the lowest college tuition in the state and flexible scheduling, you can earn your degree quickly and for less.

Whether you’re looking to earn an associate degree, build up your credentials with certifications and certificates, or take a more affordable route to a bachelor’s degree, we are here for you, from interest to graduation.

Get started today by discovering some of the many benefit options available to you, including the Federal Veteran GI Bill® benefitsState Veteran benefits, and National Guard supplemental grants, tuition, and fees

Have questions about military tuition assistance?
First time using benefits?
Transferring benefits from another school?

You served for us. Let us help so college works for you.

FEDERAL VETERAN GI BILL® BENEFITS

Benefit Type of Payment Contract

Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill for Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

Monthly stipend based upon enrollment

gibill.va.gov
(888) 442-4551

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VOC REHAB)

Tuition and fees, books and supplies, and a monthly stipend based upon enrollment

benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/

Post 9/11 and Transfer of Entitlement (TOE)

Based upon a % of eligibility and enrollment

  • Tuition and fees
  • Book stipend
  • Monthly housing
    allowance

gibill.va.gov
(888) 442-4551

Department of Defense (DOD) for the TOE:
milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/

Post 9/11 Fry Scholarship

Based upon a % of eligibility and enrollment

  • Tuition and fees
  • Book stipend
  • Monthly housing
    allowance
gibill.va.gov
(888) 442-4551

Chapter 1606 –
Montgomery GI Bill for Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

Monthly stipend based upon enrollment

gibill.va.gov
(888) 442-4551

Your individual unit provides Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)

Chapter 35 – Survivor and Dependent Educational Assistance Program (DEAP)

Monthly stipend based upon enrollment

gibill.va.gov
(888) 442-4551

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about educational benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. Government website at benefits.va.gov/gibill.

STATE VETERAN EDUCATION BENEFITS & NATIONAL GUARD
SUPPLEMENTAL GRANT, TUITION AND FEES

Benefit Type of Payment Controlling Agency

Child of a Disabled Veteran

Tuition and fees

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs

Purple Heart Recipient

Tuition and fees

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs

National Guard Supplemental Grant

Tuition and fees

Indiana Commission on Higher Ed Affairs

Military Tuition Assistance

The following branches are able to use their benefits at Ivy Tech to cover tuition costs for enrollment: Air Force, Army, Army National Guard, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard. In addition, spousal benefits may be available through MyCAA.

First Time Benefits Users

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, and 1606
  • Chapter 35 - VA Form 22-5495
  • Chapter 31 – Contact Local Vocational Rehab Office

Requests for Certificates of Eligibility may be 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 Benefit 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 wants 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, and 1606
  • Chapter 35 -  VA Form 22-5490
  • Chapter 31 – Contact Local Vocational Rehab Office
Contact Ivy Tech's Veteran Services Office

Find your local campus contact info and then set up a meeting with a School Certifying Official (SCO) and/or Veterans Affairs Coordinator (VACO) who will guide you through the process. Your contact will work directly with the VA to submit your enrollment for GI Bill® payments.


Apply For Education Benefits

Discover the many education benefits available to you such as the GI Bill, tuition assistance, and grants. Educational benefits are highly individualized and you may qualify for several.


Apply For Your Certificate of Eligibility

Visit the VA website to learn how to apply for your certificate of eligibility.


Fill Out Your FAFSA

Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Submit Your Transcipts

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 at this website.  

Note: This is a DOD website so you may get a privacy/security warning; simply accept and proceed to the website.

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 website.

Forms

Information on the forms you need to apply for Federal and State grants.

Helpful Links

Check the dropdown for helpful resource links.

Military Leave

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.

Policies

Check the dropdown for important information on Ivy Tech's Veteran Service's Policies.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY LOCATION

Select a location nearest you for more information about resources available.