Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e)


As part of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, section 3679 of title 38, United States Code was amended.

Effective August 1, 2019, the State approving agency, or the Secretary when acting in the role of the State approving agency, shall disapprove a course of education provided by an educational institution that has in effect a policy that is inconsistent the areas below:

NOTE: A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.

  • Chaminade University of Honolulu policy permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during a term beginning after the date on which the individual provides a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

    • The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.

    • 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

  • Chaminade University of Honolulu’s policy ensures that no penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.

  • Any tuition and fees incurred by a student in excess of the annual VA cap which are not covered by the yellow ribbon program are the responsibility of the student.