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, 80% of the beneficiaries used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help fund their education.

Military Program# of 2019 veterans eaRNING aid at Idaho colleges
Post 9 / 1112,041
MGIB – AD543
MIGB – SR1,010
REAP7
DEA1,507
VEAP0
TOTAL15,108

 

10 Military Friendly Colleges in Idaho in 2020

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
5500 East Opportunity Drive, Nampa, Idaho 83687


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

College of Western Idaho (CWI) strives to be a choice school for our nation’s Veterans and their dependents. They offer a One Stop Student Services whose staff and Veteran Specialists provide new and current students with a host of services. If you need any help there is a Veterans Service Representative you could call, email or meet online.

The school also provides a Veteran’s Priority date. That means that veterans, dependents, reservists or active duty members using VA education benefits are guaranteed submission of enrollment verification before the start of the upcoming semester. If they have submitted the required documentation by the priority date:

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 also 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
1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814-2199


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
6843 N Strawberry Glen Rd. #140, Boise, Idaho 83714


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

Military students with a high school diploma and an artistic side may turn to Oliver Finlay Academy of Cosmetology. The school provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families.

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
1600 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404-5788


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

College of Eastern Idaho aims to make it as easy as possible to Veteran Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits. VA services are provided by the CEI Certifying Officials in the Financial Aid Office located in the John E. Christofferson Building.

CEI has also received funding to help veteran students with financial need. This funding is to help assist veterans financially while they are working towards graduation or to finish their current term. To be eligible for this funding, the veteran student must be a current student who is enrolled in at least one credit. The veteran student may or may not be actively receiving VA benefits.

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
10222 W Fairview Ave, Boise, Idaho 83704-4406


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

Aveda Institute Boise and Aveda Institute Twin Falls both offer financial aid to those who qualify for their cosmetology and esthetics programs.

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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