Update: March 19, 2020
Over the past two weeks, VA has worked with Congress to preserve GI Bill benefits for impacted students during this difficult time. The Senate and House passed S.3503 and the bill will be headed to POTUS to sign, which will give the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies. The new law allows for VA to continue to pay benefits regardless of the fact that the program has changed from resident training to online training. Also, students will continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance payments that they received for resident training until January 1, 2021, or until the school resumes normal operations of resident training. VA is working to immediately implement the new changes to address current and future school terms to ensure students continue to receive their education benefits
What should GI Bill Students know?
There is no action required from a GI Bill student. VA has scheduled several training sessions with all VA approved schools and training facilities over the next couple of days to provide further guidance. We will work closely with schools to ensure enrollments are accurately certified and processed timely. We are committed to providing regular updates to you through direct email campaigns and social media about VA’s effort to implement these new changes.
If you have questions about your specific circumstance, please contact the Education Call Center at: 1-888-442-4551 between 8 AM and 7 PM Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.
Welcome to Veterans Services
Indiana State University is an approved veterans benefits institution - a yellow ribbon school Indiana veterans can trust - and is prepared to offer you the support needed to use the education benefits you have earned. In addition, the University participates in the Veterans Choice Act. Our student services staff and admissions counselors will help you find out how best to use your previous military education, skills, and interests to achieve your career objectives.
All Service members should speak with their Educational Services Officers (ESO) or counselor within their military service prior to enrolling at Indiana State University or any institution of higher education. Whereas military funding is limited, it is important for all service members to use all their resources in making any educational decision.
Programs and Services
- Academic Programs: More than 100 undergraduate majors, 75 graduate programs, and hundreds of courses are offered each semester. Selected courses and programs are offered via online learning.
- Benefits Programs: Our staff will help you apply for the education benefits you have earned, including federal and state programs offered through Veterans Affairs and the Indiana Commission of Indiana Division of Student Financial Aid.
- Student Services: The University offers a comprehensive package of student services, including assistance with admission, credit transfer (including military education), registration, housing, and much more.
- Veterans Resource Center: This center offers student veterans a central location for benefits information as well as a place for camaraderie and relaxation between classes.
- Visiting: Personal campus visits can be arranged to fit your schedule and academic goals. In addition, special events and preview days are scheduled throughout the academic year.
Note: Student and graduates of the Community College of the Air Force should visit Transfer Central for transfer information.