US veteran benefits

US veterans may be eligible for financial support from the US Department of Veteran Affairs.

La Trobe is approved to administer US Department of Veteran Affairs veteran benefits to all eligible US veterans enrolled in an approved course under the GI Bill program.

An approved program is a course of study or a program of training that has been determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs as meeting the legal requirements for payment of educational assistance benefits to veterans and other eligible persons.

Under this program, the US Department of Veterans Affairs will pay eligible students’ study costs for approved La Trobe courses.

Find out more information about veteran benefits on the US Department of Veteran Affairs website.

Is my course approved for veteran benefits?

You can check whether your course is approved for veteran benefits on the US Department of Veterans Affairs website by entering the following details:

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

Please note that not all La Trobe University courses are listed on the Department of Veterans Affairs website. If you can’t find your course on the site, contact our US Financial Aid office.

See if your course is approved via the US Department of Veteran Affairs website.

What benefits am I entitled to?

Veterans Affairs educational benefits for 100 per cent eligible students is limited to a maximum of US$17 500 per year.

If you’re eligible for 100 per cent benefits, but they don’t cover your entire course cost, you may also apply for US Financial Aid under the Direct Loan Program.

How to apply

To apply for your veteran educational benefits, you need to apply on the US Department of Veterans Affairs website.

The Department will issue you a Certificate of Eligibility, which you should submit to the Veterans Affairs certifying official or Financial Aid Administrator at La Trobe. They will organise your course approval (if not yet approved) and certify your enrolment with the Department.