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Veterans - Attending College

Are You a Veteran Wanting to Use
Your Education Benefits
to Assist with College Costs?

Below is the process for applying for your education benefits and getting your benefits certified for payment of college costs at the Bitterroot College:

  1. Fill out the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) to apply for veterans education benefits
    1. If you need assistance with the VONAPP, contact the UM VETS Office at (406) 243-4744 or
  2. Follow the process to apply for admission to the Bitterroot College
  3. Receive your education benefits eligibility letter in the mail (takes about 2 weeks from VONAPP submission date)
  4. Receive your college acceptance letter in the mail (takes about 2 weeks from college application submission date)
  5. Meet with Bitterroot College Academic Advisor Kathleen O'Leary to register for college courses
    1. Contact Kathleen at (406) 375-0100 or to schedule an advising appointment
    2. Bring your education benefits eligibility letter and your college acceptance letter to your advising appointment
    3. At advising appointment, receive printout of college schedule and college bill
  6. Submit your Notification of Intent to Use GI Bill Benefits (use NetID and Password to login to record system)
    1. If you need assistance with the Notification of Intent to Use GI Bill Benefits process, contact the UM VETS Office at (406) 243-4744 or
      1. Have your eligibility letter, college schedule, and college bill accessible when speaking with the UM VETS Office

♦ Important ♦

To ensure that your veterans education benefits disburse in time
for the first week of college classes, start the VONAPP process at least
EIGHT WEEKS prior to the start of the college semester.

Veterans - Continuing Education Opportunities

Veterans' Upward Bound (VUB) is a FREE U.S. Department of Education program designed to help eligible U.S. military veterans gain and refresh essential skills so that they can successfully compete for jobs, start college, or simply improve their lives. The Bitterroot College is proud to bring FREE VUB courses to Ravalli County.

Bitterroot College Veterans' Upward Bound Courses
Not Funded for Fall 2014 - Our Apologies
Course Dates Days Times
Computer Basics
Math Refresher
Writing Refresher

For more information or to register for
Veterans' Upward Bound Online courses,
call 1-877-356-VETS (8387) or
visit www.vubmt.com

All Veterans' Upward Bound courses are held
at the Bitterroot College, 274 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton

Veterans - Helpful Links

  • Bitterroot Job Workforce Center, 274 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton
    • Veterans Services - Tim Peterson, (406) 363-1822,
  • Valley Veterans Service Center, 299 Fairgrounds Road, Suite 4, Hamilton
    • TBA, (406) 363-9838
  • VA Vocational Rehabilitation Service, 2681 Palmer, Suite N, Missoula
    • Terri Roach, (406) 721-0628,
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Program, 316 North 3rd Street, Suites 109 & 110, Hamilton
    • Jerry Zook, (406) 375-0203,
  • UM VETS Office, UM Campus, 1000 East Beckwith, Missoula
    • Shawn Grove, (406) 243-2744,
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs