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First Steps

  1. Apply for U of I admission (Enter fee waiver code "service" to waive application fee for Veterans)
  2. Determine whether you are an in-state or out-of-state resident
  3. Transfer military and other institutional transcripts.
  4. Visit Financial Aid
    • 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 on

Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. 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.

Schedule On-Campus or Phone Interview

Schedule a meeting or phone interview with Military and Veterans Coordinator Matthew Barber. 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:

Idaho Residency for Tuition Purposes

The Admissions Office determines resident or non-resident status based on a student's application.

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Choice Act

Law prevents state colleges or universities from charging veterans out-of-state tuition if they’re within three years of discharge from active duty. Also applies to dependents.

Learn More

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