As a continuing student, how does my enrollment get certified?

You must complete a CWI Request for Certification form online every semester, after you have registered for classes and your final schedule is chosen, in order to verify benefits are being requested.

Do I need to set up a payment plan if I have veteran education benefits coming?

We advise students who are Chapter 30, 35, and 1606 and receive direct payment of their VA Benefits to set up a payment plan prior to the start of the semester. Payment plans can be set up in myCWI under “MyToolkit” and then “Student Finance...

Do I need to verify my attendance to the Veteran Affairs?

Students using Chapters 30, and 1606 and must verify their attendance to the VA on the last day of each month. Your payment for that month will not be released until you have verified your attendance. Attendance can be verified online www.gibill.va.gov or...

Does Veteran Affairs care which classes I take?

YES. While you are a degree/certificate-seeking student at CWI, the VA will only allow certification for classes that apply toward your degree/certificate requirements. If you have previously completed classes that meet the requirements of your degree/certificate at CWI, from another school, or...

Does Veterans and Military Family Services have walk-in hours for veterans using their education benefits?

No. Due to the volume of veteran education benefit certifications, Veterans and Military Family Services is unable to accept walk-ins. We do take appointments, please schedule an appointment, we would love to talk with you.

How does my enrollment get certified to the VA?

You must be admitted as a student and register for classes in an approved program of study. You must complete a CWI Request for Certification form after you have registered for classes every term that you want to use VA Education Benefits and submit the form on line. Veterans and Military Family...

How soon will I receive my first veteran education benefit payment?

It can take the VA several weeks to process your initial application and anywhere from 6 to 10 weeks to process Enrollment Certifications. Generally, VA education benefit payments are made at the end of each month you attend school; for example, if classes start in August and your claim has been...

This is the first time I have used my veteran education benefits. How do I apply?

You will need to establish your eligibility with the Veterans Administration. You can apply on line www.va.gov. Once the VA has processed your application, they will send you a Certificate of Eligibility. The Certificate of Eligibility is your official...

Who do I contact if I am a veteran not utilizing GI Bill funds to attend school?

Veterans seeking higher education and utilizing financial means outside of GI Bill® funds can contact One Stop Student Services with questions about attending College of Western Idaho. You...

Why won't Veteran Affairs pay for a class I am taking?

It's possible that the class is not in the program plan for the degree or certificate you are seeking at CWI or you may have already taken and passed the class. VA will not pay for a class that you have already taken and passed whether it was at CWI, from another school or from transferable...