Recognising that commencing study can bring with it many financial demands, ACU offers access to technology and book grants to student veterans to help ease the transition into higher education. These grants are designed to ease the burden with an allocation of funds for education resources, e.g. for books, a laptop etc.

Australian Veterans Children Assistance Trust

You may be eligible for a scholarship of $4000-$6000 per year for three years which is funded by ex-service organisations and private sponsors to support children and grandchildren of ex-serving veterans.  A bursary also exists of the same amount and duration known as the Long Tan which is for children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans.

These are means tested scholarships which consider criteria such as being an Australian citizen, child or grandchild of an ex-serving veteran with operational service, and your enrolment or plans to enrol at a full-time study load. 

For further information on eligibility (financial situation, academic records, and personal circumstances) and how to apply, please read about scholarships and bursaries at Australian Veterans Children Assistance Trust

ACU Student Veteran Commencing Student Technology & Book Grant

Commencing study can be a dauting experience, this can be compounded by the financial demands associated with study. In order to support your transition into higher education ACU has developed the Student Veteran Technology and Book Grant.

Grant applications are subject to eligibility criteria which can be found below. Applications open post-census each semester and are announced in week 8 of the semester.

This grant is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria, as of the grant application closing date:

  • Citizenship: All Student Veterans registered with the Student Veteran Support Program (SVSP) at ACU within their first year of study
  • Faculty: Any
  • Course: any ACU undergraduate degree
  • Campus: Any
  • Study load: Full-time
  • You must be enrolled in at least 30 credit points, but not have completed more than 80 credit points at ACU in an undergraduate/post-graduate degree (excluding Non-Award undergraduate units). 

Selection Process

  • Applications will be assessed based on eligibility criteria.
  • Consideration of the supporting address/rationale will be taken into account.

Apply now

The American Australian Association Scholarship

Provides support of up to US$40,000 to honorably discharged post 9/11 military veterans who are undertaking, or interested in undertaking, undergraduate or postgraduate study for one-year full-time in the country of the other.

Each year Australia to USA applications open 1 January and close 31 March

Learn more about the Veterans' Fund – American Australian Association

United States GI Bill

If you’re a US army veteran, you may be eligible to receive education funding from the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).

We are authorised to certify funding under the following education programs:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill®
  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Veterans’ Education Assistance Program

Your chosen course must be approved by VA.

To confirm if your chosen course has been approved for VA benefits, email our ACU International Admissions team.

If your course has not been approved, we can seek approval from the department for you.

If you need more information about the education benefits offered by VA, visit the official US government website.


Student Veteran Services programs

Student Veteran Exercise Lifestyle Program

This program is designed to help veterans manage injuries incurred during military service and improve general fitness and health.

Explore the program

Impact Award

We recognise our student veterans and the contributions they make to the university and wider community.

Discover the award

Tech Grant

Apply for a grant to help ease the financial burden of study.

Apply now

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