US veteran benefits

Veteran benefits

La Trobe University has approval to administer US Department of Veteran Affairs Veteran benefits to all eligible veterans enrolled in a approved course under the MGIB program.

For further information regarding eligibility and entitlements, visit the US Department of Veteran Affairs website.

The US Department of Veteran Affairs will pay eligible students' benefits to study in an approved course at La Trobe University. Not all courses are listed on the US Department of Veteran Affairs website. As approved programs of study applications are submitted by the La Trobe US Financial Aid office when a student has either received an offer or is enrolled in a course and has received an eligibility letter from the US Department of Veteran Affairs confirming their eligibility to receive veteran benefits.

You can check if your degree is approved on the US Department of Veteran Affairs by entering the following information:

Institution: La Trobe University
Program type: Institution of Higher Learning
Country: Australia

If you are unable to locate your course in the list of approved programs, please contact the US Financial Aid office at USFinancialaid@latrobe.edu.au.

As the approval can take a long time, it is advisable that you contact the Financial Aid office as early as possible at USFinancialaid@latrobe.edu.au.

To apply for your veteran educational benefits, submit the application form on the Department's website.

The US Department of Veteran Affairs will issue you a Certificate of Eligibility, which should be submitted to the VA certifying official/Financial Aid administrator at La Trobe University, to organise your course approval if not yet approved, as well as certify your enrolment with the US Department of Veteran Affairs.

If you are eligible for 100% benefits, but they might not cover your entire course fees, you may apply for Financial Aid under the Direct Loan Program.

For further information regarding VA benefits visit US Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Changes to VA funding effective 1 August 2011

From 1 August 2011, VA educational benefits for 100% eligible students is limited to maximum $US17,500 per year.