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?
You are a Veteran eligible for the GI Bill
Who is covered
Reimbursement for testing fees, including:
- Registration fees
- Fees for specialized tests
- Administrative fees
How it works
- Proof of payment may be required.
- Learn how your GI Bill benefit package will be charged for testing expenses.
- VA can reimburse you only for mandatory test fees.
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 learningcounts.org
See the complete list of tests and fees.