Parent School Letter request
KU students taking courses at more than one school may be able to use their VA benefits to pay for those courses. The courses must be transferable and apply to the student's degree plan.
For KU students wanting to take courses at other institutions for convenience or availability, your "parent" school is the institution that has your eligibility information, official degree plan and is on record with the VA. All other schools are "secondary."
The Parent School Letter gives the receiving school assurance that the class, if successfully completed, will apply appropriately to the student's academic program.
To request your Parent School Letter, complete the following:
- Complete the appropriate form on the Use VA Educational Benefits page and be sure to identify the other school you will be taking courses at as you submit the form.
The Office of the University Registrar will process your paperwork and issue the letter directly to the secondary school.
If you are seeking a degree at another school but taking a class at KU, you are considered a "Guest Student." Have the VA Certifying Official at the school where you are seeking a degree send the KU VA certifying official a "Parent School Letter" so that your enrollment at KU can be certified to the VA.
Guest students also will need to:
- Visit the Use VA Educational Benefits page and complete the appropriate version of the request form.
- Provide any required paperwork for in-state tuition based on Armed Forces Residency or (only for Students using Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill® at the 100% level who live in Missouri) the Yellow Ribbon Application.
‘‘GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill."