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First Steps

  1. Apply for U of I admission
  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 Educational Benefits on

This will take up to six 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.

Once you receive your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA, please ensure the Military and Veterans Services Office receives a copy. We cannot process your VA Educational Benefits without proof of your COE.

Schedule VA Educational Benefits Orientation

Please contact the Military and Veteran Services Office to set up an orientation meeting by emailing or calling 208-885-7989 or 208-885-7979.

Request GI Bill® Certification

Students must submit a new GI Bill® Certification Request each semester they plan on using VA Educational 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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Isakson and Roe Act

Law prevents state colleges or universities from charging veterans out-of-state tuition.

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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