- Apply for UI admission » (Enter fee waiver code "service" to waive application fee for Veterans)
- Determine whether you are an in-state or out-of-state resident
- Read about the 2014 CHOICE Act implications
- Out-of-state residents may qualify for the Yellow Ribbon tuition assistance program.
- Army, Navy, Marines, & Coast Guard use Joint Services Transcript.
- Air Force uses Community College of the Air Force
- Students using VA education benefits may still be eligible for financial aid.
- Applying for all university merit-based scholarships and financial aid is a simple step-by-step process. Learn more »
Apply for VA Benefits
This will take 4-6 weeks. Plan accordingly.
Our office highly recommends students set up direct deposit. You will need your bank account information, including routing number and your account number.
Which form do I use on Vets.gov to apply for my GI Bill?
Please note: Veterans Affairs still references these forms by name but they are no longer used in hard copy form. All applications can be done online instead, and the following list will help you as you apply for your benefit.
- If you are a Veteran or Guard/Reserve member applying for your GI Bill for the first time (Post 9/11 GI Bill or Montgomery GI Bill), you will use VA Form 22-1990
- If you are a Veteran, Guard/Reserve member, or Post 9/11 GI Bill dependent transferring from another school where you've used your GI Bill previously, you will use VA Form 22-1995
Schedule On-Campus or Phone Interview
Schedule a meeting or phone interview with Assistant Veterans Advisor Scott Oplinger. Bring Certificate of Eligibility or most recent award letter to interview.
Request GI Bill Certification
Students must submit a GI Bill Certification Request after registering for classes each semester to obtain their GI Bill benefits.
Students using the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) qualify for:
- Textbook Stipends – Based on number of credits taken, student can receive up to $1,000 per year, $41.67 per credit or $125 per three-credit class.
- Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)/Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) – Up to $1,307 per full month (100 percent eligibility)
Idaho Residency for Tuition Purposes
The Admissions Office determines resident or non-resident status based on a student's application.