Getting Started Checklist
CH 30 Montgomery G.I. Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) - Form 22-1990
CH 33 Post 9-11 - Form 22-1990
CH 33 Post 9-11 Transfer of Entitlement for Spouse/Dependents - Form 22-1990e
CH 35 Survivor & Dependent’s Education Assistance (DEA) - Form 22-5490
CH 1606 Montgomery G.I. Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) - Form 22-1990
CH 1607 Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) - Form 22-1990
Transfer students / students changing majors - Form 22-1995
Transfer students or students changing majors utilizing CH 35 DEA - Form 22-5495
As of Sept. 2015 students utilizing Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment apply through eBenefits.U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - eBenefits
CH 31 Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) - Form 28-1990
It can take from 6 to 10 weeks for V.A. to determine your eligibility. If you are found eligible by V.A. for education benefits you will be sent a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) via USPS mail. You must submit a copy of your COE to the Veterans Certifying Official during your first semester at Idaho State University. Contact VCO@isu.edu for details.
Optional - Apply for Financial Aid by completing a FAFSA online once a year.
ISU School Code for Financial Aid: 001620
Once accepted, complete these steps every semester utilize your benefits:
1) Meet with an Advisor
Academic advising is available in the Veteran Student Services Center and in the Central Academic Advising office:
Central Academic Advising - isu.edu/advising
(208) 282-3277 or (208) 282-7800 (Idaho Falls)
Veteran Student Services Center - isu.edu/veterans
2) Register for Classes-Register for classes using BengalWeb
3) Submit a VA Education Registration Form
If you want to receive VA Education Benefits, you must complete and submit a VA Education Registration Form after your schedule is finalized for the semester.
This must be completed every semester or no payments will be issued!
OPTIONAL - Apply for Tuition Assistance (if eligible) through Army Reserves or National Guard