US veterans benefits

UC requires you to pay all fees at enrolment or make suitable payment arrangements.

Suitable payment arrangements 

Veterans benefits cannot be accepted as a suitable payment arrangement so you are expected to have alternative funds to pay your fees at enrolment while your Veterans’ Benefit payment is in process.

Apply for US veterans benefits

Confirm your planned program of study meets the appropriate criteria by checking the US Department of Veterans Affairs website.

  1. Gain admission to UC
  2. Apply for your veterans' education benefits by submitting an application to the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Your eligibility will be confirmed in the Certificate of Eligibility letter.
  3. Enrol at UC. International students need to enrol on campus at the start of the term.
  4. Submit your Veterans Affairs issued Certificate of Eligibility to the US Financial Aid Office


Or post

US Financial Aid Office
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand