The University is approved for veteran training, and eligible students may receive financial assistance as provided for by the Veterans’ Readjustment Benefits Act and the War Orphans’ Assistance Act.
Under the regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs, benefits accruing to the student vary with the course load. Determination of the benefits a student is eligible for is made by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans or dependents of veterans registering at the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu for the first time under any of the various Federal veterans’ bills should present a Certificate of Education and Training or a Certificate of Eligibility and Entitlement. An Enrollment Certification will be forwarded to the Department of Veterans Affairs only after a student has submitted official transcripts of all previous college course work and has submitted in writing a request for Veterans Affairs certification.
Only courses directly applicable to the veteran-student’s program of study may be certified for benefits. Students must consult a Student Services Specialist each semester to insure that their proposed schedule of courses will qualify for payment and to be certified for benefit payments.
Academic Standards of Progress
Academic regulations apply equally to the veteran-student and the non-veteran student at the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu. For the purpose of guiding veteran-students toward successful completion of degree requirements, policies and procedures have been established in accordance with Veterans Affairs directives. It is the responsibility of all students to acquaint themselves with the academic policies and procedures listed elsewhere in the catalog.
A veteran-student who enrolls in courses and does not attend on a regular basis, withdraws, or fails courses enrolled in, except for extenuating circumstances, will be considered progressing unsatisfactorily and the Department of Veterans Affairs will be notified.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will be informed when:
(1) Appropriate credit is given for comparable work completed for previous educational training.
(2) A veteran-student changes his/her enrollment status.
(3) A veteran-student is placed on academic probation.
(4) A veteran-student is in violation of the attendance policy.