10 Military Friendly Colleges in Idaho

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Funding for Military Friendly Colleges in Idaho

There are many military friendly colleges in Idaho. According to the VA, in 2017, 44 Idaho schools received Post 9/11 GI bill funds for over 2,800 students totaling over $18 million dollars.

There are six active programs offering benefits for veterans’ education. If eligible, all of these may be used to help fund a college education.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • All Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program (MGIB-AD)
  • Educational Assistance for Members of the Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)
  • Post Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

 

The most-used benefit program is the Post 9/11 GI Bill. At Idaho colleges, 76% of the beneficiaries used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help fund their education.

Military Program# of 2017 veterans eaRNING aid at Idaho colleges
Post 9 / 113,053
MGIB – AD144
MIGB – SR319
REAP10
DEA488
VEAP0

 

2020 15 Military Friendly Colleges in Idaho

These 10 military friendly colleges in Idaho are listed based on the total amount of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits awarded in the 2017 / 2018 school year. All of the data cited from the National Center for Education Statistics. Many of these schools take part in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, the colleges and the VA pay the tuition and mandatory fees not paid for by the GI Bill.

1 Boise State University
1910 University Dr | Boise, ID 83725


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $4.82M

Boise State University has a campus chapter of Veterans Upward Bound which is designed to help veterans prepare for and succeed in post-secondary education. Military and veteran services at the University include a textbook lending library, tutoring, a veteran writing group, veteran career services, and student veteran mentoring.

Boise State is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program and offers up to 5 students a grant amount of up to $8,000 per year, per student. The University offers credit for military training.  

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,209
Grad: $7,954

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 652
Grad: 98

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 79%
Part Time: 41%

2 University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2282 | Moscow, ID 83844


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.87M

The University of Idaho’s Veterans Assistance Office helps military students and veterans apply for and receive VA education benefits. The University’s General Amos Veterans Center provides a study and lounge area with coffee and filtered water, refrigerator, microwave, three computers, a printer, veteran resource literature, and more.

U of I participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 75 students up to $6,765 in awards per student, per year.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $7,479
Grad: $11,365

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 187
Grad: 42

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 77%
Part Time: 39%

 

3 Idaho State University
921 S 8th Ave | Pocatello, ID 83209


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.61M

Idaho State University’s Veteran Student Services Center offers education and community resources for student veterans and their families. These services include: assistance with benefits, a safe study environment, a trained emotional support dog, a support network and staff, a TRIO Veterans Program, and others.

ISU is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program and offers 5 undergraduate students a grant of up to $3,190 per year, per student. The University offers credit for military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,231
Grad: $8,914

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 155
Grad: 21

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 64%
Part Time: 30%

4 Brigham Young University-Idaho
525 S Center | Rexburg, ID 83460


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.3M

Brigham Young University-Idaho has services and programs for servicemembers and veterans as well as tuition policies specifically for military-affiliated students.

BYU-Idaho offers credit for military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $3,171
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 413
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 70%
Part Time: 51%

5College of Western Idaho


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.66

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $2,813
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 235
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 61%
Part Time: 43%

6 Lewis-Clark State College
500 8th Ave | Lewiston, ID 8350


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.48M

Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families. They are a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges and have a recognized student veteran organization on campus.

LCSC participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 15 undergraduate students per year up to $6,500 each year, per student.

The College offers credit for military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,689
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 72
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 60%
Part Time: 40%

7 North Idaho College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.39M

The College of Idaho’s Veterans Club brings vets and students together and was recently revitalized. The college has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families.

As part of the Yellow Ribbon Program, the College of Idaho offers an unlimited number of undergraduate students up to $6,000 per year, per student.  

The College offers credit for military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $3,251
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 120
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 55%
Part Time: 33%

8 Oliver Finley Academy of Cosmetology


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.09M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $10,140
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 9
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 76%
Part Time: 89%

9 College of Eastern Idaho


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.06M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $2,104
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 32
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 72%
Part Time: 54%

10 Aveda Institute-Boise


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $N/A
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: N/A
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: 100%

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