Veterans Administration's Office

Looking for Your Next Mission? We’re All about Helping Veterans Make the Switch to Outstanding Students. So What Are You Waiting for? Let’s Make it Happen!

Get Your Life. Changing. Education with Some Help from VA Benefits at Indian Hills Community College!


Whether you’ve finished your tour, are on active duty or are a member of the National Guard or reserve, you’re about to become our top priority. We’re proud to serve those who serve for us.

So tell us, what’s your next step? Where do you want your Life. Changing. education to take you? We stand ready to help make it happen.

Our office, the Veterans Affairs Office, has one goal: To offer exemplary support services to military veterans, active duty personnel, members of the National Guard, reservists, and other eligible persons while they are attending Indian Hills Community College. So let’s get started!


Need Details from the Veterans Affairs Education Benefits Program? We’ve Got Them All Right Here!

There are a lot of rules, forms, certifications and applications for students who qualify for VA benefits. But don’t worry, we won’t make you memorize or search for them all across the web. Just scroll through our links here to find what you need for your Life. Changing. education at Indian Hills.


New Student Veteran Checklist CHAMPs Military Refund Policy
Veteran's Education Resources Veteran's Health Resources Veteran's Crisis Line
Understanding PTSD Home Base Iowa  



"The Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partner (CHAMPs) program helps promote Iowa as an attractive place for veterans and their family who choose to pursue their higher education goals." 

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In February 2016, Indian Hills Community College became a Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partner (CHAMP) campus.  This recognition comes to Indian Hills Community College for having the ability to educate and assist veterans on campus with the resources necessary for them to complete their educational goals. 


Veteran Benefits can cover flight training up to 100%
As a veteran, your VA benefits may cover up to 100% of the cost of both your flight training with Coast Flight and your associate's degree through Indian Hills Community College.

Contact our Veterans Affairs Office for Details


Jacob Zeller-Schroeder, United States Navy“I honestly felt that, had I gone to another school, I would not have received the one-on-one assistance I needed. The high-quality Student Services staff, instructors, low tuition, and rock-solid aviation program made it clear that I had chosen the right school for my education.” Jacob Zeller–Schroeder, United States Navy

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placeholder_profileMelissa Schlesselman, Veteran's Administration, Enrollment Services Advisor
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5328 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5328
Email: [email protected]