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SFA > Awards/Scholarships - By Program > Supplemental Grants/Remission of Fees > Soldiers and Sailors Home (Morton High School) Soldiers and Sailors Home (Morton High School)

The CVO Program covers students who are former students and/or graduates of Mortion Memorial High School or who are former residents of the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home (ISSCH) (IC 21-14-4).

Who is eligible?

A person who:

  1. was a pupil at the ISSCH [Morton Memorial High School];
  2. was admitted to the ISSCH because the person was related to a member of the armed forces of the United States; and
  3. is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate at the eligible Indiana institution the person will attend.

To remain eligible, students must:

  1. maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as determined by the institution;
  2. not be in default or overpayment of a student loan or grant; and
  3. annually file the appropriate (and error-free) academic year's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

What is the benefit?

As a supplement to other state grants, this benefit pays 100 percent of tuition and regularly assessed fees at an eligible Indiana institution. The benefit is limited to a maximum of 124 credit hours. There is no time limit to use the allotted 124 credit hours.

This benefit may be used as the undergraduate, graduate and professional degree level. However, tuition and regularly assessed fees for all students will be paid at the undergraduate rate charged by the institution.

In addition, remission for the cost of course-related books is available, up to $600 per term. After exhausting the 124 credit hours of tuition and fee remission, students may continue to receive remission of course-related book costs.

How does a person apply for the benefit?

Application for this benefit is required.

To receive the remission of tuition and fees benefit, eligible persons must:

  1. Mail the completed Application #1 portion of State Form 54113 to the Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA) at:

    Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs
    302 W. Washington Street, Rm. E-120
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

    IDVA, after receipt of the application, verifies the related veteran's information and returns the application to the student either approved or denied.
  2. Submit the approved application to the financial aid office of the institution the student plans to attend no later than 30 days prior to the end of the college term; and
  3. File the appropriate (and error-free) academic year's FAFSA. The FAFSA must be completed no later than 30 days prior to the end of the college term. (The preferred completion date is by SFA's March 10 receipt deadline.)

To receive the remission of course-related book costs benefit, eligible persons must:

  1. Mail the completed Application #2 portion of State Form 54113 to the IDVA at the above address. IDVA, after receipt of the application, verifies the related veteran's information and returns the application to the student either approved or denied.)
  2. Submit the approved application to the financial aid office of the institution the student plans to attend no later than 30 days prior to the end of the college term.

Reapplication is necessary whenever a student changes the school he or she is attending or the student stops attending for two or more consecutive semesters (excluding summer).

Questions

Questions regarding benefit eligibility may be directed to the IDVA at 317.232.3910 or 800.400.4520 or http://www.in.gov/veteran.

Questions about SFA, tuition charges or general financial aid may be directed to SFA at 1-888-528-4719 or awards@che.in.gov.

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