Many veterans are able to use their benefits to help fund their study abroad experience. If you are interested in using your VA benefits to assist in payment of a study abroad program, you must plan ahead. You will need to work closely with the Office of Study Abroad and the KU Veterans Benefits Coordinator to find the program that fits the requirements of the VA and your study abroad goals. In some instances the VA will only cover KU tuition costs and not other study abroad related fees. Your KU Veterans Benefits Coordinator will be able to assist you in determining what, if any, the VA can cover.
In general, three conditions must be met:
- Students must be enrolled in courses that will apply to their degree program.
- The courses at the "host" school in the foreign country must be approved.
- VA cannot pay any fees specific to studying abroad unless the student is required to study abroad as part of their degree.
If you are a veteran or dependent of a veteran and you are interested in using your funding, please call 785-864-3742 and make an appointment with Michele Arellano - Associate Director Office of Study Abroad as soon as possible.
VA Benefits Information Sheet on Study Abroad