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Veteran Students

Holy Names warmly welcomes veterans to our campus.

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Your skills and experience are highly valued here

...and in the workforce, too. Earn your degree and watch your pathways open.

Application process and Requirements Contact for benefits payments and financial aid info
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Veterans Benefit Information

Sarah Hawley-Snow

Assistant Registrar I

Heafey 665
(510) 436-1090

Yellow Ribbon

HNU is a Yellow Ribbon school

The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions of higher learning and the VA to partially or fully fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the established thresholds under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

Learn more

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 website at

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Credit for Military Training and USAFI

Holy Names University is proud to act as a liaison between veterans and relevant VA agencies to ensure you're receiving all the available educational resources. HNU certifies enrollment for VA students in a degree-seeking program and grants credit for military training in accordance with the recommendations of the American Council on Education.

Isakson & Roe Requirements

Section 1018 of Public Law 116-315

Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, adds new requirements for educational institutions participating in the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These new provisions became effective June 15, 2021 and will apply to Institutions of Higher Learning and Non-College Degree institutions beginning August 1, 2021. Many of the requirements are consistent with the requirements of the Principles of Excellence, currently in Executive Order 13607; however, there are requirements in addition to those embodied in the Principles of Excellence which schools must also satisfy to maintain approval for GI Bill® participation.

Schools must provide a covered individual (a student using benefits under chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, or 35 of title 38, U.S.C., or chapter 1606 of title 10, U.S.C.) with a personalized shopping sheet that contains:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Estimated cost of attendance:
    Room and Board$9,360
    Books and Supplies$1,152
    Personal Expense$3,348
    Loan Fee $134
    Cost of Attendance for One Full Year$57,135
  • Other types of Federal financial aid, not administered by VA that is offered by the institution, that the individual may be qualified to receive: Office of Financial Aid
  • Estimated amount of student loan debt the individual would have upon graduation: College Navigator
  • Information regarding graduation rates: IPEDS information
  • Information regarding the acceptance of transfer credits including military credits: Transfer Credit Policies
  • Any additional requirements include training, experience, or examinations that are required to obtain a license, certification, or approval for which the course of education prepares the individual: See programs in HNU’s School of Science, Applied Health, and Nursing as well as the School of Education and the Liberal Arts

The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
A model aid award letter designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school. Please request a shopping sheet from your admissions counselor.

The ‘Paying for College’ Web Page
This site can be used by prospective students to enter the names of up to three schools and receive detailed financial information on each one and to enter actual financial aid award information. The tool can be accessed at:

The College Scorecard
A consumer planning tool and resource to assist prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school. The College Scorecard is located at:

The College Navigator
A consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool. The College Navigator is located at:

The Net Price Calculator
By completing our Net Price Calculator, you will be able to estimate your costs to attend HNU, as well as explore the grants, scholarships, and other aid programs you may be eligible to receive. The Net Price Calculator is located at:

GI Bill® Comparison Tool
A helpful tool to explore the right fit for your educational goal and benefits use. The tool is located at: