State Student Assistance
Commission of Indiana (SSACI)

Child of Veteran and Public Safety Officer Supplemental Grant Program

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Overview

This program provides tuition at public colleges for eligible children of disabled Indiana veterans, eligible children of Purple Heart recipients, eligible children and spouses of certain members of the Indiana National Guard killed while serving on state active duty, eligible children and spouses of certain Indiana public safety officers killed in the line of duty, and eligible former residents of the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children's Home. To be eligible, you must:

  • Be the biological or legally adopted dependent child of a disabled veteran.
     
  • Maintain satisfactory progress as defined by the University.
     
  • For details and exceptions, visit the SSACI web site.

NOTE:  If you think you may be eligible for this benefit, you should apply. Instruction are provided below. Upon receipt of your application, the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs will review your file and notify you regarding your eligibility, typically within 8-10 weeks.

Benefits

This program provides up to 124 credit hours of financial assistance. The benefit does not include books or housing.

How To Apply

  1. The first step is to complete and submit the Federal Student Aid FAFSA, preferably by March 10th each year. For instructions (and online application) visit www.fafsa.ed.gov

    The federal school code for Indiana State University is 001807.
     
  2. The second step is to complete and submit State Form 20234 (for children of individuals injured on active duty) - or - State Form 52363 (for children of guardsmen injured while on active duty). Forms must be submitted to the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs no later than 30 days before the end of the college semester.

    Go to State Form
    www.in.gov/ssaci/2338.htm
     
  3. The approved application will be returned to you, the applicant. You must submit the original approved application as well as a copy of your birth certificate to the University's Office of Student Financial Aid (Tirey Hall, room 150) no later than 30 days before the end of the college semester.

CONTACT

For information, assistance—or to schedule an appointment, contact:

Veterans Services Coordinator
Indiana State University
Welcome Center, room 118
318 North Sixth Street
Terre Haute, Indiana
1-800-GO-TO-ISU
812-237-2540
michael.caress@indstate.edu

To help us serve you better, please indicate that you are interested in assistance with veterans benefits when you contact our office.




Last updated: September 2, 2014