The Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS) is devoted to enhancing the experience of veteran and military-related students, supporting academic success, and providing services that facilitate the transition from military service to higher education. Military tuition assistance covers the cost of tuition and additional fees for most active duty service members. Each branch of the service establishes the eligibility criteria. UH West Oʻahu is dedicated to supporting our military, veteran students, and their families.
We understand the unique experiences that come with service in the armed forces and we are grateful for the service and sacrifice provided in defense of our great nation. All active duty members (including members of the Guard and Reserve) should contact the Education Service Officer (ESO) or the educational counselor of their branch of service before enrolling in any college or university. No, the University of Hawaii at Manoa does not have funding from the Yellow Ribbon program for its master's programs. The Office of Veteran Student Services comprehends and acknowledges the unique needs of veterans and their families, and has created this account to provide ongoing support for the success of veteran and military-related students.
This program allows higher education institutions (degree-granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to finance tuition expenses that exceed the state public undergraduate tuition rate. The purpose of this fund is to support veteran and military-related students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The institution can provide up to 50% of those expenses and the Department of Veterans Affairs will provide the same amount as the institution. The University of Hawaii at Manoa is a 4-year public university located at 2500 Campus Road Hawaii Hall, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa can enroll in bachelor's, certificate, master's, and doctoral programs. No, the University of Hawaii at Manoa does not necessarily offer a military discount or reduced tuition for military and veterans. Students who continue to meet the requirements for the non-resident tuition exemption from the Board of Regents as authorized dependents of active duty military personnel stationed in Hawaii will continue to be exempt from paying the non-resident tuition differential, should the military service member be moved out of the state of Hawaii due to military orders under the UH Executive Policy on 6,207 authorized dependents of active duty military personnel. The University of Hawaii has extended certain benefits to military service members and their families who have been affected by military deployments and transition: reimbursement of tuition and fees to deployed active-duty military personnel, the Hawaii National Guard, and reservists (EP 6.20).
The Department of Veterans Affairs has created lists of approved programs for each university, which you can access through the institution search tool on the Online Approval Management System (WEAMS). The University of Hawaii Veteran Student Services Office at Manoa is located at 2600 Campus Road, Queen Liliuokalani Center 310, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822.