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Veteran Services

For Veteran Services to process your VA Education Benefits it is REQUIRED to submit a Declaration EVERY semester. No Certification to the VA will be done unless this is submitted through the link below. Failure to do so will result in your tuition and BAH NOT BEING PAID. If this is your first time to use Veteran Education benefits at BOISE STATE please upload a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) within your Declaration. IMPORTANT: Do not submit your Declaration until your schedule is completely set (no waitlisted classes or further adjustments). A Veteran Hold will be placed on your account shortly after you make your Declaration which locks in your schedule. If you need this Veteran Hold lifted, please fill out the form in the link below.

Submit Declaration

Hold Lift Request





Verify W.A.V.E.Change of Major Form





The Veteran Services office provides information and procedures relevant to all education benefits provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs. We can help you make the transition from the military to university life and use any GI Bill ®VA educational benefits for which you’re eligible.  Let us help you navigate through the process.  We look forward to meeting you.

VA G.I. Bill Education Website

VA G.I.Bill Customer Service Line

1-888-GIBILL-1  (1-888-442-4551)                   Call between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday-Friday.

View Instructions for Chapter 33 here, or instructions for Chapters 30/Ch1606 here.

Examples of what a COE looks like:Hard Copy Example, E-Benefits Snapshot Example, Example.

Chapter 35 will have been sent an updated COE, if you do not have it, or if the above options to do work,  please call 1-888-442-4551 and put on a word document your remaining entitlement, who you spoke to at the VA and when.

Need Timely Tips?

Text @gibill to 81010 to receive reminders and information about submitting your declaration each semester and other useful tips.


“Boise State’s Veteran Services removed the worries I had when I left the military. They helped me navigate the entire transition from my military career to campus life.”
– Multidisciplinary student major, 7-year Army Veteran


Why Boise State?

You’ve had plenty of adventure during your years of military service.  Let us help you begin your next adventure at Boise State University.  More than 1,000 Veteran, National Guard, Reserves, Active and dependents currently attend Boise State. Veteran Services can help you connect with people and resources that will make your time as a student more productive.

  • Boise State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
  • More than 200 areas of study (bachelor’s, master’s and graduate programs)
  • Idaho’s largest undergraduate nursing program
  • Idaho’s largest graduate school
  • AACSB Internationally accredited business school
  • More than 260 student clubs and organizations
  • Generous access to internships and research
  • Less than an hour to Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.