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Education Abroad

The Post-9/11 GI Bill

Information taken from "Information About Study Abroad Programs"

Students are encouraged to visit with the Office of Veterans Affairs at Kansas State University before committing to an education abroad program if they wish to utilize the GI Bill benefit to ensure the program meets the criteria listed below.

To use VA funds to study abroad

  • Students must be enrolled in courses that will apply to their program.
  • The programs at the 'host' school in the foreign country must be approved.
  • VA cannot pay any fees specific to education abroad unless the student is required to study abroad as part of their program; i.e. the VA will not pay the K-State Education Abroad $300 administrative fee.
  • Note: Any amounts payable are reduced if the student is not eligible at the 100% payment tier. Example: If the student’s benefit payment tier is 40%, VA would pay 40% of the housing allowance, 40% of charged tuition and 40% of the books stipend.

In cases of exchange programs and some faculty led programs, where tuition for education abroad is paid to Kansas State University directly

  • VA could pay the home school’s tuition, up to the in-state maximum allowed (Room and board charges cannot be included in tuition costs). Funds are sent directly to the home school.
  • VA could provide a monthly housing allowance to the student, if the student is enrolled more than ½-time. These funds are sent directly to the student to help with room and board costs.
  • VA could provide a books and supplies stipend directly to the student.
  • VA would pay no charges directly to the host school.
  • VA could not pay for any fees specifically due to participation in the education abroad program unless study abroad was mandatory for the specific degree.
  • VA cannot pay airfare
  • VA cannot pay amenities fees or host school fees

In cases of some direct enroll programs and some faculty led programs, if the host university is approved to certify enrollments to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

  • VA could pay the tuition and fees, up to the national average in-state maximum tuition and fee charges (Room and board charges cannot be included in tuition costs), if host school is approved to certify enrollments to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • The VA could pay the fees that all students that regularly attend the institution must pay—not fees specific to education abroad students.
  • VA could provide a monthly housing allowance to the student, if the student is enrolled more than ½-time. These funds are sent directly to the student to help with room and board costs.
  • VA could provide books and supplies stipend directly to the student.
  • VA would pay tuition directly to host school. 
  • VA could not pay for any fees the home school charges for education abroad fees
  • VA cannot pay airfare

In cases of program providers

  • VA benefits cannot be used towards program providers

 

Contact for K-State’s Veterans Affairs Office
  • 221 Anderson, 785-532-7061
  • Must complete K-State’s Veterans Information Form (VIF) in order to be certified to the VA. Form can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/veteran/benefits/    
  • Students must take and transfer back the same amount of credits they signed up for.

 

Interested military connected students can review further information about program options here.