Section 702 of the Veterans Choice Act GI Bill Resident Rate Requirements
For Academic Year 2020-2021 For Non-Resident students who are Veterans or eligible family members utilizing CH 30 MGIB, CH 31 Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, or CH 33 Post 9-11 G.I.Bill® Benefits (including the Spouse or Child using transferred benefits or the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship) who live in the state where he/she is attending school and enrolls at ISU within 3 years of discharge of the sponsoring military service member. Discharge date refers to last date of service of the earning veteran from a qualifying period of active duty service of 90 days or more, or date of the service member’s death in the line of duty, following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
*Note: Section 702 of the Choice Act does not grant you Idaho residency: it only affects the way your tuition and fees are assessed for pursuing your education. Taking advantage of existing Idaho law already in place to assist Veterans and dependents with gaining residency is a more viable and permanent option.
For further information or to determine eligibility, please contact:
Mr. Kerry Larsen
Military Education Benefits Chief
Office of the Registrar
Phone: (208) 282-2676
In an effort to ensure our nation’s recently discharged Veterans utilizing CH 30 Montgomery G.I.Bill®, CH 31 Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, and CH 33 Post 9-11 VA Education Benefits (including eligible family members) will not bear the cost of out-of-state tuition while pursuing their education at Idaho State University, ISU has worked diligently with state representatives to ensure compliance with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act.
Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (i.e. Choice Act), requires VA to disapprove programs of education for payment of benefits under the Post-9/11 G.I.Bill® and Montgomery G.I.Bill®-Active Duty components of VA Education Benefits at public institutions of higher learning (IHLs) if the school charges qualifying Veterans and dependents tuition and fees in excess of the rate for resident students while utilizing CH 30 MGIB, CH 31 VR&E, and CH 33 Post 9-11 VA Education Benefits.