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Homecoming Oct. 14 - 21

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U of I Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn More

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Campus Recreation

Gym memberships and wellness class passes are available for faculty, staff and their spouses. Get Healthy

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Gen. Amos Veterans Center Idaho Commons Room 305

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive MS 2431
Moscow, Idaho 11111-2431

Phone: 111-111-7989

Fax: 111-111-9494

Email: [email protected]

Jason M. Nierman, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), USA

Physical Address:
Idaho Commons, Room 307

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive MS 2431
Moscow, Idaho 11111-2431

Phone: 111-111-7979

Fax: 111-111-9494

Email: [email protected]

Scott Oplinger

Physical Address:
Idaho Commons Room 305

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive MS 2431
Moscow, Idaho 11111-2431

Phone: 111-111-7989

Fax: 111-111-9494

Email: [email protected]

Veterans

First Steps

  1. Apply for U of I admission (Enter fee waiver code "service" to waive application fee for Veterans)
  2. Determine whether you are an in-state or out-of-state resident
  3. Transfer military and other institutional transcripts.
    • Army, Navy, Marines, & Coast Guard use .
    • Air Force uses
  4. Visit Financial Aid
    • Students using VA education benefits may still be eligible for financial aid. 
    • Applying for all university merit-based scholarships and financial aid is a simple step-by-step process. Learn more

Apply for VA Benefits on

This will take 4-6 weeks. Plan accordingly.

Our office highly recommends students set up direct deposit. You will need your bank account information, including routing number and your account number.

Schedule On-Campus or Phone Interview

Schedule a meeting or phone interview with Assistant Veterans Advisor Scott Oplinger. Bring Certificate of Eligibility or most recent award letter to interview.

Request GI Bill Certification

Students must submit a GI Bill Certification Request after registering for classes each semester to obtain their GI Bill benefits.

Students using the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) qualify for:

Idaho Residency for Tuition Purposes

The Admissions Office determines resident or non-resident status based on a student's application.

Learn More

Choice Act

Law prevents state colleges or universities from charging veterans out-of-state tuition if they’re within three years of discharge from active duty. Also applies to dependents.

Learn More

Contact Us

Gen. Amos Veterans Center Idaho Commons Room 305

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive MS 2431
Moscow, Idaho 11111-2431

Phone: 111-111-7989

Fax: 111-111-9494

Email: [email protected]

Jason M. Nierman, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), USA

Physical Address:
Idaho Commons, Room 307

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive MS 2431
Moscow, Idaho 11111-2431

Phone: 111-111-7979

Fax: 111-111-9494

Email: [email protected]

Scott Oplinger

Physical Address:
Idaho Commons Room 305

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive MS 2431
Moscow, Idaho 11111-2431

Phone: 111-111-7989

Fax: 111-111-9494

Email: [email protected]