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Tuition and Fee Exemption - Indiana Purple Heart Recipient

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

The Tuition and Fee Exemption for Indiana Purple Heart Recipients provides up to 100% of tuition and regularly assessed fees for up to 124 semester credit-hours at Indiana public colleges and universities at the undergraduate resident tuition rate.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

 

  • The student must be a person who:
      • Enters active duty service from a permanent home address in Indiana;
      • Received the Purple Heart decoration or was wounded as a result of enemy action;
      • Received any discharge or separation from the armed forces other than a dishonorable discharge
  • The student must be eligible for the resident tuition rate at the Indiana public college or university where they attend.
  • After high school graduation, the student must be pursuing a degree or certificate at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level that is eligible for Title IV federal student aid.
  • This tuition and fee exemption covers tuition and regularly assessed fees for up to 124 semester credit-hours at Indiana public colleges and universities at the undergraduate resident tuition rate at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level.
  • Students have eight (8) academic years to use this tuition and fee exemption.
    • For students who first use this tuition and fee exemption in the 2011-2012 academic year or later, the eight years begin in the academic year the student first uses this tuition and fee exemption.
    • For students who first used this tuition and fee exemption before the 2011-2012 academic year, the eight years begin when the student uses this tuition and fee exemption again beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Beginning July 1, 2020, students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at the Indiana public college or university where they attend.
  • This tuition and fee exemption covers 100% tuition and regularly assessed fees at the undergraduate resident tuition rate.
  • The student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen; must not have a disqualifying drug conviction while using federal student aid; must be registered with the Selective Service System if over the age of 18, male, and not exempt from registration; must not be in default on any federal student loans or owe repayment of federal student aid; and must not be incarcerated in any federal or Indiana correctional facilities.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • New students must complete a one-time Tuition and Fee Exemption for Indiana Purple Heart Recipients application at ScholarTrack.IN.gov.
     
  • Students must file a complete and error-free Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to use this tuition and fee exemption.  Information about your eligibility for this tuition and fee exemption will be provided to each Indiana public college or university listed on the FAFSA.
     
  • Applications for the Tuition and Fee Exemption for Indiana Purple Heart Recipients are reviewed by the Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
    • You may check your application status in ScholarTrack by clicking “View Award Letter”.
    • If you have questions about the status of your tuition and fee exemption application, please contact the Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs at 317-232-3910 or 1-800-400-4520.

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