Section 702 of the Veterans Choice Act GI Bill Resident Rate Requirements

For Academic Year 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.
Non-Resident Tuition Waiver for students admitted as ‘Non-Resident’ who are Veterans utilizing Chapter 30 Montgomery G.I.Bill®, Chapter 31 Veterans Readiness & Employment, or Chapter 33 Post 9/11 G.I.Bill® Benefits, have been discharged from service, and will be living in the state where he/she is attending school. ‘Discharged’ refers to separation from service of the earning veteran from a qualifying period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

Also applies to students admitted as ‘Non-Resident’ who are eligible family members utilizing Chapter 33 Post 9/11 G.I.Bill® Transfer of Entitlement Benefits, Marine Gunnery Serrgeant John David Fry Scholarship benefits, and CH 35 Dependents Education Assistance Benefits when the student will be living in the state where he/she is attending school.

*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
E-mail: VCO@isu.edu

Background: In an effort to ensure our nation’s recently discharged Veterans utilizing Chapter 30 Montgomery G.I.Bill®, Chapter 31 Veterans Readiness & Employment, Chapter 33 Post 9/11 G.I.Bill@ benefits (including eligible family members), and CH 35 Dependents Education Assistance benefits 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 of 2014 and more recently the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020.

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 Montgomery G.I.Bill® -Active Duty, Post-9/11 G.I.Bill®, and CH 35 Dependents Education Assistance components of VA Education Benefits, as well as payment of benefits under Veterans Readiness & Employment at public institutions of higher learning (IHLs) if the school charges qualifying beneficiaries tuition and fees in excess of the rate for resident students while utilizing CH 30 MGIB, CH 31 VR&E, CH 33 Post 9-11 benefits, and CH 35 DEA benefits.

G.I.Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Award
Non-Resident Fees
Scopes
General
Deadline
12/30/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Section 702 of the Veterans Choice Act GI Bill Resident Rate Eligibility requirements: Must answer YES to all questions below:
    • A. Do you attest that you will reside within the state of Idaho for the purposes of attending Idaho State University?
    • B. Do you attest that you are eligible under one of the following chapters of VA Education Benefits: Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill®, Chapter 31 Veterans Readiness and employment, Chapter 33 Post 9/11 G.I Bill®, Chapter 33 Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Transfer of Entitlement (Dependents/Spouse), CH 35 Dependents Education Assistance, or Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship?
  2. If you are the earning Veteran eligible under Chapter 30 MGIB or Chapter 33 Post 9-11; Do you attest that you have been discharged and are currently separated from military service?
  3. If you are the dependent/spouse receiving transferred entitlement under Chapter 33 Post 9-11 Transfer of Entitlement, CH 35 Dependents Education Assistance, or Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship; Do you attest that the earning Veteran (transferor of benefit) has been discharged and is currently separated from military service?