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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

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.

Schedule On-Campus or Phone Interview

Schedule a meeting or phone interview with Veterans Administrative 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

Gen. Amos Veterans Center Idaho Student Union Building Room 305

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2522
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2522

Phone: 208-885-7989

Fax: 208-885-9494



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