Applying to HBU as a Veteran or Veteran Dependent

This page provides information to those who have never received VA Education Benefits at any school or training establishment. The initial application process is expected to take estimated 30 days to 45 days.

Steps to Apply

All incoming veteran students must complete the steps below.

Step 1: Submit Your HBU Application

Complete and submit HBU’s Application for Admission.
Apply to HBU

Step 2: Complete the Application for VA Education Benefits

Read the application carefully since some decisions that you make on the application are now irrevocable.
Form must be turned into the Veterans Administration; may also be completed on line. Application for VA Education Benefits

First-time VA Student Admissions Process

Complete the steps below after completing steps 1 and 2 above.

  • Step 3: Submit these documents to Veterans Coordinator, Office of Academic Records

    HBU Military Transfer Credit Policy

    The American Council on Education (ACE) recognizes the educational value of military training and experience. ACE continuously evaluates military school courses and occupations and makes recommendations for college level credit. ACE credit recommendations are present on the Joint Services Transcript (JST) of the military service member.

    Each service member will receive at least 3 hours of elective credit for basic training as documented on the JST, and may receive up to 30 elective credits for military service as recommended by the American Council of Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services and in accordance with HBU policies regarding transfer credits.

    Based on the evaluation, credit may also be applied toward specific degree requirements where appropriate, as well as any possible credit for passing Dantes subject tests that have been reviewed and approved by the corresponding department. Courses from other accredited institutions will still be eligible to receive transfer credits.

  • Step 4: Get advised and registered for courses

    First-time Freshmen Students:  
    All incoming students must attend Orientation to receive their class schedule, meet with financial aid, and explore all the academic and student life resources available to students at HBU. Contact your admissions counselor to register, or visit hbu.edu/orientation for more information.

    First-time Transfer Students: 
    All incoming students must attend Orientation to receive their class schedule, meet with financial aid, and explore all the academic and student life resources available to students at HBU. Contact your admissions counselor to register, or visit hbu.edu/orientation for more information.

  • Step 5: Complete HBU's VA Enrollment Certification Request Form

    – HBU Veteran Certification Request Form after registration*

    Complete the VA Enrollment Certification Request Form above and submit to the VA Coordinator in the Office of Academic  Records via email, fax (281) 649-3440, mail, or in person.
    To be certified for benefits, this form has to be completed and turned in every semester.

    *Notify the VA Coordinator in the Office of the Academic Records via email of any changes to the following:
    – Filing of a Degree Plan
    – Changes in Major
    – Changes in Semester Schedule

    You must notify the HBU Veterans Representative of these changes within 30 days. Failure to do so may result in over-payment and if you are overpaid the University is required to return any funds received from the VA which will result in the student owing a balance to the University.

  • Chapters 30, 1606 and 1607 Only

    For Montgomery G.I. Bill (Chapter 30), Reserve G.I. Bill (Chapter 1606) and Activated Reservists Post 9/11 (Chapter 1607) Only:
    Certify monthly enrollment status via W.A.V.E. on the last day of every month while you are in school.

Applying as a Veteran Dependent

Complete the steps below after completing steps 1 and 2 above.

  • Step 3: Get advised and registered for courses

    First-time Freshmen Students:  
    All incoming students must attend Orientation to receive their class schedule, meet with financial aid, and explore all the academic and student life resources available to students at HBU. Contact your admissions counselor to register, or visit hbu.edu/orientation for more information.

    First-time Transfer Students: 
    All incoming students must attend Orientation to receive their class schedule, meet with financial aid, and explore all the academic and student life resources available to students at HBU. Contact your admissions counselor to register, or visit hbu.edu/orientation for more information.

  • Step 4: Complete HBU's VA Enrollment Certification Request Form

    – HBU Veteran Certification Request Form after registration*

    Complete the VA Enrollment Certification Request Form above and submit to the VA Coordinator in the Office of Academic  Records via email, fax (281) 649-3440, mail, or in person.
    To be certified for benefits, this form has to be completed and turned in every semester.

    *Notify the VA Coordinator in the Office of the Academic Records via email of any changes to the following:
    – Filing of a Degree Plan
    – Changes in Major
    – Changes in Semester Schedule
    You must notify the HBU Veterans Representative of these changes within 30 days. Failure to do so may result in over-payment and if you are overpaid the University is required to return any funds received from the VA which will result in the student owing a balance to the University.

Applying Under Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation Veterans

Complete the steps below after completing steps 1 and 2 above.

  • Step 3: Submit these documents to Veterans Coordinator, Office of Academic Records

    HBU Military Transfer Credit Policy

    The American Council on Education (ACE) recognizes the educational value of military training and experience. ACE continuously evaluates military school courses and occupations and makes recommendations for college level credit. ACE credit recommendations are present on the Joint Services Transcript (JST) of the military service member.

    Each service member will receive at least 3 hours of elective credit for basic training as documented on the JST, and may receive up to 30 elective credits for military service as recommended by the American Council of Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services and in accordance with HBU policies regarding transfer credits.

    Based on the evaluation, credit may also be applied toward specific degree requirements where appropriate, as well as any possible credit for passing Dantes subject tests that have been reviewed and approved by the corresponding department. Courses from other accredited institutions will still be eligible to receive transfer credits.

  • Step 4: Get advised and registered for courses

    First-time Freshmen Students:  
    All incoming students must attend Orientation to receive their class schedule, meet with financial aid, and explore all the academic and student life resources available to students at HBU. Contact your admissions counselor to register, or visit hbu.edu/orientation for more information.

    First-time Transfer Students: 
    All incoming students must attend Orientation to receive their class schedule, meet with financial aid, and explore all the academic and student life resources available to students at HBU. Contact your admissions counselor to register, or visit hbu.edu/orientation for more information.

  • Step 5: Complete HBU's VA Enrollment Certification Request Form

    – HBU Veteran Certification Request Form after registration*

    Complete the VA Enrollment Certification Request Form above and submit to the VA Coordinator in the Office of Academic Records via email, fax (281) 649-3440, mail, or in person.
    To be certified for benefits, this form has to be completed and turned in every semester.

    *Notify the VA Coordinator in the Office of Academic Records via email of any changes to the following:
    – Filing of a Degree Plan
    – Changes in Major
    – Changes in Semester ScheduleYou must notify the HBU Veterans Representative of these changes within 30 days. Failure to do so may result in over-payment and if you are overpaid the University is required to return any funds received from the VA which will result in the student owing a balance to the University.

For more information please visit the Veterans Administration Office of Vocational Rehab.