Child of Veteran and Public Safety Officer
Supplemental Grant Program

Students who might be covered under the Veterans' portion of the CVO program include:

  • Children of Purple Heart recipients
  • Children of deceased or disabled veterans
  • Children of POW/MIA from Vietnam War
  • Children of Soldiers/Sailors Home
  • Child/Spouse of deceased police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty
  • Child/Spouse of permanently disable state trooper
  • Child/Spouse of paramedic, emergency medical technician, or advanced emergency medical technician killed in the line of duty

Some program restrictions apply, and financial assistance is limited to a maximum of 124 credit hours.


  1. Indiana residency must be a thirty-six (36) consecutive months minimum.  Proof of residency may be requested by the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs.
  2. The student must be the biological child or legally adopted dependent child of the veteran.
  3. The student must be admitted to a degree-seeking program and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.  
  4. The student must have a current, official FAFSA on file.
  5. The IDVA Approval letter must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid 30 days before the end of term to allow adequate time for processing.

How To Apply

  1. The student submits an application, supporting documentation, and legal birth certificate from the county of birth to the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs.
  2. The approval letter will be returned via U.S. Mail to the applicant.
  3. The student then submits the original copy to the Office of Student Financial Aid, which bills the state for the applicable fees.

Faxed documents will not be accepted. If there are questions about eligibility for this program, the student should contact:

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs
302 W. Washington Street, Rm. E-120
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Voice: (317) 232-3910 or (800) 400-4520
Fax: (317) 232-7721


The Child of Disabled Veteran fee remission pays up to 100% of regularly assessed tuition and fees at the undergraduate rate. In other words, graduate and professional students may use the CVO benefit, but will only be paid at the undergraduate rate per credit hour.

This award is capped at 124 credit hours. In general, students must use this award within eight years after the date of initial application.

Additional Resources

For further information about how these grants work specifically at ISU, refer to this CVO Program Summary.

For eligibility requirements in full detail, as determined by the state of Indiana, visit