Enrolling in College can be a bit daunting. The documents listed below will help with step-by-step instructions.
Best of all, come to our Veterans' Support Center to make use of the experience and knowledge of the Student Veteran staff who will walk you through the complete process! We are here to help you!
|Veterans’ Support Center
|Veteran Support Counselor- Alicia Sams
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- If you are a Hawaii resident or an active duty military member or eligible dependent stationed in Hawaii, there is no application fee.
- If you are a veteran or an individual eligible to use VA (Veterans Affairs) educational benefits and live in Hawaii, there is no application fee and you may qualify to pay resident tuition rates.
- Application deadlines (may be subject to change):
- Fall term: August 1
- Spring term: December 15
- Students using VA benefits must declare a major or select an approved program of study to receive benefits. See WEAMS for a complete list of approved programs.
Step 1B: Apply for VA Education Benefits
- Go to https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/
- Students seeking to use Tuition Assistance, should meet with an Education Counselor at the Education Center located at your military base to identify your TA portal.
- For additional assistance, call the Veterans’ Support Center at (808) 245-8391.
Step 2: Check Your Acceptance Email
An acceptance letter from Kauai CC will be sent to the email address you listed on your application. If you did not receive an acceptance letter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In your acceptance letter, there is more information about your next steps.
Step 3: Get a UH Username
Upon acceptance, you can create a UH Account by visiting: hawaii.edu/username. Click on “Get a UH Username!” and complete the Check Status Form. Your UH Username is your personal identification for accessing MyUH online services, including registration, email and your academic records.
Your username followed by “@hawaii.edu” (e.g., email@example.com) will be your UH email address. It is important to check this email often as it serves as the official means of communication within the UH system.
Step 4: Submit Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
A copy of your COE must be submitted to the VA School Certifying Officials (Admissions & Records Office) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students receiving the following VA benefits must submit the COE:
- Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 and Post 9/11 - Transfer to Dependents)
- Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty)
- Chapter 35 (Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance)
- Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve)
Students receiving the following VA educational benefits are not required to submit the COE:
- Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)
- Reservists/Active Duty/Guard using Tuition Assistance funds
For questions contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: 1-888-442-4551.
Step 5: Request Transcripts
- Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy transcripts can be requested through: https://jst.doded.mil/jst/
- Air Force CCAF transcripts can be requested through Air University.
- Mail directly (unopened) all civilian prior education transcripts to Kauai Community College, Admissions & Records, 3-1901 Kaumuali’i Hwy., Lihue, HI 96766
- Complete the Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form and return to email@example.com.
Step 6: Apply for Financial Aid
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online and visit the Financial Aid website for more information on grants, student loans, and scholarships.
Step 7: Placement/Assessment
Complete the UHCC EdReady Placement/Readiness or call the Counseling Office at (808) 245-8212 to discuss placement options.
Step 8: Health Clearances
Health requirements need to be cleared in order to register for in-person or hybrid classes.
An academic advisor will help you select classes, register, and explore career options. Academic advising is required for all incoming first year students . To schedule an appointment, contact the Student Counseling Office at (808) 245-8212 or schedule online. Please complete the Intake Survey before your appointment.
Step 10: VA Enrollment Certification Form
- The VA Enrollment Certification Form does not apply to those using Tuition Assistance funds.
- The VA Enrollment Certification Form needs to be completed at the beginning of EACH semester.
Step 11: Purchase Books
Books may be purchased at the Kauai Community College Bookstore in person or online.
- IDAP charges tend to be applied after classes start and are to be paid with your book stipend.
Step 12: New Student Orientation
Students must attend a New Student Orientation to learn about program requirements and services available to them. New student orientation is available online or in-person.
- Contact Veteran Support Counselor, Alicia Sams (808-245-8317, firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a tour of the Veterans’ Support Center on campus.
The Career Center provides free resources to assist you from the beginning to the end of your academic journey! We help you prepare for academic and career success by helping you learn about yourself, explore career options for degrees, make career choices, prepare for the changing employment market and carry out education and career plans.
For a full list of questions and answers regarding your VA education benefits go to https://gibill.custhelp.va.gov/app/home
- Are VA Education Benefits Taxable?
- How is my housing allowance paid if I'm not a full-time student?
- I am enrolled in school. When will I receive my benefits from VA?
- How do I verify my enrollment?
- What if I receive a failing grade?
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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/