About: The biological or legally adopted child(ren) of eligible disabled Indiana veterans may be eligible for remission of fees at any state-supported post secondary school or university in the State of Indiana. All students must submit a copy of their birth certificate or adoption papers with their application. Applications submitted without the appropriate documentation will be returned to the student.
Note to legally adopted children: This applies at any age as long as the child was adopted by age 18 and the child is a resident of Indiana. The remission of fees/CDV program is a State of Indiana provided program and is not the federal GI Bill education program. CDV students can only use this benefit at a state supported university/college. Each college/university has its own student residency requirements.
The rules are:
- The veteran must have served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during a period of wartime, or performed duty equally hazardous that was recognized by the award of a service, campaign or expeditionary medal of the United States (the military discharge must reflect that medal); The veteran must have originally entered military service from Indiana or must have been a resident of the State of Indiana for not less than 5 consecutive years immediately preceding the application. (IC 21-11-7-1).
Eligible wartime dates are:
Recognized wartime periods after June 30, 2011(including a wartime period which began earlier but continued into the eligible period during which the veteran served).
- The veteran must be declared service-connected disabled or suffered a service connected death as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the Department of Defense (if the Department of Defense, the veteran must supply official documentation),
- The veteran received a Purple Heart Medal. (Receipt of the medal must be reflected on the Record of Discharge, DD Form 214)
The Remission of Fees is good for 124 semester hours of education and may be used for undergraduate level work only. Depending upon the level of disability of the veteran the amount remitted can be as much as 100% of tuition and all mandatory fees. Ref: IC 21-14-4-1.
Please Note: The remission of fees/CDV program is a State of Indiana provided program and is not the federal GI Bill education program. CDV students can only use this benefit at a state supported university/college in Indiana.
The following also applies:
- Students will be limited to a total of eight (8) years in the program.
- Student must not have reached their 32nd birthday at the time of their initial application.
- Student must maintain the following grade point average (GPA):
- Freshman academic year: a cumulative GPA that the eligible institution determines satisfactory academic progress;
- Sophomore academic year: a cumulative GPA of 2.25 on a 4.0 grading scale, or its equivalent as established by the institution.
- Junior or senior academic year: a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale, or its equivalent as established by the institution.
Students not reaching these goals will be placed on probation and must reach the requisite GPA by the next semester or its equivalent.
- Student will have their remission of fees prorated based on the VA disability rating as follows:
Children of veterans rated 80% service-connected disabled or higher by the VA or whose veteran parent is/was a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal will receive 100% fee remission.
Children of veterans rated less than 80% service-connected disabled will receive 20% fee remission plus the disability rating of the veteran.
If the disability rating of the veteran changes after the beginning of the academic semester, quarter or other period, the change in the disability rating shall be applied beginning with the immediately following academic semester, quarter or other period.
For an application, see our Forms page at http://www.in.gov/dva/2357.htm
A Note About In-State Residency:
Attendance at state-supported colleges or universities while using the Remission of Fees program requires that students receive in-state tuition and fees at the school they are attending.
Learn More: http://www.in.gov/dva/2378.htm