Supporting Hoosier Veterans

Supporting Hoosier Veterans

Friday, November 4, 2022

The commitment to serve our nation is deeply rooted in our state's heritage, with more than 300,000 veterans living in Indiana. To recognize their sacrifice, we observe Veterans Day on Nov. 11 to honor the brave men and women who have served our country.

The Indiana General Assembly has a strong record of supporting Hoosier veterans and their families.

Here are just a few examples of the long list of programs and assistance available to our veterans.

  • In-State Tuition for Veterans: All honorably discharged veterans who enroll at an Indiana public college within one year of discharge are eligible for in-state tuition.
  • Free College for Indiana National Guard Members: The National Guard Supplemental Grant ensures all Indiana Air and Army National Guard members receive 100% tuition and fee support while pursuing higher education.
  • Financial Support for Military Families: The Military Family Relief Fund assists Hoosier veterans and their families experiencing financial hardship with funding to use on needs including housing, utilities, food, medical services and transportation.

The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) can connect veterans with these and other benefits by filling out the IDVA Vet Connect Form.

Additional assistance is also available through organizations including Disabled American Veterans, Hoosier Women Veterans, AMVETS and the American Legion.

You can also access a list of resources available to veterans at

Since our country's founding, generations of Americans have reaffirmed their dedication and loyalty to our country by serving in the military, and it is important we support them and their families in return.

May we never take our freedom – and their sacrifice – for granted.