Veterans Benefits

AUC students can only use The Post-9/11 GI-Bill Chapter 33, Title 38 U.S.C to pay for a degree-seeking program of study, i.e. a BA or MA or the PhD degree. You cannot use the GI- Bill to pay for Arabic Language Instruction certificate or a diploma-granting program. 

AUC Programs Approved by the Veteran Affairs

PhD, Construction Engineering,
PhD, Environmental Engineering
MA, Egyptology and Coptology
MA, Political Science
MA, International Comparative Law – LLM
BA, English and Comparative Literature
BA, Political Science
BA, Accounting

The Veterans Affairs (VA) will pay your tuition and fees but no more than their annual limit Up to $26,381.37 (August 1, 2022-July 31, 2023). Tuition and fee payment that is paid to your school on your behalf.

Veteran Affairs Certification Process at AUC

  • You must be accepted to a program of study leading to a degree and had confirmed enrollment.
  • If you are admitted to a program that has not been previously approved AUC certifying official will send to the VA a request for approval of that program for you.
  • Upon receipt of VA’s approval of the program, your benefits are certified on the VA-Once by AUC certifying official providing details about your enrollment per semester. The process could take up to 6 weeks for the VA to process the certification.
  • We will also inform AUC student accounts to provide VA deferment/protection on your account and your courses should not get deleted unless you have an outstanding balance from a previous term.

First time students using benefits, and transfer students must submit the following documents to the AUC using using The Post-9/11 GI-Bill Chapter 33:

  • Certificate of Eligibility obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Your full name
  • Social security number
  • AUC student ID number 
  • Your permanent address and address in Cairo
  • Copy of your admissions acceptance letter showing the program that you are admitted to
  • Term request for certification (Fall and/or spring semester)
  • Number of credits you are planning to register for during the fall and spring semester of the academic year in question

Who is Eligible?

  • You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001
  • Were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability after serving 30 continuous days following September 10, 2001

Note: Children of a member of the armed forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, may be eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits under the Marine Gunnery John David Fry Scholarship program.

Period of Eligibility

  • You may receive up to 36 months of entitlement
  • You will be eligible for benefits for 15 years from your last period of active duty of at least 90 consecutive days

Important Information

  • Veterans/dependents must certify online every semester they choose to use their benefits. You must be enrolled in classes and have a schedule finalized beforehand.
  • The VA will only certify programs that AUC has listed in their system.
  • In order to maintain full-time status (12 credit hours in fall/spring for undergraduate students and 9 credit hours in fall/spring for graduate students), you must maintain full-time credit requirements throughout each term.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA above 2.0 and per term to prevent suspension of benefits.
  • Veterans/dependents must certify online every semester they choose to use their benefits. You must be enrolled in classes and have schedule finalized beforehand.
  • The VA will only certify programs that AUC has listed in their system.
  • In order to keep full time status (12 credit hours in fall/spring for undergraduate students and 9 credit hours in fall/spring for graduate students) you must maintain full time credit requirement throughout each term.
  • Maintain cumulative GPA above 2.0 and per term to prevent suspension of benefits.

Contact Information

Ania Rejman
Financial Aid

New York Office
t: +646-886-7700

Frequently Asked Questions