On this page, military-connected students can learn about using their Veteran Benefits towards study abroad. Students may also contact UCLA Veteran Benefits Coordinator (vabenefit@registrar.ucla.edu) for more information. Be sure to include your UID in all correspondence.

Can I use my Veteran Benefits toward a study abroad program?

CalVet Waiver

Students may be eligible to use their CalVet Waiver to cover the tuition costs of their study abroad program.

Federal Benefits (Ch.33 GI Bill, Ch.35 DEA, etc.)

At this time, federal benefits usage is not approved for study abroad. Please contact Veteran Benefits Coordinator, vabenefit@registrar.ucla.edu, for more information.

I’m participating on a UCEAP program. What expenses does the CalVet Waiver cover?

The CalVet Waiver will cover UC Tuition, Student Services Fee, and the UCEAP Participation Fee. All other expenses, like airfare, housing, and amenities, are not eligible for VA funding.

Students may consider applying to scholarships to cover any remaining expenses. Visit https://ieo.ucla.edu/scholarships/ for more information.

I’m participating on a UCLA Travel Study, Global Cities, or Global Internship Program. What expenses does the CalVet Waiver cover?

The CalVet Waiver will only cover the total “Course Fee” expense. All other expenses, like airfare, housing, and amenities, are not eligible for VA funding.

Students may consider applying to scholarships to cover any remaining expenses. Visit https://ieo.ucla.edu/scholarships/ for more information.

Can I use my CalVet Waiver for more than one study abroad program?

Yes! The CalVet waiver will apply to the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer terms. The same waiver used during the school year can be used for the summer term.

Please contact Veteran Benefits Coordinator, vabenefit@registrar.ucla.edu, for more information.

What steps do I need to take to apply my CalVet Waiver towards study abroad?

UCEAP

After receiving their program nomination, students must send their CalVet Waiver award letter to studentfinance@eap.ucop.edu. UCEAP Finance will then apply the waiver to applicable expenses.

UCLA Travel Study, Global Cities, or Global Internship Program

Students must contact Veteran Benefits Coordinator, vabenefit@registrar.ucla.edu, once their schedule is finalized. The coordinator will then apply the waiver to applicable expenses.

Additionally, Global Internship Program participants must upload a sign Veteran’s Benefits Agreement Form to their registration portal by February 11, 2022. 

For additional questions, please contact UCLA Veteran Benefits Coordinator: vabenefit@registrar.ucla.edu.

Do I need to notify the Financial Aid Office if I plan to use my Veteran Benefits towards study abroad?

It is critical that you inform the UCLA Financial Aid Office as early as possible about your upcoming Veteran funding so they can properly adjust your financial aid offer.

Click here to explore and review the difference between our programs – UCEAP, UCLA Travel Study, Global Cites, and Global Internship Program.