Using Veterans Education Benefits at SANS Technology Institute

How US GI Bill® Benefits Work at


Ready to use your US VA Education Benefits?

1) Before starting New Student Orientation, submit your Certificate of Eligibility from the US VA during your admissions process. 

2) If you have never used GI Bill® before, visit and follow the prompts to apply for the first time. Use the following address:

SANS Technology Institute
11200 Rockville Pike Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852

3) If you have used GI Bill® before, you will need to use these instructions for changing institutions.

To prevent registration delays, we strongly recommend you start this process immediately after submitting your application to the SANS Technology Institute as we cannot certify courses to the VA without your Certificate of Eligibility.

Additional Information for US Veterans

What info can provide?

What info can the VA provide?

What info can STUDENTS provide?

Using GI Bill® at

Eligibility determination

Amount of remaining benefits

Distance vs. live courses

Payment questions

Current address with the VA &

Switching GI Bill® to

Amount of remaining benefits

Balancing GI Bill® with other funding sources

For more information from the US VA: 

  • Visit Click on the "Contact Us" tab and then the "Ask a Question" tab. 
  • Or call the VA toll-free at 1-888- GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at


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James Childers

James Childers

Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Cybersecurity
Graduate Certificate in Incident Response
Graduate Certificate in Cyber Defense Operations

U.S. Army veteran James Childers filled out an application to the SANS Technology Institute the day he discovered the GI Bill would cover his tuition costs. Learn how the multiple certificates and GIAC certifications James earned at prepared him to become vice president of Cyber Detection and Response at City National Bank. “I am not exaggerating when I say changed my life.”

Brian Davidson

Brian Davidson

Master of Science in Information Security Engineering

For his master’s degree research project, U.S. Marine veteran Brian Davidson created a first-of-its-kind human interface device firewall — a firewall between a keyboard and the computer — that is patent pending. Learn why Brian chose and how his education made him an increasingly valued asset to his employer.


Education and Training Benefits for Canadian Veterans

Thinking of going back to school after your career in the Canadian military? The Canadian Education and Training Benefit helps qualified Canadian Veterans finance their education — and all programs are eligible.


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