Application Process

Visit to apply for and activate your benefits. Once you are approved, you can submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to If you do not have a copy of your COE, you can download and submit your Statement of Benefits or send a screenshot of your ebenefits webpage that displays your information as well as the percentage level of the benefit you qualify for. For more information and assistance, please email

Benefits of Attending IAU

  • Flexible course schedules
  • Online and on campus learning
  • Practice knowledge that are applicable to today’s global economy
  • Getting the most value and opportunities from your military benefits
  • Pursue a certificate from an Ivy league school affiliate (Harvard University)

Book Stipend & Housing Allowance

Students using VA benefits can receive a book stipend up to $1,000 per academic year. It is paid out in a lump sum at a rate of $41.67 per quarter credit hour totalling 24 quarter credits. If 3.3 semester hours = 5 quarter credits, then this means the VA will pay for the equivalent of 16 semester units in book stipends (eligibility is based on service record). For students using VA benefits and are attending in-person classes on campus, the VA will pay a monthly housing allowance (MHA) which is a percentage of the full monthly housing allowance (called a “prorated payment”) based on the percentage of your benefit’s eligibility and the number of credits you are taking. If you’re taking only online classes (also known as “distance learning”), The VA will pay a housing allowance that’s half the national average.
For more information, please contact the VA at 1-888-442-4551

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