In order to apply for approval of a program of education, an official from the school that is authorized to commit the school to an agreement with the VA should complete and submit VA Form 22-0976, Application for Approval of a Program in a Foreign Country. The VA will evaluate the information and provide the school official with an approval determination on the program of education.
VA Form 22-0976 should be submitted to:
Foreign School Approval Group (22-ESU)
VA Regional Office
130 S. Elmwood Avenue Suite 601
Buffalo, NY 14202
NOTE: Independent study (distance learning) courses must be accredited by a national agency or association recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Also, in order to be approved, a course offered in a foreign country must lead to a standard college degree or its equivalent.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs may consult with the Department of Education and review any information about the foreign school that the Department of Education makes available.
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Last updated July 3, 2017