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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. To learn what will transfer, submit a copy of your Joint Services transcript or similar official documents to this office.  Military credits will be processed once you are actively taking classes and posted during the first six weeks of your first semester.

Order transcripts here:

Air Force       Army       Marines     Navy      Coast Guard

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 and consequences of each one.

Different chapters of the GI Bill may have different application forms:

  • Chapter 1606, 30, and 33 will use form 22-1990
  • Chapter 33, Transfer of Benefits will use form 22-1990E
  • Chapter 31 will use form 28-1900, follow these instructions to apply.
  • Chapter 35 will use form 22-5490

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.