The Spring 2015 registration schedule is below, all registration sessions will open at 12:01 am for each listed class level:
- Seniors (90+ credits) Monday, November 10
- Junior (58-89 credits) Wednesday, November 12
- Sophomores (26-57 credits) Friday, November 14
- Freshmen (0-25 credits) Monday, November 17
If you intend to use VA Education Benefits at Idaho State University for the Spring 2015 semester, please submit you VA Registration Form as soon as you have finalized your schedule. This form needs to be submitted EVERY semester! As VA Education Benefit payments may take as long as 4-6 weeks for the VA to approve after being processed by the University, registering early and submitting the VA Registration Form are the best ways to ensure payments begin on time!
To activate your VA Education Benefits each term at Idaho State University please submit the VA Registration form AFTER you finalize your class schedule for the upcoming term by clicking on the following link or follow the instructions listed below.
- Log in to BengalWeb
- Click on the University Resource tab
- Under Veteran Students click VA Education Registration form
- Fill out the form completely and hit the Submit button
NOTE: Ensure you complete the form all the way to the Confirmation Page, and then select Submit. If a page appears blank after hitting continue on the previous page, attempt to scroll to the top of the page to ensure all information has been entered.
If you need assistance with advising, registration or financial aid services, we will be holding a Veteran & Service Members Registration Event on Tuesday, November 19th, in the North Fork Room and the Veterans Sanctuary, 3rd floor of the Student Union Building from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (see the attached flyer). Everyone is invited to attend! There will be representatives on hand to assist you with: Advising, Registration, VA Benefits, Tuition Assistance, Financial Aid, University Housing, Residency and more!
If you haven't already, I would highly recommend you familiarize yourself with the ISU Veteran Services page and the Veterans Sanctuary page. Both will provide you with answers to the most common questions. There are also links on how to apply for your VA Education Benefits and Admissions to ISU.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs administers a variety of education benefit programs for University students with Military backgrounds. Many Veterans and active duty personnel may qualify for one of the following education benefits program. If you think you may qualify for a VA Education benefit I recommend you look into the following information and programs. Information on available programs that students with Military backgrounds may qualify for can be found at the following sites:
- The Post 9/11 GI Bill
- Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
- Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
- Survivorsí and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
- Free education and vocational counseling services are available to service members and veterns, for more information click here.
The VA also provides Education and Vocational counseling free of charge if you meet one of the following criteria:
- You are a veteran or dependent eligible for educational benefits under a program that VA administers.
- You were discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions not more than 1 year ago.
- You are on active duty and 6 months or less remain before your scheduled release or discharge from service.
You may get counseling about any matter, including personal problems, related to:
- Counseling to facilitate career/occupational decisions for civilian or military occupations.
- Adjustment counseling to address personal problems that may interfere with achieving any educational or employment goal.
- Educational/Vocational counseling to help you develop a training, educational or employment plan.
- Explanation of test results, exploration of potential objectives and assistance in developing a successful program.
What is discussed in counseling depends on you, your situation and needs. You can learn more about yourself, career opportunities and requirements, training possibilities, sources of financial aid, and how to carry through on plans that you make.
To apply for the counseling above please complete VAForm 22-5490 send it to the nearest United States Department of Veterans Affairs office. If you have received a DD214, you should attach a copy of it, unless you are still on active duty or if you are applying as a dependent of a veteran. VA will arrange for a counselor to meet with you. There is no charge for counseling, but you will have to pay your own travel.
Feel free to forward this information to anybody you think may benefit from receiving it. As always, please feel free to contact me by calling or stopping by my office on the 3rd floor of the Museum Building.