In order to receive your benefits, please contact our office. We will collect information based on your service so we can report your enrollment to the US Department of Veterans Affairs. You can call Veterans Support Services at (812) 888-5421 or email Kristen Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org. Following the steps below will ensure that you get the maximum amount of aid for funding your education.
- Apply for admission to Vincennes University.
You can apply online here. The online application can be used for all sites including the Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis, Distance Education, the Indiana School for the Deaf, the Jasper Campus, and the Vincennes Campus.
Military students interested in completing course work on military installations should contact their local representatives to apply and register for site based instruction. Find your MEP location.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is a form that determines your eligibility for low- or no-interest student loans as well as grants at the federal and state level. Completing this form will ensure you receive the maximum financial aid, even if you plan on using veterans education benefits. To qualify for State of Indiana grants, residents of Indiana need to file the FAFSA annually no later than March 10 with edits made by May 15th. Visit the FAFSA Website to fill out and submit the application.
- Apply for Veterans Education Benefits
In order to receive your VA Education benefits you will need to apply so that the VA can determine your eligibility. You can apply by completing one of the following forms online using VONAPP (Veterans On-Line Application):
VA Form 22-1990: Initial Application for Education Benefits for military members or veterans
VA Form 22-1990e: For dependents to whom Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) eligibility has been transferred
VA Form 22-5490: For children of disabled veterans applying initially for the Dependent Education Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
If you have already used your VA Education benefits an anther institution, you can transfer your benefits to Vincennes University by filling out one of the following forms online using VONAAP:
VA Form 22-1995: Change in Program/Place of Training, for those who have used the GI Bill at another institution
VA Form 22-5495: Change of Place of Training, for those who have used Chapter 35 benefits at another institution
If you are the child of an Indiana veteran with any level disability rating, you may be eligible for the Indiana Remission of Fees for the Child of a Disabled Veteran. The state also offers a fee remission for Indiana veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart. Applications for both of these programs are available on our webite here.
After the application form is approved by the Indiana DVA, it should be forwarded to:
Financial Aid Office
1002 N 1st Street, WAB-1
Vincennes, IN 47591
- Submit Military Transcripts or DD214
Your military training may equate to academic credit at Vincennes University. Please have them sent to the Vincennes, Indiana location in order to speed up the evaluation process. If you have questions about your military transcript please contact Chris Skinner at email@example.com. In order to request a copy of you military transcript use one of the following links:
Army, Navy, Marine Transcript (Joint Services Transcript)
Community College of the Air Force Transcript Request Forms (CCAF)
- Apply for Campus Housing
If you would like to live on campus, it’s best to apply for student housing with Housing and Residential Life as early as possible. For more information contact Housing and Residential Life at (812) 888-4225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Attend Start VU
By attending new student orientation, you can learn about student organizations and popular activities around campus. You will also have the opportunity to meet with your academic advisor who will help you plan your first semester and academic career. You can register for Start VU online. For more information contact the Admissions Office at (800) 742-9198 or email@example.com.
- Visit Veterans Support Services
We love to meet Veteran students and dependents. Feel free to stop by Veterans Support Services, we are here to help! Or, feel free to contact Kristen Phillips at (812) 888-5421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.