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Proud to be a Military Friendly School for the third consecutive year.
  

Veterans

If you have served your country—or if you are a current active-duty member of the U.S. armed forces—talk to us about earning an Indiana University or Purdue University degree. Our welcoming Columbus campus is a short drive south of Indianapolis near Camp Atterbury.

With online, hybrid, off-site, evening, and day classes offered year-round, earning a degree at IUPUC is flexible and convenient. In addition, you’ll enjoy small class sizes and one-on-one attention from faculty and staff who care about helping you succeed.

Many veterans, current members of the military, and spouses and children of disabled or deceased veterans may qualify for federal educational benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). Take advantage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill and other VA educational benefits to which you are entitled!

Review our list of degree programs and determine if one of them is a good fit for your educational needs and career goals. Then contact our Office of Admissions and schedule an appointment with one of our counselors.

Getting Started

  • Review our “Getting Started” guide to educational benefits for veterans.
  • Download the free GI Bill® Benefits at “Benefits for Veterans” booklet containing information on state and federal programs.  GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • Determine if you qualify for VA educational benefits through the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
  • Then apply for admission to IUPUC and apply for your VA educational benefits. Processing both can take several weeks.
  • To earn credit from coursework completed prior to attending IUPUC, collect your transcripts from previous colleges and any military institutions that can be considered for IU credit.
  • Obtain copies of your military transcripts and your DD 214 discharge documents to provide to the Office of Admissions as part of your application for admission.

STEP 1: Apply for Admission

You have three options to apply for admission:

  1. Apply online.
  2. Download a paper application.
  3. Contact us at 812.348.7390 or admissions@iupuc.edu to request an application packet.

Include your one-time, non-refundable $50 application fee.

STEP 2: Apply for VA Benefits

  • Apply for your VA educational benefits through the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
  • NOTE: If you are receiving VA benefits at another university but wish to transfer to IUPUC, complete VA Form 22-1995, Request for Change of Program or Place of Training. Contact the ECO (see Step 5) when you are enrolled in IUPUC classes.

STEP 3: Waiting for Admission Decision

  • You can check the status of your application through OneStart. Create a guest account and click the “Self Service” tab.
  • You may also email or call the Office of Admissions to check your application status.

STEP 4: After Admission

  • You will receive an admission letter notifying you of your acceptance. The letter will contain your student ID number and other information.
  • Once you receive your student ID number, establish your IU technology accounts.
  • Contact University College at universitycollege@iupuc.edu or 812.348.7271 for next steps, including the name of your academic advisor, information about any required placement testing, and student orientation.
  • Complete placement testing if indicated.
  • Attend a new student orientation session as soon as possible.
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Register for classes via OneStart.

STEP 5: Start a VA Student File

  • When you are approved for your educational benefits, bring a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to the Office of the Registrar along with your most recent DD Form 214 Report of Separation or, if you are a member of the National Guard or Reserves, a DD Form 2384-1 (Notice of Basic Eligibility or NOBE).
  • IUPUC’s enrollment certifying official or ECO (also referred to as a “school certifying official”) will report your enrollment information to the VA through their VA-ONCE web application. The ECO reports all credit hours, tuition, and fee information to the VA.
  • If you decide to change degree programs or change your major after receiving benefits, the VA requires you complete complete Form 22-1995, Request for Change of Program or Place of Training. The ECO will remind you about that when you or your advisor submit the academic objective update form.
  • The ECO at IUPUC is Cynthia Scott in the Office of Registrar Services. Contact Cynthia at cynscott@iupuc.edu or 812.348.7319.