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.
» 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 March 10 FAFSA Priority Receipt Deadline does not apply to CVO eligibility determination, but the FAFSA should be completed prior to enrollment.
» The student's FAFSA must be valid. This means that all errors and ICHE edits that could affect a student's eligibility for federal or state aid must be cleared. This does not include ICHE edits dealing with the FAFSA Priority Receipt Deadline, or the first bachelor’s degree requirement.
» 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.
» Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.
» Student should submit all documentation prior to the beginning of the semester of enrollment. Application submission during the last three to four weeks of the semester may be too late for an award to be processed.