Student Life Centre

Veterans Affairs - Education Benefits

You can apply online for education benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will determine your eligibility. 

To receive education benefits you must be in physical attendance at the University and if you are a taught student you must be in attendance at lectures and seminars. Under governing law the Department of Veterans Affairs cannot pay benefits for distance learning or independent study courses.  

The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved for education benefits the following programs at the University:

  • BA in Anthropology and International Development
  • BA in Art History
  • BA in International Relations and Development
  • BA in Philosophy
  • BA in Philosophy and English
  • BA in Sociology
  • BSc in Zoology
  • MA in Conflict, Security and Development
  • MSc in Foundations of Clinical Psychology and Mental Health
  • MA in Gender and Media
  • MA in Global Political Economy
  • MA in Human Rights
  • MSc Sustainable Development
  • PhD in Law Studies 

Request for Program Approval

If the program you have accepted an offer of a place on does not appear in the above list you will need to send a secure email containing the following details and documents to the University’s Financial Aid Administrators:

  • A scanned copy of your Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Your full name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your social security number
  • Your address
  • The title of the program which you have accepted an offer of a place on
  • A completed, signed and dated Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits Declaration Form [PDF 105.98KB] giving permission for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to inspect your University academic and financial records.

The University will then send a request to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the program to be approved for education benefits. Please note that it may take several weeks for the Department of Veterans Affairs to approve or decline a program for education benefits.

Secure Email Service 

The University uses a secure email service called Egress Switch. The easy-to-use encryption ensures that sensitive information is protected, controlled and exchanged securely.

All recipients of Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits will need to use this service to submit all documents and to contact the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office will be unable to accept documents from or correspond with applicants who are not using this secure email service due to data protection restrictions.

To create your free email account please click on the “create it for free” link in the Switch Secure Data Exchange Web Access Sign In web page.

VA Enrollment Certification

You will need to submit by secure email a scanned PDF copy of your Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the University’s Financial Aid Administrators once you have accepted an offer of a place at the University of Sussex. 

The Financial Aid Administrators will need to confirm your enrollment before your education benefits are released. Confirmation will be sent to the Department of Veterans Affairs via VA Form 22-1999 (Enrollment Certificate) once you are registered and in attendance at the University.

Your tuition fee payment will be paid directly to the University on your behalf. Any other payments will be paid directly to you. 

  

Financial Aid Administrators

Financial Aid Office
Student Life Centre
Bramber House, Level 1, North Side
University of Sussex
Falmer, East Sussex
BN1 9QU
ENGLAND

E usfinancialaid@sussex.ac.uk

Marie Hopkins
T +44 1273 877307

Mandy Healy
T +44 1273 873838

Katy Viflic
T + 44 1273 678915