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Veterans' Affairs

VA School Certifying Official:
Mayette Fonoimoana
Office of the Registrar
Lorenzo Snow Building
(808) 675-3746

Welcome to Brigham Young University–Hawaii. We look forward to assisting students in using Veterans education benefits.

Veterans’ Education Benefits (VEB) are funds made available through the US Department of Veteran Affairs for students who are:

  • Actively serving in the military.
  • Serving in the Reserves or National Guard.
  • Dependents of veterans.
  • Dependents of disabled or deceased veterans.

There are different chapters of Veterans Education Benefits. For more information, please visit the GI Bill® website or call the VA Western Regional Processing Office at 1 (888) GI-BILL- (888) 442-4551

NOTE: Veterans Educational Benefit Funds are not affiliated with or controlled by BYUH.

To Begin

1. You must apply and be accepted for admission to BYU–Hawaii.
2. Recognized as a regular, degree-seeking student.
3. Applied for VA education benefits.

Once Accepted

4. Obtain a Certificate of Eligibility.
5. Verify and confirm benefits/entitlements.

  • Chapter 33 – Post 9.11 GI Bill
  • Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill
  • Chapter 35 – Dependents Education Assistance
  • Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill – Select Reserve

6. Complete and sign "Record of Previous Education & Training/Release of Information of 3rd Party".
7. Register for classes. Meet with your academic advisor to complete the course enrollment form, making sure all classes will apply to your major and/or minor. Also, obtain a copy of your "Stellic Planner" which will reflect the classes/courses needed to obtain your degree.
8. Submit course enrollment form, Stellic Planner and any supporting documents to Mayette Fonoimoana at the Office of the Registrar for processing.


Certification Policies

BYUH will certify your enrollment to the VA for each semester or term that you request. Only classes that meet your major/minor requirements and the Holokai Curriculum can be certified.

Veterans and other eligible beneficiaries are required to provide transcripts and records of previous education and training. The institution must evaluate those records/transcripts. The institution will notify the student of the evaluation, and the institution will shorten the educational program accordingly.

A policy that ensures that the educational institution will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual's inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by the Secretary under chapter 31 or 33 of this title.

Veteran Affairs Contact Information
(888) 442-4551

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