National Testing Program

If you are pursuing higher education that requires testing as part of the application process, you may be eligible for reimbursement from VA.

Are you eligible for compensation?

Yes, if:

You are a Veteran eligible for the GI Bill

Who is covered


Available benefits

Reimbursement for testing fees, including:

  • Registration fees
  • Fees for specialized tests
  • Administrative fees

How it works

VA will not reimburse you for the following fees:

  • Fees associated with pretests (such as Kaplan tests)
  • Fees to receive scores quickly
  • Optional items not required to take an approved test

VA has approved the following tests for reimbursement:

  • SAT (formerly “Scholastic Assessment Test”)
  • LSAT (Law School Admission Test)
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
  • AP (Advanced Placement Examination)
  • CLEP (College-Level Examination Program)
  • ACT (American College Testing)
  • DAT (Dental Admission Test)
  • MAT (Miller Analogies Test)
  • MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
  • OAT (Optometry Admission Test)
  • PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)
  • ECE (Excelsior College Examinations)
  • PLA (Prior Learning Assessment) testing through

See the complete list of tests and fees.