Remission of Fees for the Child(ren) of a Disabled Veteran (CDV) (whose veteran parent initially entered military service on or before June 30, 2011)


Jul 17, 2013

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 24 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:
 
  1. 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 also have been a resident of the State of Indiana for not less than 3 consecutive years during his/her lifetime (IC 21-11-7-1).

    Eligible wartime dates are:

    - WW I: April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918 
    - WWII: December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946 
    - Korea: June 27, 1950 and Jan 31, 1955
    - Vietnam: Aug 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975
    - Gulf War: August 2, 1990 - present

    Equally Hazardous Dates: 

    Expeditionary Medal. Veterans who received, or are qualified to receive, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (established by executive order 10977 on December 4, 1961), the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, or equivalent expeditionary or service medal for service as shown below. The veteran must have been physically present in the area of conflict during the specified dates.

    Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

    Lebanon 1 Jul 58 - 1 Nov 58 
    Quemoy and Matsu Islands 23 Aug 58 - 1 Jun 63 
    Taiwan Straits 23 Aug 58 - 1 Jan 59
    Vietnam 1 Jul 58 - 3 Jul 65
    Congo 14 Jul 60 - 1 Sep 62
    Laos 19 Apr 61 - 7 Oct 62 
    Berlin 14 Aug 61 - 1 Jun 63 
    Cuba 24 Oct 62 - 1 Jun 63
    Cambodia 29 Mar 73 - 15 Aug 73
    Thailand (Support of Cambodia) 29 Mar 73 - 15 Aug 73
    Congo 23 Nov 64 - 27 Nov 64 
    Dominican Republic 28 Apr 65 - 21 Sep 66
    Korea 1 Oct 66 - 30 Jun 74
    Cambodia 11 Apr 75 - 13 Apr 75
    Vietnam 29 Apr 75 - 30 Apr 75 
    Mayaguez 15 May 75 
    Grenada 23 Oct 83 - 21 Nov 83
    Lebanon 1 Jun 83 - 1 Dec 87 
    Libya 12 Apr 86 - 17 Apr 86 
    Persian Gulf 24 Jul 87 - 1 Aug 90 
    Panama 20 Dec 89 - 31 Jan 90 
    Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq 1 Dec 95 - TBD
    Former Republic of Yugoslavia – pending


    Navy/Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal:

    Cuba 3 Jan 61 – 23 Oct 62

    Thailand 16 May 62 – 10 Aug 62

    Indian Ocean/Iran/Yemen 8 Dec 78 – 6 Jun 79
    Iran/Indian Ocean 21 Nov 79 – 20 Oct 81
    Lebanon 20 Aug 82 – 31 May 83
    Libya 20 Jan 86 – 27 Jun 86
    Persian Gulf 1 Feb 87 – 23 Jul 87
    Libya (Operation Sharp Edge) 5 Aug 90 – 21 Feb 91
    Rowanda (Distant Runner) 7 Apr 94 – 18 Apr 94

    - Middle East Crisis: Iran Hostage Crisis. Veterans who were awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal for the attempt to rescue American hostages in Iran; OR who were held hostage in Iran AND awarded the Valor Ribbon.

    - Middle East Crisis: USS Stark. Veterans who served on the USS Stark on May 17, 1987.

    - Somalia Service. Veterans who served at least one day of "active duty" in Somalia or in territorial waters adjacent to Somalia between December 9, 1992, and [an ending date yet to be established].

    - Bosnia Service. Veterans who served at least 90 days in Bosnia or other statutorily designated areas between December 1, 1995, and [an ending date yet to be established].

    And

     

  2. 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),

    Or

  3. The veteran received a Purple Heart Medal. (Official documentation of the award is required)


    Or

  4. **The veteran was a resident of Indiana at the time of entry into the service and was declared a POW or MIA after January 1, 1960. (There is no restriction on the number of hours for this benefit, but is good only up to and including a bachelor’s degree.)(IC 10-17-7)


    Or

  5. The student was a veteran-related pupil at the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children's Home (students must submit a copy of their diploma or transcripts from the school with their ROF application).


     
    The Remission of Fees is good for 124 semester hours of education and may be used for undergraduate level work. The amount remitted is 100% of tuition and all mandatory fees. The benefit may also be used for graduate work, but will be reimbursed at the undergraduate rate, the difference being made up by the applicant/family. 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.

Learn More: http://www.in.gov/dva/2378.htm

View more: Indiana Military Education Benefits or select another location to learn more about what is available.


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