Mission Statement

IVETS supports veterans, the military-connected community, and their families at the University of Iowa as they navigate their educational paths. 


The Military and Veteran Student Services (MVSS) along with the Veteran Education Transition Services (VETS) have joined forces to create the new unit of Iowa Veterans Education, Transition, and Support (IVETS). This new unit was officially formed on January 1, 2020.

There are more than 2,260 veterans, dependents, and active-duty members attending the University of Iowa during any given term, and it is the purpose of the Iowa Veterans Education, Transition, and Support office to provide all Veteran and military-affiliated students with the resources, guidance and assistance they need to be successful Hawkeyes.

There are more than half-a-dozen educational assistance programs funded through the Veterans Administration and while a majority of our veterans are receiving educational benefits from the VA, we also serve a large and growing population of Veterans who do not receive benefits but are continuing their education.