Prospective Students

Benefits Assistance


USU was founded in 1888 as the Agricultural College of Utah through the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act. Like other land-grant universities, our mission was to promote higher education and practical learning to many different people, throughout the entire state of Utah, but especially in rural areas.

In addition to our learning mission, Utah State also has a proud history of serving the local and global communities we’re part of. During World War I, campus was temporarily transformed into a military training institution — doubling its size. Several buildings served as barracks for enlisted students from Wyoming, Nebraska, and California before they were sent overseas. Overall, more than 600 “doughboys” received training at USU, and more than 1,000 other students lent their efforts to the cause.

But our military roots didn’t stop there. World War II also had a profound effect on campus. While enrollments during fell by 75%, USU once more modified buildings to serve as barracks for the Army Specialized Training Program.

Today, we strive to continue these rich traditions of dedication and service — and that includes supporting and serving service member, veterans, and their families. The Veterans Resource Office is a one-stop shop to help navigate student and academic life, complete with individualized supports tailored to each person’s unique situations and needs.

No matter where or how you attend, you will be part of the Aggie Family. So these services are available throughout the state via our 30 Statewide Campuses (including our residential campuses in Logan, Blanding, and USU Eastern in Price). No matter how you attend classes, you have access to the resources and supports that give you an advantage over other schools in the area.

About Veterans Education Benefits

Education and training benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs help Service Members, Veterans, and their qualified Family (SMVF) members with their academic needs. Benefits and services provided include paying for school, finding the right institution or program, and receiving career counseling.

  • Get GI Bill® and other education benefits
  • Manage your education benefits
  • Access other VA benefits, information, and resources

Choosing a School

Prospective Student Checklist


Prepare to Apply for USU


Apply for Admission at USU;

  • Submit the online application.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Submit supplemental materials, if required.

Await Your Admissions Decision

  • Most applications are processed within four to six weeks.
  • Once the admissions process is complete, you will be notified by email.

Prepare to Apply for VA Benefits

  • Find out if you are eligible for VA education benefits.
  • Gather the following documents and information:
    • Social Security number
    • Military history
    • Basic information about the school you want to attend
    • Bank account direct deposit information
    • Education history

Apply for Benefits

  • Find your education benefits form on the application page under “How do I apply?”
  • Sign in to your VA account or create an account.
  • Complete the education benefits form.
  • You will receive a confirmation message after submitting the form.

VA Review

  • The VA typically processes claims within 30 days. You will be notified by mail if more information is required.
  • In the meantime, make sure you have completed the USU admissions process and prepare for your next steps at USU.

VA Decision

  • The VA will notify you of their decision by mail.
  • You will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) if your claim is approved

First-Time Student Checklist

  • First-year and transfer students must complete additional steps to begin using their VA education benefits at USU.
  • Start your file with the USU Veterans Resource Office (VRO).

GI 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 benefits.va.gov/gibill.


USU Veterans Resource Office


Taggart Student Center 225
0106 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

Monday — Friday
8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. MST

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Ask VA (AVA) Online

GI Bill Hotline
Monday — Friday
8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. EST

Find a VA Facility Near You

USU Admissions

1 (800) 488-8108

Taggart Student Center 102
0160 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

Monday — Friday
8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. MST

Contact an Admissions Specialist