University of Hawaiʻi — West Oʻahu

Rules and Regulations for VA Certifications


All classes used towards VA educational benefits must satisfy requirements outlined by the student’s declared degree or certificate program. Classes that do not fulfill a program or graduation requirement cannot be certified. Students are encouraged to meet with a student services academic advisor if they are uncertain if a course is required.


To be certified each semester, all VA students must submit the appropriate Veteran Student Enrollment forms. It is recommended that students meet with a student services academic advisor before submitting their enrollment forms. Recertification is not automatic. Students are encouraged to submit veteran enrollment forms to the Office of the Registrar as early as possible to avoid delays in payment(s) from the VA.


All VA students are responsible for notifying the Office of the Registrar of any changes to their class schedule used for certification, including involuntary changes such as a cancelled class. Notification requires the student to submit a Veteran Student Change in Enrollment Status Form.


Classes that have been successfully completed may not be certified if they are repeated. Classes that are failed or for which the grade does not meet the minimum requirements for graduation may be certified if they are repeated. The VA will not pay for a class that has already been successfully completed with a passing grade.