The College of Western Idaho (CWI) provides educational services for Veterans needing assistance with the use of their educational benefits and educational planning. Veterans should visit the Veterans Services web page for instructions on initiating Veteran Services. Veterans eligible to receive Veteran Affairs (VA) educational benefits need to submit all paperwork that is required to process VA entitlements. Veterans receiving education benefits may also be eligible for other financial aid.
Each semester, Veterans receiving educational benefits must contact the School Certifying Official following initial certification for educational benefits. Additionally, a request for certification form is required for every semester that the Veteran wishes to use VA education benefits.
Veterans must report any change in their course schedule, phone number, or mailing address to the School Certifying Official. This is to ensure that correct VA monthly educational benefits are granted in accordance with declared major requirements.
Veterans using VA education benefits at CWI may also be eligible to participate in the VA work-study program.
Important phone numbers:
- VA Education Benefits Hotline 1.888.442.4551
- VA Direct Deposit Enrollment 1.877.838.2778
- Monthly Enrollment Verification 1.877.823.2378
For more information, please visit the Veterans Services web page or contact:
Phone: 208.562.2415 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Military Prior Credit
The College of Western Idaho accepts transfer credits from military transcripts of education and training courses students have taken while in the military.
CWI utilizes the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) to inform decisions around prior learning credit. Please visit the Prior Learning Assessment web page for more information.