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Dependents Education Assistance Program (Chapter 35)

Read more about the Dependents Education Assistance Program (Chapter 35).

Basic eligibility

For a spouse or child(ren) of a Veteran who:

  • Died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability. The disability must arise out of active service in the Armed Forces.
  • Died from any cause while such permanent and total service-connected disability was in existence.
  • Is missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
  • Is forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
  • Is hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service-connected permanent and total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability. Effective December 23, 2006.

How your benefits work

  • Every semester, once you are fully enrolled in classes, submit a declaration with a current COE (Certificate of Eligibility).
  • You will receive a letter in the mail from the VA indicating your enrollment has been processed.
  • On the first of the month you can expect direct deposit for the previous month attendance. You are paid for days you are enrolled; short months are pro-rated.
  • Go to your myBoiseState student center and make a payment toward your tuition.