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.

Guest students

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:

‘‘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."


Honoring Veterans Nov. 3-18, 2018
  • Nov. 3 Salute to Service football and volleyball games. Ticket info: kuathletics.com.
  • Nov. 8Veterans and non-traditional student breakfast, 8:30-11 a.m., Forum B, Burge Union. Free breakfast for KU military-affiliated students and KU non-traditional students. Come-and-go event.
  • Nov. 8Marine Corps Birthday observed, 10:30 a.m., Dole Institute of Politics. Lawrence community celebration featuring guest speaker Vietnam veteran John Musgrave. Open to the public.
  • Nov. 9Marine Corps Birthday observed, Noon, Wescoe Beach. Free cake with the KU SVA for the entire KU community.
  • Nov. 10-18 Hope 22 exhibit, Spencer Museum of Art.
    • Nov. 15Hope 22 exhibit reception, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Spencer Museum. Open to the public.
  • Nov. 11 KU Vets Day 5K, 9 a.m., begins/ends at Memorial Stadium. Open to the public.
  • Nov. 12/13 Salute to Service men's/women's basketball games. Ticket info: kuathletics.com.
  • Nov. 15 Trans Vets Talk, 6 p.m., Centennial Room, KU Memorial Union. Join the KU Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity and the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity for a screening of the short film “Transgender, at War and Love,“ followed by a panel highlighting the voices and experiences of local transgender veterans.
  • Nov. 15 VA Veterans Town Hall, 6 p.m., Lied Center Pavilion. A town hall for veterans and their families in Lawrence and surrounding communities, hosted by Department of Veterans Affairs executives and the VA health care team.
More Information

Prospective/New Students

Faculty and Staff Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Stay informed! Military-Affiliated Student Email Listserv


VA benefits questions:

785-864-2458 or veterans@ku.edu

Stop by the Military-Affiliated Student Center in Summerfield Hall room 345

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