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USE YOUR GI BILL BENEFITS

  • Prior/current active duty Veterans (Montgomery GI Bill)

    For basic eligibility, you:

    • Must have served in the armed forces after July 1, 1985 for two or three years of continuous service.
    • Must have contributed to the educational fund for 12 months ($100 per month).
    • Must have received an honorable discharge.

    HOW YOUR BENEFITS WORK

    • Once you are fully enrolled in classes, submit a declaration.
    • You will receive a letter in the mail from the VA indicating your enrollment has been processed.
    • On the last day of the month, verify your attendance for the previous month to let the VA know you have not changed your schedule.
    • Within 7-10 days after verifying your attendance you will receive a direct deposit for the previous month. You are paid for days you are enrolled; short months are pro-rated.
    • The funds the VA sends you are intended to help pay your tuition.
    • Go to your My.BoiseState student center to make a payment toward your tuition.

     

  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

    For basic eligibility, you:

    • Must have a 20% (or greater) service-connected disability.
    • Must have vocational rehabilitation because it is required for employment as a result of the disability
    • Apply on e-benefits.
    • To verify eligibility, contact the Boise Regional office at (208) 429-2228.
    • For more information, contact our VetSuccess Counselor Sean Burlile.

    HOW YOUR BENEFITS WORK

    • Once you are fully enrolled in classes, submit a declaration.
    • On the first of the month, you can expect a direct deposit of BAH for the previous month, if applicable. You are paid for days you are enrolled; short months are pro-rated.
    • Go to the Boise State Bookstore two weeks prior to a term and purchase your books.
      Note: It is always wise to go to the Bookstore’s front counter and verify your record is updated in their system prior to getting your books.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill

    For basic eligibility, you:

    • Must have served in the armed forces after September 11, 2001 with at least 90 days of aggregate service, or a service-connected disability after 30 days.
    • Received an honorable discharge.
    • Benefits have been transferred from an Active Duty service member to dependent.

    You need to be a full-time student for that session (see academic calendar) to receive the full amount of your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). See the semester equivalency table. Your rate of pursuit must be at least 51% (7 credits for undergraduate regular semester) to receive 1/2 of the normal  BAH rate.

    HOW YOUR BENEFITS WORK

    • Once you are fully enrolled in classes, submit a declaration.
    • You will receive a letter in the mail from the VA indicating your enrollment has been processed. o The VA will send book money ($41.67 per credit), not to exceed $1000 a year. The book money allowance starts over every fall.
    • On the first of the month, you can expect a direct deposit of BAH for the previous month, if applicable. You are paid for days you are enrolled; short months are pro-rated. o If you live on campus, BAH funds must be applied to your housing bill. Go to your My.BoiseState student center to make payments.
    • Once the VA processes your enrollment, they send their portion of your tuition directly to Boise State Student Financials/Account Maintenance. o If your eligibility is not 100%, the remainder of the tuition needs to be paid prior to the end of the term.
    • If your financial aid paid any portion of your tuition, any overpayment will be deposited directly to your student center account. Be sure that your direct deposit information is current.

  • Dependents Education Assistance Program

    Basic Eligibility for spouse or child(ren) of a Veteran who:

    • Died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability. The disability must arise out of active service in the Armed Forces.
    • Died from any cause while such permanent and total service-connected disability was in existence.
    • Is missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
    • Is forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
    • Is hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service-connected permanent and total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability. Effective December 23, 2006.

    HOW YOUR BENEFITS WORK

    • Once you are fully enrolled in classes, submit a declaration.
    • You will receive a letter in the mail from the VA indicating your enrollment has been processed.
    • On the first of the month you can expect direct deposit for the previous month attendance. You are paid for days you are enrolled; short months are pro-rated.
    • Go to your My.BoiseState student center and make a payment toward your tuition.

  • Fry Scholarship

    For basic eligibility, you:


    Children and surviving spouses of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible for this benefit.
    Children
    Children are eligible as of their 18th birthday (unless they have already graduated high school). A child may be married or over 23 and still be eligible. If they became eligible before January 1, 2013 their eligibility ends on their 33rd birthday. The age limitation is removed if the child became eligible on or after January 1, 2013.
    Spouses
    Although surviving spouses do not have a time limit with which to use their benefits, they will lose eligibility to this benefit upon remarriage.

    You need to be a full-time student for that session (see academic calendar) to receive the full amount of your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). See the semester equivalency table. Your rate of pursuit must be at least 51% (7 credits for undergraduate regular semester) to receive 1/2 of the normal  BAH rate.

    HOW YOUR BENEFITS WORK

    • Once you are fully enrolled in classes, submit a declaration.
    • You will receive a letter in the mail from the VA indicating your enrollment has been processed. o The VA will send book money ($41.67 per credit), not to exceed $1000 a year. The book money allowance starts over every fall.
    • On the first of the month, you can expect a direct deposit of BAH for the previous month, if applicable. You are paid for days you are enrolled; short months are pro-rated. o If you live on campus, BAH funds must be applied to your housing bill. Go to your My.BoiseState student center to make payments.
    • Once the VA processes your enrollment, they send their portion of your tuition directly to Boise State Student Financials/Account Maintenance. o If your eligibility is not 100%, the remainder of the tuition needs to be paid prior to the end of the term.
    • If your financial aid paid any portion of your tuition, any overpayment will be deposited directly to your student center account. Be sure that your direct deposit information is current.

  • National Guard or Reserve (Montgomery GI Bill)

    For basic eligibility, you:

    • Must be in drill status to use benefits.
    • Must have a signed six-year contract after July 1, 1985.
    • Must have completed 180 days of duty in the selected reserve or guard.
    • Must have a GED or high school diploma.

    HOW YOUR BENEFITS WORK

    • Once you are fully enrolled in classes, submit a declaration.
    • You will receive a letter in the mail from the VA indicating your enrollment has been processed.
    • On the last day of the month, verify your attendance for the previous month to let the VA know you have not changed your schedule.
    • Within 7-10 days after verifying your attendance you will received a direct deposit for the previous month. You are paid for days you are enrolled; short months are pro-rated.
    • The funds the VA sends you are intended to help pay your tuition.
    • Go to your My.BoiseState student center to make a payment toward your tuition.

  • Pay Scale For Veteran Benefits

    Current GI Bill pay scales current as of 2/1/2018

    Current GI Bill pay scale current as of 2/1/2018

  • Change Of Major Form

    If you happen to change your major while using your G.I. Bill benefits, this form needs to be completed. For assistance, please contact Boise State’s Veterans Services office.



  • CHAMPVA Letter Request Form

    This request is for a letter to be sent to CHAMPVA, or Tricare, regarding your enrollment status to continue receiving benefits through your parent.


    CHAMPVA Fact Sheet

    CHAMPVA Fact Sheet

  • Hold Lift Request Form

    If you need to have the Veteran Services Hold removed from your student center account, please click on the button below and fill out the form to have the hold removed.


  • Yellow Ribbon Program

    What is the Yellow Ribbon Program?


    If I am eligible for the Post‐9/11 GI Bill, am I automatically eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program?
    • No. Only Veterans, or dependents under Transfer of Entitlement, at the 100% benefit level, or Fry Scholarship qualify. Active duty members and spouses of active duty members are not eligible for this program. There are 5 students per semester awarded the Yellow Ribbon award. For non-resident fees, please contact our office about availability.


    What do I have to do to receive Yellow Ribbon benefits?
    • If you meet the above requirements, fill out the application below. The Yellow Ribbon benefits are on a first come first serve basis because we have a limited amount of Yellow Ribbon slots available. Applications will be on file for one semester, after which you must reapply to receive the Yellow Ribbon award again.


  • Undergraduate Equivalency Chart

    Undergraduate Semester Equivalency Table

  • Graduate Equivalency Chart

    Graduate Semester Equivalency Table

  • Transfer of Benefits and eligibility

    Family members must be enrolled in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS) and be eligible for benefits at the time of transfer to receive transferred benefits.

    The option to transfer is open to any member of the armed forces active duty or Selected Reserve, officer or enlisted who is eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and meets the following criteria:

    • Has at least six years of service in the armed forces (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) on the date of approval and agrees to serve four additional years in the armed forces from the date of election.
    • Has at least 10 years of service in the armed forces (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) on the date of approval, is precluded by either standard policy (by Service Branch or DoD) or statute from committing to four additional years, and agrees to serve for the maximum amount of time allowed by such policy or statute.
    • Transfer requests are submitted and approved while the member is in the armed forces.
    • Effective 7/20/19, eligibility to transfer benefits will be limited to sevicemembers with less than 16 years of active duty or selected reserve service.
    • Transfer Process. While in the armed forces, transferors use the Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) website to designate, modify, and revoke a Transfer of Entitlement (TOE) request. After leaving the armed forces, transferors may provide a future effective date for use of TOE, modify the number of months transferred, or revoke entitlement transferred by submitting a written request to VA. Submit a TEB request now for your Service component approval (non-VA Link). (NOTE: When the milConnect Home page displays, select Education then Transfer of Education Benefits [TEB] from the menu bar.)Upon approval, family members may apply to use transferred benefits with VA by applying online or by printing, completing, and mailing the VA Form 22-1990e to your VA Regional processing office of jurisdiction. VA Form 22-1990e should only be completed and submitted to VA by the family member after DoD has approved the request for TEB. Do not use VA Form 22-1990e to apply for transfer of education benefits.

    How to transfer your benefits

    How to transfer your benefits

    How to transfer your benefits

    How to transfer your benefits