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:
- Enrollment Certification Worksheet — Page 2 has a section titled, "Classes taken at another institution while a degree seeking student at KU." Fill this out and have your advisor approve/sign the worksheet to ensure the courses will apply toward your degree plan.
- Anticipated Financial Aid or Scholarships (for students using Chapter 33 Post 9/11)
Turn these documents into the Office of the Registrar, either in person in Room 121 Strong Hall, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax at 785-864-3900. The office 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.