Due to the precautions that the university is taking, Jason, Matt and Ken are working from home. Our office is still fulfilling services to our military and veteran students, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with any concerns or needed actions. We can be reached via our emails or telephone numbers.
- Jason Nierman: 208-885-6229, email@example.com
- Matt Barber: 208-885-7989, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ken Pekie: 208-885-7979, email@example.com
Changes to Academic Calendar
University of Idaho has instituted two temporary policy changes regarding the class withdrawal date and pass/fail grading. See the memo from John Wiencek, Provost and Executive Vice President.
VA Educational Benefits Updates
Moran, Tester Legislative Fix to Protect GI Bill Benefits Signed Into Law
President Trump signed into law S.3503, legislation introduced by Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.) to protect GI Bill benefits during the COVID-19 outbreak. This legislation will ensure that veterans, their dependents, and service members, who are using their GI Bill benefits, will be able to continue receiving their full tuition and monthly housing payments as universities and other approved programs move classes online to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
What should GI Bill Students know?
There is no action required from a GI Bill student. VA has scheduled several training sessions with all VA approved schools and training facilities over the next couple of days to provide further guidance. We will work closely with schools to ensure enrollments are accurately certified and processed timely.
We are committed to providing regular updates to you through direct email campaigns and social media about VA’s effort to implement these new changes.
If you have questions about your specific circumstance, please contact the Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.
There is no change to Vocational Rehabilitation benefits and we will monitor and advise of any changes. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment communications have shifted to digital service delivery. In order to maintain the flow of communication, they are implementing centralized receipt of paper mail nationwide. See the memo from VR&E Service.
What We Do
Our office exists to help you apply for and receive VA education benefits whether you are a veteran, guardsman or reservist, on active duty, or a dependent of a veteran.
We help students:
- Submit VA education applications
- Verify enrollment to the VA each semester to receive GI Bill payments
- Answer questions regarding other VA education benefits
- Provide referral for other Veterans Administration and/or U of I resources
- Assist with U of I policy, should you be called to active duty
Email the Veterans Assistance Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-885-7989.
Service members should contact their local installation Educational Services Officer (ESO) for counseling and tuition assistance guidance. If you need assistance locating your ESO, contact our Veterans & Military Advisor at email@example.com or 208-885-7989.