The University of Sydney accepts students who are eligible for a range of US Veterans Affairs Benefit Programs. We are accredited under the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill to administer US Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) funding.
If you’re eligible, the Department of Veteran Affairs will pay education benefits to assist with an approved program of education or training.
Each Veteran Affairs education program has distinct eligibility requirements under specific chapters of Title 38, US Code (USC).
The US Department of Veterans Affairs is the only organisation authorised to determine your eligibility. If you have specific questions relating to eligibility, please contact the Department of Veteran Affairs Education Benefits Assistance Service on +1 918 781 5678 from outside of the United States or 888-442-4551 if calling from inside the United States. Alternatively, you can use the Ask VA online portal.
Veteran Affairs (VA) provided leniency to allow online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, this leniency expired on 1 June 2022. From 1 June 2022, programs taught entirely or in part using online instruction are not approved for the use of VA education benefits. All students must attend classes in a formal classroom setting from 1 June 2022 to be eligible for VA education benefits.
An approved program is a course of study or a program of training that has been determined by the DVA as meeting the legal requirements for payment of educational assistance benefits to veterans and other eligible people.
If your program is not on the list of approved programs, please contact us so we can request for it to be added. The program approval process may take up to six months, so you need to apply as early as possible.
Approved programs include:
You can apply for the Veterans Affairs benefits online through the Veteran online application website. To complete a paper application form, call the VA Office on 888 442 4551 (from the U.S.) to request an application form be mailed to you.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will issue you with a Certificate of Eligibility. You need to provide this to our International Loans Team to certify your enrolment.
It is your responsibility to notify our International Loans Team if you reduce your hours of enrolment by withdrawing from a unit, terminating your enrolment, or making any other changes that would affect your payment status. If you withdraw or drop a unit, you may have to repay all or part of the benefits you received for the unit(s).
If the benefits you are eligible for do not meet your expected costs, you may apply for US Financial Aid under the Federal Direct Loans Program.