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Veterans Affairs FAQs

I am a veteran. Is UH West Oʻahu a Yellow Ribbon School?

Yes. The university is an approved educational institution for education and training under the Veteran’s Educational Assistance Act (GI Bill®) and the Dependents’ Act. For more information, see UH West Oʻahu's Veteran's Services page. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at ...

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Who is eligible to receive VA benefits?

Contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the Veterans Education Call Center at: 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) for eligibility, entitlement, and types of training. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at ...

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How do I apply for VA benefits?

Submit an online application for VA benefits. To determine which benefit you qualify for, please contact the VA at 1-888-442-4551 or visit their website.


What if I decide to change my major?

Students who decide to change their major should meet with a Student Services advisor and complete and submit a Change of Major/Program Form. Be sure to indicate that you are receiving VA educational benefits.


What if I would like to take a class at more than one institution?

Students who are interested in taking a course at another UH campus or institution while still enrolled at UH West O‘ahu must submit the Veteran Student Concurrent Enrollment Form.


What if my class does not run the entire length of the semester?

Students are certified for the exact start and end dates of their enrolled classes. For example, if a student enrolls in an accelerated class that is only for part of the semester, the certification will reflect the dates of the class and not the semester dates. VA payments will be prorated according to the enrollment and respective dates of those classes.


What if I am a veteran student preparing to transfer to another 4-year campus?

UH West O‘ahu can only certify classes that pertain to a VA approved degree or certificate at our campus; we cannot certify courses for a degree program at another post-secondary institution.


If I still have questions, who do I contact?

Information regarding eligibility, entitlement and types of training authorized may be obtained from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or by contacting the Veterans Education Call Center toll-free at: 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). The Education Call Center is located in Muskogee, OK, and Education Case Managers accept calls from 7:00AM – 7:00PM central time, Monday – Friday. The ...

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