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President McRobbie

Michael A. McRobbie

President of Indiana University

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Thank you for making the extraordinary decision to serve our country. Veterans Support Services is committed to providing personal support and assistance for military students and families. We are here to serve you, and we encourage you to visit our office for help with any student- or military-related concern. 

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Yellow Ribbon

We will begin accepting applications* for Yellow Ribbon benefits for the 2014/2015 academic year on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The current agreement between IU and the VA allows a maximum of 50 students for YR benefits. Each student is eligible to receive an unlimited benefit up to the actual out-of-state costs. Yellow Ribbon benefits may not exceed the actual difference between resident and nonresident tuition rates. To be eligible for Yellow Ribbon benefits you must be a veteran* or transferee* with Post 9/11 education benefits eligibility at the 100% tier. Active duty service members, including those on terminal leave, are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon until the enrollment period that begins after their discharge date.

*If you are still on active duty, including terminal leave, at the beginning of an academic term, you will not be Yellow Ribbon eligible even if you ETS during that term.

*Spouses of active duty service members using transferred benefits are treated the same as the service member and, therefore, are not Yellow Ribbon eligible. Contact Veterans Support Services if you have questions about when your Yellow Ribbon eligibility may begin.

Applications sent prior to 8 a.m. ET, on Thursday, May 1, 2014, will not be accepted or returned. Applications must be hand signed and may be faxed to 812-856-2486, scanned and emailed to, submitted in person, or mailed to Veterans Support Services, Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E 7th Street Room M084, Bloomington, IN 47405. Click here for application. Click here for IU Yellow Ribbon fact sheet.

Feel free to email or call 812-856-1985 with questions.

Graduation Honor Cords

Service members on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserves, as well as veterans of the United States Armed Forces, including Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard, are entitled to wear a twisted cord of red, white, and blue. ROTC graduates who will commission on or immediately after graduation are also eligible. Armed service cords may be worn only by the individual who has served, is serving, or will serve; relatives, friends, and beneficiaries are not eligible. Graduates may stop by VSS during finals week to obtain a cord. Proof of service, such as DD214, military ID card, etc., is required at the time of receipt of the cord.

Spring Math Tutoring Hours

Location: VSS, IMU M084
Dead Week: Monday 4/28 5-7 PM and Tuesday, 4/29 6:30-8:30 PM
Finals Week:  Sunday 5/4, Monday 5/5 and Wednesday 5/7, all from 5-7 PM

Veterans Family Support Grant Application

The Veterans Family Support Grant awards $2,000 per academic year (AY) to a student veteran or military member who is supporting a child or children under the age of 18 while enrolled full-time at IUB. More Information >

Veteran/Indiana National Guard Tuition Residency Exception

If you are a non-resident undergraduate veteran or member of the Indiana National Guard, you may be eligible for a tuition residency exception.  This is based on a state law that took effect July 1, 2013.  To be eligible you must begin your first term of enrollment within 12 months of separation from service with an honorable discharge or be currently serving in the Indiana National Guard.  You must also show that you are physically living in the state and pursuing legal residency by providing an Indiana driver’s license, state issued ID card, voter registration, or automobile registration.  If you are eligible, you will be charged the in-state tuition rate even while still classified as a non-resident student.

This law only applies to undergraduate veterans or NG member themselves – family members are not covered.

If you think you qualify or if you have questions about this program, please contact us at or 812-856-1985.

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CVO Applications for 2014-2015 Now Available

The State of Indiana has released its application for CVO benefits for the 2014-2015 school year. You can find more information about the benefits here. Applications for the 2014-2015 school year are now available here


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