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Michigan
Ohio

Indiana

Free Tuition Program
Indiana offers free tuition at state schools to children under the age of 24 of disabled veterans, Purple Heart Recipients and their children, and children of former POW/MIA. The veteran must have:

  • been a resident of Indiana for 36 consecutive months
  • served in a wartime period (including August 2, 1990 - Present) or
  • received a Purple Heart Medal

The benefit includes free tuition and fees for 124 credit hours and is good at:

  • Ball State University
  • Indiana State University
  • IU Bloomington
  • IU East
  • IU Kokomo
  • IU Northwest
  • IU South Bend
  • IU Southeast
  • IUPU Ft. Wayne
  • IUPU Indianapolis
  • IUPU Columbus
  • IVY Tech
  • Purdue University Calumet
  • Purdue University North Central
  • Purdue University West Lafayette
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Vincennes University
  • WGU Indiana

Check out our Indiana veterans benefits page for more information and to see what other state benefits you may be eligible for. 

Kentucky

Tuition Waiver Program
A waiver of tuition is an education benefit provided by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in recognition of military service of certain Kentucky veterans. The tuition waiver is provided for children, stepchildren, adopted children, spouses, and unremarried widows & widowers. An approved tuition waiver means a student may attend any two-year, four-years schools or vocational technical schools that are operated and funded by the Kentucky Department of Education.

You may qualify if one of the following is true of the veteran:

- Died on active duty.
- Died as a direct result of a service connected disability as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- 100% service connected disabled.
- Totally disabled (non-service connected) with wartime service.
- Upon the death of any veteran who served during a wartime period.

Check out our Kentucky veterans benefits page for more information and to see what other state benefits you may be eligible for. 

Michigan

Tuition Grant 
Michigan provides an annual undergraduate tuition grant of up to $2,800 for the eligible children of certain deceased military personnel or totally and permanently disabled veterans.

Check out our Michigan veterans benefits page for more information and to see what other state benefits you may be eligible for. 

Ohio

Ohio War Orphans Scholarship

What is it? The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Program awards tuition assistance to the children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio veterans who served in the armed forces during a period of declared war or conflict.

Who is eligible? To receive War Orphans Scholarship benefits, a student must be enrolled for full-time undergraduate study and pursuing an associate or bachelor's degree at an eligible Ohio college or university. Ohio residency is required. Applicants must be under the age of 25.

How much aid is available? Scholarship benefits cover a portion of instructional and general fee charges at two and four-year public institutions and a portion of these charges at eligible private colleges and universities.

How do I apply? Application is made to the Ohio Board of Regents/State Grants and Scholarships Department.

Check out our Ohio veterans benefits page for more information and to see what other state benefits you may be eligible for. 

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