Legislation - Veterans Support Services
Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e) Compliance Policy
NOTE: A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.
A covered individual can attend or participate in their course of education at Vincennes University during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides the institution with a Certificate of Eligibility or Statement of Benefits, obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), for entitlement under Chapter 33, or VA Form 28-1905 for Chapter 31 authorization, and ending on the earlier of the following dates:
- The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution
- 90 days after the date that the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of a Certificate of Eligibility
Vincennes University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institution facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under Chapter 31 or 33.
To be covered by this policy, the student must:
- Submit a Certificate of Eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance to the School Certifying Official.
- Complete a Request for Certification form to use their entitlement.
Additionally, if there is a difference between the student’s financial obligation to the institution and the amount of the VA’s education benefit disbursement, an additional fee may be imposed if the difference is not paid by the beginning of classes for the given semester.
Veteran Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”)
The in-state tuition provision requires VA to disapprove programs of education under the Post-9/11 and Montgomery GI Bill® programs at public institutions of higher learning if the schools charge qualifying Veterans, spouses, and dependents tuition and fees in excess of the rate for resident students for terms that begin after July 1, 2015.
Students Eligible for In-State Tuition under Section 702 are:
- A Veteran who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
- A spouse or child using transferred benefits who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within 3 years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
- A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Servicemember’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
For more information please visit: GI Bill School Resources
Indiana Second Service for Veterans
On March 25, 2014, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed Indiana Senate Bill 331 or the Second Service for Veterans Act. This act provides out of state Veterans who apply for and are accepted into education or education-equivalent programs to receive in-state tuition rates at Indiana's public higher education institutions.
Please note: GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at GI Bill.