CVO Regulation

The Child of a Disabled Veteran Program and Public Safety Officer Supplemental Grant Program (CVO) provides tuition and fee assistance for eligible children of disabled Indiana veterans, eligible children and spouses of certain member of the Indiana National Guard killed while service on state active duty, and eligible children and spouses of certain Indiana public safety officers killed in the line of duty. The grant pays 100% of tuition and the general fee (IUPUI) or technology fee (IUPUC) as a supplement to other state financial aid. It does not cover other fees such as course-related fees or room and board.

Types of CVO Awards:
» Child of a Disabled Veteran
» Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home (Morton High School)
» Children and Spouse of Indiana National Guard Member
» Children and Spouse of Public Safety Officer
» Indiana Purple Heart Recipient Veteran

Critical Steps:

» Students seeking CVO benefits are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each aid year they wish to receive CVO. The March 10 FAFSA Priority Receipt Deadline does not apply to CVO eligibility determination.

» The student's FAFSA must be valid. This means that all errors and ICHE edits that could affect a student's eligibility for federal or state aid must be cleared. This does not include ICHE edits dealing with the FAFSA Priority Receipt Deadline, the eligibility time limit for ICHE grants, or the first bachelor’s degree requirement.

» Students must not be in default or overpayment on a government loan or grant.

» Students must meet the residency requirements of the Indiana institution they are attending. (Non-resident students admitted into the CVO program prior to July 1, 2005 will be grandfathered in if they received CVO in the 2004-05 aid year.)

» The veteran must have, at some time, been a resident of Indiana for 36 consecutive months.

» Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.

» Student should submit all documentation prior to the beginning of the semester of enrollment. Submission must occur during the semester for benefits to be awarded. Submission during the last three to four weeks of classes of a semester may be too late for an award to be processed.

» A break of attendance (both fall and spring) requires the submission of the original and certified application.