Indiana University Kokomo values the sacrifice put forth by our vast population of student veterans and we continue to do all that we can to aid them in pursuing a higher education.
If you are serving on active duty stationed in Indiana on permanent change of station (PCS) orders, you and your spouse may be considered non-residents of the state of Indiana for university tuition purposes. However, your military status entitles you to a remission of the non-resident portion of your credit hour fees. This does not change your residency classification, but provides a reduction in tuition charges down to the resident (in-state) rate. You must provide a copy of the military orders and a photo ID to the VA School Certifying Official. Spouses of military personnel must provide a military-issued ID card in addition to military orders.
If you are a veteran with an honorable discharge who is enrolling as a non-resident student within 12 months of separation from service, you may qualify for a residency exception under Senate Enrolled Act 177 or 434. Current members of the Indiana National Guard are also eligible.
You must present a copy of your DD214 or proof of current NG membership to the Veterans School Certifying Official. You are also required to show intent to establish residency by providing an IN driver’s license, IN automobile registration, or IN voter registration within your first 12 months at IU. This does not change your residency classification, but provides a reduction in tuition charges down to the resident (in-state) rate.
If you are a veteran or dependent using Post 9/11 or Montgomery GI Bill® benefits within three years after final discharge or on terminal leave, you may qualify to receive the resident tuition rates under the Choice Act.
Section 702, The Choice Act
Beginning July 1, 2015: Section 702, The Choice Act, requires public institutions of higher learning to charge resident tuition rates to veterans and dependents of veterans who are using Post 9/11, Montgomery GI Bill® or Fry Scholarship benefits and are within 3 years after their final discharge from active service. You must be discharged or complete terminal leave during the semester to qualify.