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Last Revision: January 30, 2024

VA Benefits

If you are a veteran of the U.S. military, there are multiple GI Bill® benefits for which you might qualify.

If you are using VA benefits to cover your tuition, you will need to initially pay your tuition with a credit card upon registration or set up the automatic debit plan. Also, due to Veteran’s Administration (VA) Consent Compliance regulations in relation to the Principles of Excellence Executive Order, APUS is now required to gain and log your consent, for each course, prior to submitting your enrollment to the VA.

If you are eligible to combine Department of Defense (DoD) tuition assistance with VA benefits, you must notify your VA office.

To determine your eligibility for VA benefits, contact the VA office online at www.GIBill.va.gov or call them toll free at 888-442-4551.

For information on the number of semester hours required for full-, three quarter-, or half-time VA benefit levels, please go to the Definition of Full-Time Status for VA Students.

For more information regarding using VA benefits for your APUS courses, please visit our AMU or APU tuition & finance site.

If you are experiencing difficult circumstances while coordinating VA benefits and tuition payment, please contact [email protected] for assistance.