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Residency Requirements

Residency Requirements

Tuition classification is determined on in-state and out of state residency status. UHM is in full compliance with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability act of 2014 (“Choice Act”), which requires VA to disapprove programs of education for payment of benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty at public Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) if the school charges qualifying Veterans and dependents tuition and fees in excess of the rate for resident students for terms beginning after July 1, 2015.

UHM offers in-state resident tuition for all veterans and military connected students who are eligible under the “Choice Act” (learn more).

Who’s eligible:

  • A Veteran who lives in the state where the Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • An individual using transferred benefits who lives in the state in where the IHL is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • An individual using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state in where the IHL is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

A person described above will retain in-state resident tuition as long as the individual is continuously enrolled at the Institution of Higher Learning.

The University also offers In-state resident tuition to active duty personnel who are currently stationed in Hawaii and for their authorized dependents during the period that the personnel are stationed in Hawaii.

Reserve Members who are currently stationed in Hawaii are also eligible to receive in-state tuition rates.

 

More Information

For more information contact the University of Hawaii at Manoa Residency Officer at

(808) 956-8975

OR

Visit the UH Manoa Office of Admissions: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions/

 

 

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Contact Information

Office of Veteran Student Services
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2600 Campus Road
Queen Liliuokalani Center 310
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (appointments preferred)
Phone: (808) 956-2192
Email: ovss@hawaii.edu
Appointment: ovss.youcanbook.me

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The purpose of this fund is to support veteran and military connected students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.) The Office of Veteran Student Services understands and recognizes the unique needs of veterans and their families and has created this account to provide continued support for veteran and military connected student success.

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