Top 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. 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. All of these can 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 Top 15 Military Friendly Colleges in Idaho

These top 10 military friendly colleges in Idaho are listed based on the total amount of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits awarded in 2017 and 2018. Most 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 2017: $4.35M

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: $5,773
Grad: $8,472

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 673
Grad: 87

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 78%
Part Time: 63%

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


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $1.79M

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: $23,421
Grad: $17,572

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 509
Grad: 38

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 71%
Part Time: 100%

 

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


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $1.68M

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: $9,686
Grad: $8,303

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 221
Grad: 28

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 82%
Part Time: 70%

4 Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Blvd | Nampa, ID 83686


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.72M

Northwest Nazarene University provides specialized programs and services to military veterans, eligible dependents, active duty service members, and members of the Selected Reserve.

As a part of the Yellow Ribbon Program, NNU offers an unlimited number of undergraduate students up to $5,500 in grant funds per year, per student, and an unlimited number of graduate students up to $2,200 per year, per student. The University offers credit for military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $16,009
Grad: $6,737

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 40
Grad: 24

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: N/A
Part Time: N/A

5 Stevens-Henager College-Boise
1444 Entertainment Ave | Boise, ID 83709


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.58M

Stevens-Henager College has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.

As a part of the Yellow Ribbon Program, the Stevens-Henager College-Boise offers up to 1,000 students up to $10,000 in grants per year, per student.  The College offers credit for military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $11,390
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 61
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

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


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.53M

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: $3,169
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 132
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

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


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.39M

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: $6,264
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 79
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 77%
Part Time: 20%

8 The College of Idaho
2112 Cleveland Blvd | Caldwell, ID 83605


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.38M

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: $21,316
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 16
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

9 Stevens-Henager College-Idaho Falls
901 Pier View Drive Suite 105 | Idaho Falls, ID 83402


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.11M

Stevens-Henager College has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.

As a part of the Yellow Ribbon Program, the Stevens-Henager College-Idaho Falls offers up to 250 students up to $10,000 in grants per year, per student.

The University offers credit for military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $14,982
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 3
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: N/A
Part Time: N/A

10 Boise Bible College
8695 W Marigold St | Boise, ID 83714


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.44M

Boise Bible College may offer service members credit for military experience.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,779
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 5
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: N/A
Part Time: N/A

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