Michael A. McRobbie
President of Indiana University
IU's eighteenth president welcomes you to campus.
Thank you for making the extraordinary decision to serve our country. Veterans Support Services is committed to providing personal support and assistance for military students and families. We are here to serve you, and we encourage you to visit our office for help with any student- or military-related concern.
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Graduation Honor Cords
Service members on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserves, as well as veterans of the United States Armed Forces, including Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard, are entitled to wear a twisted cord of red, white, and blue. ROTC graduates who will commission on or immediately after graduation are also eligible. Armed service cords may be worn only by the individual who has served, is serving, or will serve; relatives, friends, and beneficiaries are not eligible. Graduates may stop by VSS during finals week to obtain a cord. Proof of service, such as DD214, military ID card, etc., is required at the time of receipt of the cord.
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Apps Accepted Beginning 8 a.m. ET, Wednesday, May 1, 2013, for Academic Year 2013/2014
We will begin accepting applications* for Yellow Ribbon benefits for the 2013/2014 academic year on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 8 a.m. Eastern Time. The current agreement between IU and the VA allows a maximum of 40 students for YR benefits. Each student is eligible to receive up to $10,500 per academic year, equally matched by the VA, with a total academic year benefit of up to $21,000. Yellow Ribbon benefits may not exceed the actual difference between resident and nonresident tuition rates. Benefits are capped at $10,500 per term ($5,250 VA funds, $5,250 IU funds). To be eligible for Yellow Ribbon benefits you must be a veteran with Post 9/11 GI Bill eligibility at the 100% tier. Active duty service members, including those on terminal leave, are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon until the enrollment period that begins after their discharge date. If you are still on active duty, including terminal leave, at the beginning of an academic term, you will not be Yellow Ribbon eligible even if you ETS during that term. Spouses of active duty service members using transferred benefits are treated the same as the service member. Contact Veterans Support Services if you have questions about when your Yellow Ribbon eligibility may begin.
Applications sent prior to 8 a.m. ET, on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, will not be accepted or returned. Applications must be hand signed and may be faxed to 812-856-2486, scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, submitted in person, or mailed to Veterans Support Services, Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E 7th Street Room M084, Bloomington, IN 47405. Click here for application. Click here for IU Yellow Ribbon fact sheet.
*Negotiations for Yellow Ribbon benefits for the 2013/2014 academic year will be completed by May 15, 2013. Benefit levels are subject to change until close of business on that day.
Fall 2013 National Guard Supplemental Grant
Applications for the fall 2013 National Guard Supplemental Grant are now being accepted. Contact information for the Guard Education Office can be found here along with other information regarding the grant. The application for this grant can be found here. Additionally, the National Guard has included a FAQ section. Any inquiries related to this grant should be directed to Guard Education Office as our office does not have any further information.
CVO Applications for 2013-2014 Now Available
The State of Indiana has released its application for CVO benefits for the 2013-2014 school year. You can find more information about the benefits here. Applications for the 2013-2014 school year are now available here.