THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (IDVA) IS A STATE AGENCY. WE DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (FEDERAL) DATA BASE OR VETERAN RECORDS.
When sending any applications to IDVA for eligibility verification please include:
1. The veteran's DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty). If the veteran was National Guard, it is a NGB-22. Please call ING Records at (317) 247-3300 ext. 77048.
2. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Award Summary Letter with the disability percentage noted on the letter.
3. Tuition and Fee Exemption for the Child of a disabled wartime veteran is now an online application https://scholartrack.che.in.gov. you must upload a copy of the student's birth certificate or adoption paperwork as proof of relationship to the veteran. Scholar Track Applications that do not have one of these uploaded will NOT be processed. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT INCLUDE PROOF OF RELATIONSHIP TO THE VETERAN PARENT.
4. If applying for Tuition and Fee Exemption for Purple Heart Recipients , upload proof of award for the Purple Heart Medal when applying in Scholar Track. If the award of the Purple Heart Medal is noted on DD From 214 this is the only document needed.
5. If applying for a Disabled Hoosier Veteran License Plate please include the disability award letter that includes the break down of individual disabilities. (must be mobility disabilities as per IC 9-18.5-5-1).
6. If Applying for a Purple Heart License Plate, please include proof of the award along with the application.
***IDVA CANNOT VERIFY ELIGIBILITY WITHOUT PROPER DOCUMENTATION***
Please DO NOT fax the instruction sheet(s) with your application. We only need the information page(s)
Below are the State Veteran Benefit Applications. Click on the individual links to open the form. Please fill in the form prior to printing.
TUITION AND FEE EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS ARE ON LINE THROUGH SCHOLAR TRACK.
Click HERE to create an account and apply now. Paper applications are obsolete.
DON'T FORGET, AT A MINIMUM, YOU MUST UPLOAD A BIRTH CERTIFICATE OR ADOPTION PAPERWORK AS EVIDENCE OF RELATIONSHIP TO THE VETERAN. The student must have been adopted prior to age 18 years in order to be eligible.
FOR FASTEST PROCESSING ALSO INCLUDE PROOF OF VA DISABILITY RATING AND ARMED FORCES DISCHARGE, DD214 / NGB 22 .
If veteran documents are not available, IDVA will request veteran information from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, Indianapolis. Be advised this may take a week or more to obtain.
Once approved in Scholar Track the student does NOT need to reapply for this benefit again. Simply inform the staff at the financial aid office that your eligibility can be accessed on the Scholar Track Web page. Students can also download award letters and track semester hour usage and update their account as needed.
The Student MUST complete a FAFSA annually while using this benefit. FAFSA is directly linked to Indiana Scholar Track. Please ensure your school selection is one of the institutions listed below if you intend to use Tuition and Fee Exemption in order to be offered this scholarship after IDVA approval.
TUITION AND FEE EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS are online applications through Scholar Track.
All IDVA approved Tuition and Fee Exemption programs can ONLY be used at the following educational institutions in Indiana. This is a State Aid Program.
Indiana State University
Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana University East
Indiana University Kokomo
Indiana University South Bend
Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University Southeast
Purdue University West Lafayette
Purdue University Northwest (Hammond)
Purdue University Northwest (Westville)
Purdue University Fort Wayne
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Indiana University Purdue University Columbus
Ivy Tech Community College (all Campuses)
University of Southern Indiana
Western Governor's University (WGU) INDIANA
INDIANA VETERAN BENEFIT APPLICATIONS:
- Application for Property Tax Deductions for Disabled Veterans - 51186
- Application for Disabled Hoosier Veteran License Plate - 32584
- Application for Purple Heart/Ex-POW License Plate - 32584
- Application for Reduced Fee Indiana Hunting and Fishing License
- Indiana Veterans Home
- Request and Consent form for Military Discharge Papers
- Application for Delayed High School Diploma
- Application for County Burial Allowance
- Governors Memorial Certificate
Please send all Governor's Memorial Certificate requests to:
Indiana Veterans' Memorial Cemetery
1415 North Gate Road
Madison, IN 47250
OR Fax to the cemetery at: 812-273-9221
(must include the veteran's DD214)
- Burial Forms for the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Application for Burial, Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Headstone Ordering Sheet
FEDERAL FORMS (Do not use for State benefits)
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Frequently Used Education Forms
- 22-1990 - Application for VA Education Benefits (8 pages)
- 22-1995 - Request For Change of Program or Place of Training (3 pages)
- 22-5490 - Application For Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (6 pages)
- 22-5495 - Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (2 pages)
- 22-1999e - Application for Family Member to Use Transferred
- APPLY ON-LINE at Vets.gov or eBenefits
School/Employer Training Forms
These forms are only available to school officials with the exception of VAF 22-1999c which is for correspondence courses. The school must contact their VA Representative to receive forms in this series. A school official can obtain information at the VA Educational Website. Anyone can call toll free 1-888-442-4551 or visit the VA Education Home Page and get answers to their education questions.
Other Frequently Used U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Forms
- 21-526 Compensation and Pension Program Application
- 21-530 Application for Burial Allowance
- 26-1880 Home Loan Guarantee
- 28-1900 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Application
- 29-336 Insurance Designation of Beneficiary
- SF 180 Request Pertaining to Military Records