US Veterans Benefits

Eligible American students may be able to finance their studies at Massey University with education benefits available from the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Benefits

The Education Benefits administered by the department are:

  • The Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty/Selected Reserve)
  • Veterans/Reserve/Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance Programme
  • Educational Assistance Test Programme
  • National Call to Service Programme

Eligibility

To find out whether you qualify, visit the Veterans' Affairs website, or phone 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1 888 442 4551) to speak with a counsellor.

How much you are entitled to will depend on your service record. General rates are available as a guide on the VA website.

Programme Approval

The Department of Veteran's Affairs will only consider to approve programmes of study in which US Veterans are enrolled or interested in enrolling. View a list of approved programmes of study on the Veteran's Affairs website. To search for approved programmes enter the following details in the search fields to find the specific Massey information:

  • Institution: Massey University
  • Programme Type: Institution of Higher Learning
  • Select Country: New Zealand
  • Submit
  • Select Massey University
  • Select Programmes then Institution of Higher Learning to view a list of currently approved programmes at Massey University

If your programme is not yet approved, request the Financial Aid Administrator to obtain approval from the Department of Veteran's Affairs. This may take some time, so please apply as early as possible.

Note: Students receiving Veterans' Benefits may only enrol in courses delivered on campus. Extramural/Distance courses are ineligible for Veterans' Benefits and students enrolling in them may find their benefits suspended.

Applying for Benefits

To apply for Veterans' education benefits, download and complete an application form on the VA website.

The Department of Veterans' Affairs will issue you with a Certificate of Eligibility. Please send a copy to the Financial Aid Administrator and we will certify your enrolment with the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

If you require further financial assistance you may also be eligible for US Financial Aid under the Direct Loan Programme.

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