15 Military Friendly Colleges in Indiana

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Military Friendly Colleges in Indiana

Funding for Military Friendly Colleges in Indiana

There are many military friendly colleges in Indiana. According to the VA, in 2017, 238 Indiana schools received Post 9/11 GI bill funds for over 7,900 students totaling over $50 million dollars.

There are six active programs that offer benefits for vets’ education. If eligible, all of these may be used to help fund a college education.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • All Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program (MGIB AD)
  • Educational Assistance for Members of the Selected Reserve (MGIB SR)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)
  • Post Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

 

The most used benefit program is the Post 9/11 GI Bill. At military friendly colleges in Indiana, 78% of the beneficiaries used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help fund their education.

Military Program# of 2017 veterans eaRNING aid at Iowa colleges
Post 9 / 1110,706
MGIB – AD493
MIGB – SR1,214
REAP18
DEA1,266
VEAP0

 

2020 15 Military Friendly Colleges in Indiana

These 15 military friendly colleges in Indiana are listed based on the total amount of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits awarded in the 2017 / 2018 school year. All of the data cited from the National Center for Education Statistics. Many of these schools take part in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a part of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, the schools and the VA pay the tuition and fees not paid for by the GI Bill.

1Purdue University Global


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $26.36M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $5,993
Grad: $5,861

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 3,661
Grad: 755

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: 30%

2Indiana University-Bloomington
107 South Indiana Ave | Bloomington, IN 47405


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $4.72M

Indiana University Bloomington is the first military friendly college in Indiana with over 470 students who receive GI Bill benefits. The school’s connections to the US military date back to the school’s founding in 1820. Many of IU’s first students, faculty members, and trustees had military ties, like those who served in the War of 1812.

The school has a Center for Veteran and Military Students on campus as well as a chapter of Student Veterans of America.

IU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering an unlimited number of students an unlimited max contribution per year, per student.

IU offers credit for military training. Retention rates for students who receive military benefits are 87% for full time and 100% for part time attendees.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,498
Grad: $16,730

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 182
Grad: 179

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 90%
Part Time: 87%

3 Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
420 University Blvd | Indianapolis, IN 46202


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $4.61M

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) values the sacrifice put forth by members of the US military and is committed to helping them achieve their goals of higher education. Their vets helping vets initiative helps military connected students find a fellow service member to problem solve and study with.

IUPUI is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program and offers 12 students up to $10,000 in grants per student, per year.

The school offers credit for military training. The retention rate for full time students who receive military benefits is 85%, while the rate for part time students in 57%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $7,568
Grad: $12,605

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 462
Grad: 89

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 73%
Part Time: 51%

4Purdue University-Main Campus
Hovde Hall of Administration | West Lafayette, IN 47907


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $3.474895M

Purdue University Main Campus’ Veterans Success Center houses Veterans Certifying Officials, the Director, VA Work study students, the offices for the PSVO, and study and lounge space for all vet and military students, as well as their family members. Those using the GI Bill benefit may be eligible for VA Work Study. Each semester there are openings in the Veterans Success Center and the Military Family Research Institute. 

Purdue University Main Campus participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 50 students up to $7,000 in grants per student, per year.

The school offers credit for military training. The retention rate for full time students who receive military benefits is 94%, while the rate for part time students in 50%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $8,933
Grad: $9,196

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 249
Grad: 136

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 91%
Part Time: 74%

 

5Ivy Tech Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $2.51M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $1,747
Grad: $N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 1,440
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 53%
Part Time: 40%

6 Indiana Institute of Technology-College of Professional Studies
1600 E Washington Blvd | Fort Wayne, IN 46803


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $2.04M

The Indiana Institute of Technology Fort Wayne’s Warrior Veterans Organization (WVO) is a student organization that provides support to veterans and service members inside and outside of school. In cooperation with WVO, the school also maintains a special Blackboard area for current students called MIL 1000. Both the WVO and the Blackboard area for veterans are assets in helping Indiana Tech student vets succeed.

Indiana Tech offers an unlimited number of undergrad and grad students a $5,000 max contribution per year, per student. The Law School offers PhD students a $10,000 max contribution per year, per student.

The school offers credit for military training. Retention rates are 91% for full time and 100% for part time students.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $7,563
Grad: $3,289

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 252
Grad: 41

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 43%
Part Time: 21%

7Ball State University
2000 University Ave | Muncie, IN 47306


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.67M

Ball State University (BSU) provides comprehensive resources to vets, reservists, guardsmen, and family members to aid in their success as students. Ball State’s Student Veterans Organization (SVO) provides information, assistance, and social activities to vets within the Ball State community.

BSU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 30 students up to $2,000 in grants per student, per year.

The school offers credit for military training. Retention rates for students receiving military benefits are 91% for full time students and 67% for part time students.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $7,775
Grad: $5,940

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 169
Grad: 61

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 75%
Part Time: 50%

8Indiana State University
210 N 7th St | Terre Haute, IN 47809


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: 1.38M

Indiana State University (ISU) offers free assistance with vets’ educational benefits programs through their Veterans Service Coordinator. ISU has both a Veterans Resource Center and a Student Veterans Association (SVA) on campus. The school offers a Student Counseling Center and a therapist from the Veterans Administration is available on campus at selected times.

ISU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 20 students up to $1,000 in grants per student, per year.

The school offers credit for military training. The retention rate for full time students who receive military benefits is 89%, while the retention rate for part time students is 33%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,268
Grad: $5,991

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 204
Grad: 17

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 65%
Part Time: 27%

9 University of Indianapolis
1400 E Hanna Ave | Indianapolis, IN 46227


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.04M

University of Indianapolis has both a veterans’ affairs representative and a Student Veterans Organization (SVO) on campus. The school offers the UIndy Freedom Award grant to recognize service men and women for their exemplary and heroic service to our country.

U of Indianapolis takes part in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering an unlimited number of undergrad students an unlimited max contribution per year, per student.

The school offers credit for military training. The retention rate for students receiving military benefits is 71% for full time students and 100% for part time students.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $16,158
Grad: $9,929

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 52
Grad: 21

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 73%
Part Time: 27%

10Vincennes University


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.83M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,536
Grad: $N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 127
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 32%
Part Time: 50%

11Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Rd | Indianapolis, IN 46222


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.79M

Marian University is a member of Service members Opportunity Colleges.

Marian participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 100 undergrads in each of its schools/divisions a grant of up to $8,000 per student, per year.

The school offers credit for military training. The retention rates for students receiving military education benefits are 100% for full time students and 100% for part time students.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $18,426
Grad: $N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 43
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 83%
Part Time: 100%

12Purdue University Northwest


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.68M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $5,407
Grad: $2,646

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 123
Grad: 6

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 67%
Part Time: 41%

13Indiana University-Southeast


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.65M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $4,997
Grad: 4,254

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 120
Grad: 12

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 61%
Part Time: 31%

14Purdue University Fort Wayne


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.65M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $5,344
Grad: $7,330

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 110
Grad: 5

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 57%
Part Time: 28%

15 University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Blvd | Evansville, IN 47712


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.58M

University of Southern Indiana (USI) welcomes all who have served or are currently serving our country as well as the spouses and dependents of service members. The University’s Veteran, Military & Family Resource Center assists students with applying for and utilizing Department of Veterans Affairs Education benefits. The Veteran Talon is a military and vet newsletter at the university to keep VA Education Benefit recipients current on events and dates for priority registration, healthcare, counseling, parades, and more.

USI takes part in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 10 students up to $1,000 per year, per student.

The University offers academic credit for learning acquired in the military. The retention rate for students receiving military education benefits is 70% for full time students and 100% for part time students.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $5,294
Grad: $3,890

Undergrad: 102
Grad: 12

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 67%
Part Time: 59%

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