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Study abroad

Student veterans are encouraged to study abroad. University Veterans Services works closely with the Learning Abroad Center to help you find a program and utilize your GI Bill benefits. For general information on programs, financial aid, and scholarships, visit the Learning Abroad Center.

If you are using Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits, there are specific requirements related to billing and study abroad. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will only pay educational fees for a study abroad program if you are required to study abroad as part of that program. The VA will never pay for airfare, travel, or boarding costs. There are very few programs at the University of Minnesota that require you to study abroad.

If you want to study abroad, but it is not required by your program, your GI Bill® benefits will pay up to the equivalent cost of taking those courses on campus. 

For example, if you have 100% eligibility under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® the VA will pay 100% of your tuition and fees here on campus. That number is typically around $7000 for undergraduate students. If your study abroad program costs $10,000, the VA will pay $7000 towards that program along with standard BAH and book stipend payments based on your rate and length of enrollment.

All other GI Bill® recipients can be certified for study abroad courses taken through the University.

For more information, please review this fact sheet.

Important Dates

Billing & Payment

Thu, Nov 29, 2018 Fourth billing statement for fall available (new charges and past-due balances only, due date: 12/12/18)
Wed, Dec 12, 2018 Fall payment due in full (for new charges and/or past due balances)
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 Fifth billing statement for fall available (new charges and past-due balances only, due date: 1/9/19)