Veteran Affairs Certification Process
All eligible students who would like to be certified for Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits must complete the appropriate application (see Veteran Benefits Paperwork) and submit it to the UH West O‘ahu Student Services Office.
After the appropriate application is submitted, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Meet with a Student Services Academic Advisor
In order to be certified for VA educational benefits, you are required to meet with a Student Services Academic Advisor every semester to have your class schedule approved. This advising session is to ensure that the courses you have selected will meet the graduation requirements for your intended program of study.
Step 2: Complete and submit the Veteran Student Enrollment Information Form
Once your class schedule is confirmed, please complete the Veteran Student Enrollment Information Form and submit it to the UH West O‘ahu Student Services Office.
Note: Courses that are below your placement level or that you have already received a passing grade for will not be certified.
Step 3: Register for classes on your designated day and time
On the day of registration, please be sure to register for only the courses that have been approved on your Veteran Student Enrollment Information Form. If you would like to make changes to your approved class schedule (e.g., add/drop courses), you will need to meet with a Student Services Advisor again for approval and submit the Veteran Student Change in Enrollment Status Form to the UH West O‘ahu Student Services Office.
Upon receipt of the appropriate forms the UH West O‘ahu VA Certifying Official will verify your registration and submit the appropriate information to the Department of Veterans Affairs.