Veterans benefits are different for every individual. Knowing which benefits work best for you and your educational goals is the key to success.
Types of Veterans Benefits
The three main types of veterans benefits are Department of Defense benefits, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits and Indiana state benefits. To understand what combination of benefits may work best for you, it’s best to get a benefits counseling at the Veteran Center.
Department of Defense Benefits
- Tuition Assistance
If interested in learning about Tuition Assistance, please talk to your chain of command.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits
- Montgomery Chapter. 30
- Vocational Rehabilitation Chapter. 31
- Post 9/11 Chapter 33 (most used)
- Dependent Education Assistance Chapter. 35
- MGIB- Selective Reserve Chapter 1606
Apply for these benefits by visiting the VA website.
- Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Indiana State Benefits
- Child of Disabled Veteran Tuition and Fee Exemption
- Purple Heart Recipient Tuition and Fee Exemption
- Child of Purple Heart Recipient Tuition and Fee Exemption
- Indiana Code 21-14-14
Individuals do not have the ability to use Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits simultaneously. However, state benefits can be used at the same time as both Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits.
Veteran Tuition and Fee Policies
Veterans, military service members and those with military ties pay the standard tuition and fee rates based upon their level and residency classification. View current tuition and fee rates. Explore additional federal and state policies below.