MUIH welcomes all men and women with a background in the U.S. Armed Forces. Whether you are on active duty, in the Reserves or National Guard, a veteran, or a family member of a veteran, MUIH is dedicated to helping you succeed. The VA Certifying Officials in The Office of the Registrar will certify your enrollment to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) by providing your dates of enrollment and the courses that you are taking.
How to Apply for Benefits
New Student Veterans
Step 1. Complete the VA Application for Education Benefits
Step 2. Provide the following to the MUIH VA Certifying Officials:
- Your Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
- An e-mail with a request to be certified. Indicate the specific trimester of enrollment.
- Send both items to
Returning Student Veterans
MUIH School Certifying Officials
The School Certifying Official is responsible for processing certifications of enrollment for all students receiving veteran educational benefits; updating and reporting accurate enrollment to the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA); and maintaining federal compliance. Early in the admission and registration process, students eligible for VA educational benefits must contact the School Certifying Official (SCO) and identify themselves. Students should realize that an SCO cannot determine eligibility for benefits; this is the sole responsibility of the VA.
Yellow Ribbon Program
MUIH proudly participates in the yellow ribbon program. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed the maximum base pay amount
In addition, the VA will match MUIH contributions of $100 for eligible students, once the student has exceeded the national benefit maximum per the calendar year.
Veteran Students FAQ
For a document with information on what is expected of MUIH students receiving Veterans Benefits, click here.
Once accepted as a VA student, do I have to submit a tuition deposit?
How can I learn about education benefits available to veterans, and how do I apply for benefits?
Where can I obtain a copy of my certificate of eligibility?
Where do I submit my tuition assistance forms & tuition waiver forms?
Can VA students also qualify financial aid? If so, how do I apply for financial aid? And what types of aid are available for VA students?
VA students who have completed the FAFSA are considered for these types of financial aid offered by MUIH:
-Scholarship and Fellowships
How can I find out how much time I have remaining for VA education benefits?
What is the maximum of VA funds that I can use yearly?
Am I eligible to receive a housing allowance?
What is the difference between a part-time and full-time student status? How does it affect my housing allowance?
Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits to be considered half-time. Students enrolled in 6 credits or more are considered full-time.
For students using Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill, housing allowance is calculated based on rate of pursuit. For example, since full time is considered 6 credits, students enrolled into 3 credits are at 50% rate of pursuit, and will receive 50% of their housing allowance for the period they are enrolled. Housing allowance is only paid when a student has a rate of pursuit that is more than 50%.
Who certifies my enrollment status at MUIH, so that I can receive my VA benefit?
When will my enrollment be certified?
You will be certified when the following requirements have been met:
-Appropriate paperwork* (Certificate of Eligibility) has been submitted to the University’s VA Certifying Official.
-You are registered for the term of certification.
-You have completed the online request form available here.
*Please note Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation recipients must submit a 22-1905 form approved by their Case Manager prior to enrollment certification. Please check with your VA representative for details.
How will I know if MUIH has processed my certification?
How long does it take to receive VA education tuition benefits?
What are the Principles of Excellence?
Are tutoring fees or book stipends available?
Do I need to notify the MUIH VA Official if I add, drop, withdraw from classes?
*Please note that withdrawing from a course past the schedule adjustment period may result in necessary repayment of VA funds, including housing allowance. Please visit http://www.muih.edu/admissions/financial-aid/refund-policy for more information on MUIH’s refund policy or contact your VA representative for details.
Shopping Sheet for Expenses
To view an example of a shopping sheet, click here.
Points of Contact
Academic and Career Advising
|Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and Integrative Health Sciences||Chelsey Barrett|
|Health Coaching and Health Promotion||Caressa Olivo|
|Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda, and Nutrition||Laura Steck|
|Herbal Medicine||Crystal Hoyte|
|Career Services Coordinator||Rob Brooks|
Academic Success, Disability Services and Counseling and Referral Services
|Associate Director of Student Support and Disability Services||Mimi Getachew|
|Director of Financial Aid||Kristina Dean|
|Senior Accountant||Brian Donelan|
Military & Veterans Education Benefits
It is recommended that all students who will be using VA Education Benefits review the GI Bill® website. For comprehensive VA Education Benefits counseling, including information pertaining to payment, availability of benefits or approvals call the VA at 1-888-442-4551.
|Chapter 30||Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty – MGIB-AD)|
|Chapter 31||Vocational Rehabilitation (VR&E)|
|Chapter 33||Post 9/11 GI Bill (Active Duty or Veteran)|
|Chapter 33||Post 9/11 GI Bill (Spouse or Dependent)|
|Chapter 35||Survivors and Dependents Assistance (Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance – DEA)|
|Chapter 1606||Montgomery GI Bill (Selected Reserve – MGIB-SR)|
|Chapter 1607||Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)|
|Survivor & Dependents Assistance||Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship|
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 Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.