1. Apply for admission to Boise State University.
You may receive credit for selected military training or experience. Military credits will be used as electives only. Military credits will be processed by the Registrar’s office and posted after the first six weeks of your first active semester.
2. Apply for GI Bill benefits once you are admitted to Boise State.
There are many chapters of the GI Bill and you may qualify for more than one. You can see a brief description of them on our benefits page. If you are eligible for multiple GI Bills, contact our office before completing this step and we can help you understand the benefits of each one.
Once you have submitted the application, make sure it has a confirmation number. If there is no confirmation number, you have not submitted it to the VA yet. Once approved, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA in the mail in about 7-10 weeks. Our office will need this correspondence.
Under many circumstances, the Montgomery GI Bill may be more beneficial to you than the Post 9/11 GI Bill. If you switch to the Post 9/11, you can not go back to the Montgomery GI Bill. The effective date for your Post 9/11 is also very important, so please come in for help when filling out your GI Bill application.
3. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).
We strongly recommend that you apply for federal financial aid. Receiving GI Bill benefits does not affect your ability to be considered for grants, work study, and student loans.