GI Bill®, VA Benefits, and SANS Degrees

GI Bill®, VA Benefits, and SANS Degrees

Introduction to Prospective Veterans

Dear Veteran:

Thank you for your interest in SANS Technology Institute! We are pleased to be authorized by the Veterans Administration to enroll students who wish to use their GI Bill(R) benefits to pursue a degree. All of SANS' graduate programs are eligible, including our master's degree program in Information Security Engineering, and all four of our post-baccalaureate certificate programs (Cybersecurity Engineering Core, Cyber Defense Operations, Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking, and Incident Response).

We encourage applicants who wish to use veterans education benefits to review this section of our website for important information on the application process for veterans and how their benefits will work. Our graduate programs are different in structure from a standard, undergraduate institution, and the particular application of VA educational benefits requires your attention and understanding. If you require additional information during the application process, please direct all inquiries to

Matthew Scott, School Certifying Official
Veterans Education Benefits
SANS Technology Institute

How Benefits Work

The SANS Technology Institute programs are delivered in a format that differs from the 'standard' graduate school experience. Because we serve full-time working professionals, our programs are designed to maximize the flexibility by which a student can engage in the coursework required to complete the graduate program. Rather than engage in courses taken on-campus during fixed semesters, our programs are delivered through a series of courses taken via a mix of modalities (primarily at a student's option) with non-standardized start dates. All students enrolled in a particular program will need to satisfy the same requirements, but the timing of their progression through courses may differ according to their individual schedules and the availability of courses.

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Veterans Admissions

Admission requirements are the same for all graduate student applicants, though students wishing to use GI Bill® benefits will need to provide additional documentation.

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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