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 1607Form 22-1990
Chapter 35Form 22-5490. Available at: www.vets.gov and
Chapter 31Eligibility/Application is determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs, Vocational Rehabilitation Office

Locate your additional supporting documents

VA benefit typeInclude 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.

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.

Visit the Degrees and Programs section of our website for help in choosing. When you are ready to apply, consult with one of our admissions staff and start completing your forms located here.

If you have questions about applying to PIHMA or any of the steps along the way, please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Lisa Dunn at ldunn@pihma.edu or 602-274-1885.