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Prior or Active Duty Veterans Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30)

Prior/current active duty Veterans – read more about the Montgomery GI Bill®.

Basic eligibility

  • You must have served in the armed forces after July 1, 1985 for two or three years of continuous service.
  • You must have contributed to the educational fund for 12 months ($100 per month).
  • You must have received an honorable discharge.

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 last day of the month, verify your attendance for the previous month to let the VA know you have not changed your schedule.
  • Within 7-10 days after verifying your attendance, you will receive a direct deposit for the previous month. You are paid for days you are enrolled; short months are pro-rated.
  • The funds the VA sends you are intended to help pay your tuition.
  • Go to your myBoiseState student center to make a payment toward your tuition.


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The absence of the registration symbol ® does not constitute a waiver of VA’s trademark rights in that phrase. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at