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UIndy's Federal School Code: 001804
At a Glance

UIndy Freedom Award

Program Description

To recognize service men and women for their exemplary and heroic service to our country, UIndy grants will be offered to persons who are eligible for full veteran's benefits through the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 and the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Award Amount

The veteran, spouse or dependent child, if benefits transferred, is eligible for the Post 9/11 tuition benefit at UIndy at an amount equal to the highest in-state tuition at a public university.  Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, the Veterans Administration will also match award made by UIndy up to one half of the remaining tuition.  The UIndy Freedom Award would then be calculated as one half of the remaining tuition after the Post 9/11 base award, state and other federal gift aid have been applied to tuition.

Eligibility Criteria

The Freedom Award will be awarded to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Eligible for full Post 9/11 Veterans benefits and the Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Admissible as an undergraduate, day division student
  • Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 10 state deadline
  • Eligible if continues to be eligible for both VA awards up to a maximum of eight semesters


Stacking cap criteria do not apply as this is a full tuition guarantee program.  This award may not be combined with any UIndy merit scholarship, United Methodist Award or Service Award. The student is eligible for a book allowance of up to $1,000 from the VA.


Veterans interested in pursuing a degree at the University of Indianapolis and receiving the Freedom Award must complete the following:

  1. Freshman or Transfer Application for Admission
  2. Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. University of Indianapolis Application for Student Aid

If you have questions about the Freedom Award or admission to the University of Indianapolis, please contact the Office of Admissions at or 317-788-3216.