Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs OfficeThe Veterans Affairs Office provides assistance in obtaining VA education benefits to veterans and other eligible persons. This office also administers the education benefits program of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for those students attending Indian Hills Community College Online or at the Main Campus (Ottumwa), Centerville Campus, North Campus, or eight County Service Centers.

The goal of the Veterans Affairs Office is to provide exemplary support services to military veterans, active duty, members of the National Guard, reservists, and other eligible persons while they are attending Indian Hills Community College.

G.I. Jobs Military Friendly SchoolSince 2009, G.I. Jobs has included Indian Hills Community College on its list of Military Friendly Schools® based on the college's academic programs and reputation, as well as its support to student veterans. Indian Hills proudly serves over 150 veterans. We Serve Those Who Serve Us.

Indian Hills Listed Among the 2014 Military Friendly Schools

Veteran GraduatesVA Resources

For your convenience, we have compiled information covering the Veterans Affairs Education Benefits Program, how to apply, rules and regulations, and certification information, as well as several resources catered to your needs.

Home Base IowaThrough their service, veterans have already proven they share the values we hold dear as Iowans — hard work, leadership, and patriotism, among others. Home Base Iowa allows veterans to find the right job for them in Iowa, and to become a part of our communities.” — Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa

Home Base Iowa serves as a comprehensive source for job services available to veterans in Iowa, featuring job postings, links to job fairs, and up–to–date information about educational opportunities, job training, and much more!

What Indian Hills Student Veterans are Saying...

Levi Weuve, Army National Guard“I was impressed with the academic advising at Indian Hills. My advisor worked closely with the VA Coordinator to help me stay on track with my degree plan. They even care about the little things. For example, one time, an advisor made a phone call to fix something on my account, just so I wouldn't have to stand in a long line. I appreciate all that Indian Hills did for me.”
—Levi Weuve, Army National Guard, Automotive Collison Technology

Tasha Conger, Iowa National Guard“I really enjoyed the Veterans events that Indian Hills held each year. I appreciated the recognition of students during Veterans Day. My fellow classmates, as well as teachers, commented about my service with the military and thanked me. I was impressed!”
—Tasha Conger, Iowa National Guard, Arts and Sciences

Jacob Zeller-Schroeder, United States Navy“I honestly felt that, had I gone to a bigger 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 had I chosen the right school for my education.”
—Jacob Zeller–Schroeder, United States Navy, Aviation Maintenance Technology

Mathew Geil, National Guard“I appreciated the one–on–one attention I received in applying for Tuition Assistance and my GI Bill. The college I attended previously simply gave me pamphlets and instructional worksheets, and sent me on my way; I was truly overwhelmed. The staff at Indian Hills helped me succeed.”
—Mathew Geil, National Guard, Diesel Power Technology


Melissa Schlesselman
Indian Hills Community College
Bennett Student Services Center
623 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, IA 52501
phone: (641) 683-5328 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5328

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