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Child of a Disabled Veteran Program and Public Safety Officer Supplemental Grant Program (The CVO Program)

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 members of the Indiana National Guard killed while 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, general fee, and repair & rehabilitation fee as a supplement to other state financial aid. It does not cover other fees such as course-related fees, textbooks, or room and board.

Types of Awards:

» Child of a Deceased or Disabled Veteran
» Child of Purple Heart Recipient or Wounded 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
» National Guard Supplemental Grant

Required Application Steps:

» Students seeking CVO benefits are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each aid year they wish to receive CVO. The state of Indiana's April 15 FAFSA priority filing deadline does not apply to CVO eligibility determination. However, the FAFSA should be completed prior to enrollment. 

» The student's FAFSA must be valid. This means that all errors and Indiana Commission for Higher Education edits that could affect a student's eligibility for federal or state aid must be cleared. This does not include CHE edits dealing with the FAFSA priority filing deadline or the first bachelor’s degree requirement. Students are encouraged to check ScholarTrack for any edits that must be corrected .

» 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.

» The veteran must have, at some time, been a resident of Indiana for 36 consecutive months as determined by the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs.

» CVO recipients must make sure that their CVO eligibility is on file with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Students can check their status or submit their CVO documentation through their ScholarTrack account. (Note: Students are limited to 124 total CVO hours.)