Programs Approved for VA Benefits

To use VA benefits to pay for your schooling, the degree program you select must be one that has been approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

This requirement, Executive Order 13607, was set up, in part, to protect students from predatory practices by some institutions.

Mason follows all requirements set down in the executive order, also known as "Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members." We want our students to have the proper information, support, and protections they need to make informed decisions.

Check Your Program's Eligibility

The Department of Veterans Affairs has set up lists of programs they have approved for each university, which you can access through their WEAMS Institution Search tool. By using WEAMS (Web Enabled Approval Management System), you'll get information about your academic program's eligibility for VA benefits.

This is an important step: If your program is not listed, VA benefits can't be used to cover costs.

Please note, the Aviation Flight Training and Management minor is not approved for benefits.

If you have any questions or need help navigating the WEAMS system, contact the Office of Military Services (OMS) at 703-993-1316.


Veterans studying at Mason gather for a Veterans Day luncheon on Mason's Fairfax Campus. Find fellow vets through Mason Veteran Patriots, a student-run organization for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, reservists, active-duty military members, their families, and those who support them during their academic careers at Mason.