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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.

Yellow Ribbon Program

VA teams with colleges and universities to help Veterans achieve their higher education goals, expanding on benefits offered by the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

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

Office Hours
8 a.m. to 5 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