The core mission of the Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS) at IU South Bend is to ensure that our veterans, service members, reservists, veteran dependents, and military families who attend IU South Bend have comprehensive accessibility to the personal, professional, and academic resources they need to persist and succeed in their education and career preparation.
We are here to ensure your success and maximize your military benefits at the state and federal levels. While our office assists with VA education benefits counseling and navigating the application process, we cannot determine individual eligibility. For state VA benefits, applications are evaluated by the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs (IDVA). For federal VA benefits (GI Bill), applications are evaluated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).