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Veteran Services

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Welcome to the Veteran Services Homepage. The information, contacts, and links are provided to assist all Veterans and Spouses/Dependents who qualify for veteran benefits, regardless of service. A one stop site to ensure a painless transition to college when using your veteran educational benefits.

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Are you enrolled in IU Southeast classes now using VA benefits?

YES. Complete the Veterans Educational Benefits Worksheet and attach your class schedule. You can hand carry it to the VA Certifying Official in the Office of the Registrar, FAX it to (812) 941-2351, or email it to howellj@ius.edu (Insure the Worksheet is signed). After review your enrollment information for the semester will be provided to the VA so your benefits can be processed. If you change your class schedule after submitting it - provide an updated class schedule to the Certifying Official as soon as possible.

NO. The following are the basic services that we can help you pursue (You may qualify for more than one benefit - however, you can only use one benefit at a time). Regardless of the Veterans Educational Benefit you intend on using or may have used in the past, you will also need to apply for admissions to Indiana University Southeast either in person or online. For more information on how to apply, visit the Office of Admissions website.

  1. I have been at another college where I received VA benefits. I want to transfer my benefits.

    The Registrar's office does not process your certification until you are admitted to IU Southeast; you must first see the Admissions office and be admitted to our university. After you have been notified of admission you can come into the Registrar's office to fill in VA Form 22-1995. Return the completed 1995 to the VA Certifying Official in the Office of Registrar and we will send it to the VA office.

    At your first opportunity you can register and fill in the Veterans Education Benefits Worksheet and attached your class schedule, drop it off at the Office of the Registrar, VA Certifying Official desk. We will process your semester certification.

  2. I have never used VA benefits, my parent was partially disabled (less than 100%) and I heard VA takes care of my tuition fees.

    Contact the State VA Representative in the IU Southeast Financial Aid Office, (812) 941-2029 for CVO (Child of Veteran Office - formerly known as Child of Disabled Veteran). This is a State of Indiana Aid (Remission of Fees) not Federal Aid and is not processed through the IU Southeast Registrar's office. Additional information is provided below:

    • As an Indiana resident you may qualify for the benefit regardless of your age. This benefit is only for children of veterans that lost their lives or received their disability as a result of their military or civil service, or who received the Purple Heart or are MIA, and pays for 124 credit hours at the undergraduate rate at certain Indiana public universities. The veteran must also have been an Indiana resident for at least 3 consecutive years.

    • To determine if your are eligible for this award you must submit an application to the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs. They will send your application back to you, either with the approval stamps and signatures, or with a denial letter. Download the the form and instructions from the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs website. Once approved, you must also submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to receive this benefit. Our school code for the FAFSA and for the CVO benefit application is 001817. For help and information regarding FAFSA can be found by visiting the Office of Financial Aid.

    • Whether you qualify or not there may be other types of financial aid available to you through the FAFSA. Detailed instructions and links to this application are at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  3. I have never used VA benefits, my parent/spouse was totally disabled or deceased due to military service. This program is called: Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA), Chapter 35.

    Complete form 5490, children have to apply and use benefits between age 18 and 26, and return to the Registrar's Office, VA Certifying Official, and we will send it to the VA Regional Office or you can mail directly to the VA Regional Office, P.O. Box 66830, St. Louis, MO 63116-6830. You can also apply online. A letter (Certificate of Eligibility) from the VA will be provided back to you after they have processed and approved your request.

    At your first opportunity you can register and fill in the Veterans Education Benefits Worksheet and attach your class schedule. The Worksheet & Class Schedule can be dropped off, FAXed (812) 941-2351, or EMailed to howellj@ius.edu (insure the Worksheet is signed). We will process your semester certification.

    NOTE: If you live in Indiana, and/or your parent/spouse served with an Indiana unit of the military you may also be eligible for State of Indiana CVO (See #2 above)

  4. I have never used VA benefits since I got out of the military from active duty. The appropriate Federal program is Chapter 30, Montgomery G.I. Bill™. You may also qualify for Chapter 33 benefits, see para 7 below for information.

    Get your #4 copy of DD 214 , complete form 1990 and return to the Registrar's Office, VA Certifying Official, and we will send it to the VA Regional Office or you can mail directly to the VA Regional Office, P.O. Box 66830, St. Louis, MO 63116-6830. You can also apply online. A letter (Certificate of Eligibility) from the VA will be provided back to you after they have processed and approved your request.

    At your first opportunity you can register and fill in the Veterans Education Benefits Worksheet and attach your class schedule. The Worksheet & Class Schedule can be dropped off, FAXed (812) 941-2351, or EMailed to howellj@ius.edu (insure the Worksheet is signed). We will process your semester certification.

  5. I have never used my VA Benefits; I am a Reservist/Guardsman. The appropriate Federal program for Reservist/Guardsman is Chapter 1606. Reservist/Guardsman who served on active duty for more than 90 after 11 September 2001 qualifies for Chapter 1607 benefits. You may also qualify for Chapter 33 benefits, see para 7 below for information.

    Complete form 1990, a copy of your DD Form 2384 NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility) from your units administrative office, a copy of your Kicker Contract (if you are eligible for the Kicker Incentive) and for Chapter 1607 VA Students a copy of order's or DD Form 214 showing periods of active duty and return to the Registrar's Office, VA Certifying Official, and we will send it to the VA Regional Office or you can mail directly to the VA Regional Office, P.O. Box 66830, St. Louis, MO 63116-6830. You can also apply online. A letter (Certificate of Eligibility) from the VA will be provided back to you after they have processed and approved your request.

    At your first opportunity you can register and fill in the Veterans Education Benefits Worksheet and attach your class schedule. The Worksheet & Class Schedule can be dropped off, FAXed (812) 941-2351, or EMailed to howellj@ius.edu (insure the Worksheet is signed). We will process your semester certification.

  6. I am a VA Vocational Rehab recipient (Chapter 31, at least 20% disabled) at IU Southeast how do I know when IU Southeast gets my information? You may also qualify for Chapter 33 benefits, see para 7 below for information.

    IU Southeast receives your authorization VA Form 28-1905 from Indianapolis. If IU Southeast does not have your VA Form 28-1905, you are not yet authorized. Please contact Mark Reed or Tina Gaskill in Indianapolis at (317) 916-3696 Ext 3742 or Ext 3759.

    Our IU Southeast Registrar office role is to respond to Indianapolis regarding your enrollment. You can not obtain book/supply credit until you are authorized by Indianapolis, and receive our enrollment certification. You can not initiate authorization through the IU Southeast Registrar office, your contact is through your councilor in Indianapolis.

    After you receive confirmation from your councilor that you are authorized the IU Southeast bookstore will check for your valid VA Form 28-1905 before they can credit your books/supplies. At your first opportunity you can register and fill in the Veterans Education Benefits Worksheet and attach your class schedule. The Worksheet & Class Schedule can be dropped off, FAXed (812) 941-2351, or EMailed to howellj@ius.edu (insure the Worksheet is signed). We will process your semester certification and provide your enrollment information to the Office of the Bursar, Barnes & Noble Bookstore and VA Voc Rehab.

  7. I have served on active duty with the military after 11 Sep 2001, either active Military or activated with the Reserve or National Guard, for a period of 90 + days or more. I would like to use the Post 9/11 GI Bill (This is the newest GI Bill™ benefit – Chapter 33). Chapter 33 is not effective until: 1 August 2009.

    Complete form 1990 and return to the Registrar's Office, VA Certifying Official, and we will send it to the VA Regional Office or you can mail directly to the VA Regional Office, P.O. Box 66830, St. Louis, MO 63116-6830. You can also apply online. A letter (Certificate of Eligibility) from the VA will be provided back to you after they have processed and approved your request.

    At your first opportunity you can register and fill in the Veterans Education Benefits Worksheet and attach your class schedule. The Worksheet & Class Schedule can be dropped off, FAXed (812) 941-2351, or EMailed to howellj@ius.edu (insure the Worksheet is signed). We will process your semester certification.

Transfer of Post 9/11 GI Bill™ Benefits (Chapter 33) to a Spouse or Child

The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill™ (Chapter 33) allows servicemembers to transfer unused benefits to their spouses or dependent children - for information click here.  Each Branch of the service has its own requirements for veterans to transfer benefits to a Spouse or Child. The veteran should contact his/her Unit Education Office and begin the process if possible.

The veteran will receive a letter from the VA indicating that his/her request to transfer benefits has been approved.

At this point the Spouse or Child can request to use the Veterans transferred benefits. The Spouse or Child will have to do one of the following:

- Complete and submit VA Form 22-1990E (Transfer of Entitlement (TOE)) and either return it to the Registrar's Office, VA Certifying Official for review, and we will mail it or you can mail it directly to:

VA Regional Office
P.O. Box 66830
St. Louis, MO 63116-6830

- You can also apply Online (Quickest method).

A letter (Certificate of Eligibility) from the VA will be provided back to the Spouse or Child.

Each semester the Spouse or Child will have to submit the Veterans Education Benefits Worksheet with class schedule to the VA Certifying Official in the Office of the Registrar. The Worksheet & Class Schedule can be dropped off, FAXed (812) 941-2351, or EMailed to howellj@ius.edu (insure the Worksheet is signed).

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