In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans benefits programs provided by the states. The following are the West Virginia veterans’ benefits programs for education in 2018.
Guaranteed Veterans Re-Education Act Fund
Veterans who have run out of GI Bill benefits may be eligible for state funds that can be used for tuition assistance, tests associated with professional licensure and certification, or other training materials.
War Orphan Education Program
Students who qualify for the War Orphan Education Program will not be charged tuition and fees by a West Virginia post-secondary education or training institution.
Award amounts administered by the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance are to cover costs associated with room, board, books and other living expenses.
This amount fluctuates according to the number of applications received each semester. No more than $1,000 will be awarded to a student in any one semester and no more than $2,000 will be awarded to a student in any one year.
Medal of Honor & Purple Heart Tuition Waivers
All public institutions of higher education waive tuition and mandatory fee charges for West Virginia residents who have been awarded the Medal of Honor or Purple Heart.
West Virginia National Guard Education Benefits
The West Virginia Educational Encouragement Program (WVEEP) provides up to 100% tuition assistance for certificate, associate, bachelor and master’s level courses and up to $6, 500 per year for Soldiers attending in-state institutions.
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For more information regarding West Virginia veterans’ benefits, please visit – West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance
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