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Yellow Ribbon Program

The University of Idaho is a Yellow Ribbon Program school. This means:

  • All Idaho resident tuition and fees are paid by the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.
  • 100 percent of out-of-state tuition is covered through an agreement between the University of Idaho and the Veterans Administration.
  • Around 75 Yellow Ribbon placements are available to students each academic year.
  • Placements are granted on a first-come, first-served basis, with currently enrolled students grandfathered into the program. When placements are filled, applicants are placed on a wait-list.

Eligibility Guidelines

To be eligible for the program, students must:

  • Be approved for VA Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits at 100 percent
  • Be admitted to the University of Idaho

The following are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Active Duty personnel
  • Spouses of Active Duty personnel using Transferred Entitlement
  • Fry Scholarship recipients who attended terms that began prior to August 1, 2018

Required Documents

  • PDF copy of your GI Bill® Certificate of Eligibility

You can apply for initial application and acceptance into the program on the GI Bill® Certification form.

Only apply if you do NOT qualify as an Idaho resident for tuition purposes.

Contact Us

LLC Bldg. #3

Physical Address:
901 Paradise Creek St.
LLC Bldg. #3
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1252
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1252

Summer Office Hours
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Phone: 208-885-7989

Fax: 208-885-9494


Military and Veterans Services Office

Jason M. Nierman, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), USA

Physical Address:
Bruce Pitman Center, SEM Suite, 139

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4259
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4259

Phone: 208-885-7979/6229

Fax: 208-885-9494