We are so glad you are joining the ISU community! Our office is located at 5600 of the Memorial Union and are your centralized space on campus where students can study, have a meeting space, hangout in our student lounge, and have dedicated staff to provide and support you in all your student veteran needs. We are also have a School Certifying Official (SCO) in our office two days a week to help you with your educational benefits and other financial needs.
Checklist for Veterans Attending ISU
1) Applying to ISU: Request Service Transcripts
All veteran and military personnel applicants must complete an application for admissions and meet the requirements outlined for either transfer or freshmen students. If you have served or are currently serving, you are required to submit your military transcripts when you apply for admission. For those serving in the Air Force, you will need to request a Community College of the Air Force transcript; for all other branches, you will need to request a Joint Services Transcript. Please note that getting transcripts will take some time, please request transcripts as soon as possible!
2) Applying to ISU: Other Admission Requirements
If you have not completed at least 24 graded academic credits, you are required to submit the following items.
- High school transcript
- ACT or SAT scores
- Military transcript (JST or CCAF)
- Transcripts from all colleges attended (if applicable)
3) Applying to ISU: Important Reminders
- If you have not completed any college courses prior to enrollment, you will be considered a freshman, so you must apply as an incoming freshman. Please refer to the freshmen admission requirements when applying.
- Career technical, development/remedial, and military credits do not count as academic credit. To see what credits can be transferred, please visit see admissions military credit.
- The qualifications as a graduate student differ by department and program. You will need to be in contact with your department or program advisor. You can still use GI Bill benefits and the process for graduate students are the same as for undergraduate students.
4) GI Bill Benefits
Steps to using GI Bill benefits at ISU. Please visit the Office of the Registrars website to contact certifying officials and see the different types of benefits veteran and military-affiliated students can take advantage of.
5) In-State Tuition Benefit + Scholarships & Aid
- In-state tuition eligibility: We want to ensure you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about in-state tuition, please contact Ron Sykora at the Office of the Registrar to see whether you are eligible for in-state tuition. Ron will also be doing hours in the Military-Affiliated Student Center two days per week in case you would like to talk to him in person. Changes to this federal policy can happen frequently, contacting Ron or other certifying officials is the best way to ensure you receive the most up-to-date information!
- FASFA: You can still apply for FASFA, even if you are eligible and using the GI Bill. Please visit our scholarships page for more information and how to apply for FASFA. Please make sure to apply by the priority deadline to receive all funds you are eligible for. You can still apply after the deadline has passed, but you may not receive the full amount of funds you would have been offered.
- External scholarships: There are also opportunities to apply for scholarships offered through non-profit organizations for military-affiliated and veteran students. Please download this PDF for a list of the updated scholarships for the academic year 22-23.
6) Other ISU Resources
- Did you know that all ISU students (both undergraduate and graduate) are eligible for health insurance? All ISU students who are taking 5 or more credit hours are eligible to enroll for health insurance. For information on enrollment periods and how to enroll, please visit ISU SSHIP
- Find all available scholarships in one easy place! ISU OneApp houses all scholarships that are available to ISU students.