PIHMA is approved for veterans, active military service members, their spouses or dependents. We are proud to serve you and your family as you have served our country. Following is a short guide to get you started. Our Admissions Staff and Student Support team are here to assist you.
Getting Benefits Started
If you are active military, a veteran or a dependent and have not used VA education benefits before at any institution of higher education, this is where you start.
First, apply for benefits in three easy steps
|VA benefit |
|Use this VA application|
|Chapter 30, 33, 1606 and 1607||Form 22-1990|
|Chapter 35||Form 22-5490. Available at: www.vets.gov and|
|Chapter 31||Eligibility/Application is determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs, Vocational Rehabilitation Office|
Locate your additional supporting documents
|VA benefit type||Include this supporting document|
|All types, except Chapter 1606||DD-214 Military Discharge Document — Copy Member 4|
|Chapter 1606||DD-2384 NOBE — Notice of Basic Eligibility|
Submit your application and document directly to the VA using one of these methods.
- online at https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/ (easy to do and fastest processing)
- mail to Department of Veterans Affairs, PO Box 8888, Muskogee, OK 74402-8888
If you apply online, you will receive your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA in four to eight weeks.
Next, apply to PIHMA
You can apply to any of the three degree programs PIHMA has to offer before receiving your Certificate of Eligibility from or submitting your 1905 form to the VA.
If you have questions about applying to PIHMA or any of the steps along the way, please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Lisa Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-274-1885.