Veterans who are continuing students must complete the Veteran Enrollment Verification form and contact the Office of the Registrar after completing each semester's registration in order to continue receiving benefits.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Currently Closed for 2013-2014
Our institution has the oppportunity to certify 3 eligible UH Hilo students for the 2012 -2013 academic school year under the Yellow Ribbon Program. These openings are currently filled for the 2012-2013 academic year.
To apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program with UH Hilo you must submit a Yellow Ribbon Application which is only available if the program has open enrollment.
You can find information about the program at the GI Bill Website: http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/yellow_ribbon_program.html
Program Certifications: All programs available to veterans/children of veterans are certified through the UH Hilo Office of the Registrar. If you are eligible for assistance through these programs, please contact the Office of the Registrar.
The Office of the Registrar does not provide information regarding types of benefits and does not determine eligibility. Please contact the appropriate VA Office for benefit information.
Questions concerning eligibility should be directed to the Veterans Administration by calling 1-888-GIBILL1(1-888-442-4551) or going online to www.gibill.va.gov.
Claims for VA Education benefits must be submitted online via VONAPP (Veterans ON-line Application Web site).
Vocational Rehabilitation participants should contact the Department of Veterans Affairs, Vocational Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Counselor, David Sheridan at (808) 935-6691.
On-campus Disability Services are available through the University Disability Services office. For more information visit the UDS web site at: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/uds/
Or visit Susan Shirachi at the University Disability Services office located in Hale Kauanoe A Wing Lounge.
Phone: (808) 933-0816
TTY: (808) 933-3334
Fax: (808) 974-7691
Quick Phone Guide
For answers to your questions, please call the appropriate VA department :
- Education: 1(888) 442-4551
- Monthly Verification of Attendance: 1(877) 823-2378
- Work Study: 1(918) 781-7878
- Direct Deposit: 1(877) 827-7228
- Other VA Benefits: 1(800) 827-1000
Veteran's Outreach on the UH Hilo Library Lanai
Maricar Souza of the Hilo Vet Center is available to assist with any Veterans Benefit Information that you may have questions about.
Maricar is located on the UHH Library Lanai most Mondays & Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Vet Center provides Veterans with the following services:
- Re-adjustment Counseling
- Sexual Trauma Counseling
- Bereavement Counseling
- Marital & Family Counseling
- Individual, Family, and Group Counseling
- Resources for Veterans in need
- Employment Help
- Federal Work Study Program
- Education Benefits Information
- Peer-to-peer Counseling
Employment at the Hilo Vet Center
The Hilo Vet Center is seeking Student Work-Study applicants for Office Clerk positions. Interested Veterans and/or Dependents of Veterans should contact Sam Labasan at the Hilo Vet Center at (808) 969-3833.
WAVE, Self-Service Options
- Submit a Monthly Verification of Enrollment
- Report a Change in Enrollment
- Change a Mailing Address
- Change a Direct Deposit
- View current Benefit Information
- Sign up for Monthly Reminder Messages
- Determine if there is any "paperwork" pending at VA
The Post - 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008
VA started accepting applications for the Post 9/11 GI Bill on May 1, 2009. the VA will issue Certificates of Eligibility for eligible applicants, and begin making payments August 1, 2009, the first day benefits can be paid under this law.
Veterans, service members, reservists, and National Guard members with active duty service since September 11, 2001, may be eligible for this benefit. Individuals may apply on-line through the GI Bill web site at www.gibill.va.gov.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill marks the most expansive increase in veterans’ education benefits since World War II. Not only does it provide eligible individuals with college tuition assistance, but for many participants it also provides a housing allowance, a stipend for books and supplies, and the option of sharing these benefits with family members.
Information about the new program and VA’s other educational benefits can be obtained through the web site or by calling 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). Download the VA Pamphlet.
Study Abroad Programs under the Post - 9/11 GI Bill
Thinking about participating in a Study Abroad Program? You may qualify for assistance through the Post - 9/11 GI Bill. For information on tuition and fees, housing, books and supplies under Post-9/11 GI Bill review contact the VA directly at 1-888-. 442-4551.
To learn more about programs available through UH Hilo, visit the Center for Global Education and Exchange web site at http://uhh.abroadoffice.net/index.html or the National Student Exchange web site at http://hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/nse.php.