Per federal law, Chapter 31 and 33 students cannot be penalized for the delay in tuition and fee payment from the VA. Please refer to our "VA Legislative Policies" section. After tuition and fees are paid to the University by the VA for Chapter 31 and 33 students, we will make sure that payments match what is expected. For Chapter 33 students, there is a cap on the amount of tuition and fees the VA will cover per academic year (Fall to Summer) at Howard because we are a private institution. Yellow Ribbon is now available to all eligible Chapter 33 beneficiaries at the 100% benefit level (with other additional eligibility), however there is still a gap in funding due to an increase in tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 academic year. All eligible Yellow Ribbon beneficiaries will automatically be enrolled by OMVS once a request to be certified is submitted.
All scholarships that apply to only tuition and fees must be reported to the VA no matter when they are received by Howard. The amount billed to the VA may be adjusted at any time after these scholarships are discovered. Please self-report changes using the Updates Survey for the current term in the "Request to Use Your VA Education Benefits or Scholarship at HU" section below as soon as they occur to avoid debt to the VA and/or Howard University.
Chapter 1606 and 35 students do not receive tuition and fees payments from the VA and are responsible for meeting all posted University deadlines for payment on their student account.
All students will be closely monitored, and changes in enrollment are required to be reported to the VA within 30 days. Please self-report changes using the Updates Survey for the current term in the "Request to Use Your VA Education Benefits or Scholarship at HU" section below as soon as they occur to avoid debt to the VA and/or Howard University.