- General Information
- Application Process
- Program Requirements
FAFSA Code & School Location
Location: West Virginia
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) offers a number of educational benefits to veterans. This page contains information and links on how to use your veterans benefits at our university.
There are multiple GI Bill benefits and each is different, so we recommend that you compare your options using the VA GI Bill comparison table. This tool also helps you to calculate your benefits, research approved programs, and determine eligibility.
In addition, you can view more detailed information on the following programs:
The Post-9/11 GI Bill - If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.
Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD) - Provides education benefits to Veterans and Servicemembers who have at least two years of active duty
Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) - Provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) - Provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the president or Congress
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)- Available if you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program
Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program (DEA)- Offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition
Top-Up is a VA benefit that may be used by active duty members who are not receiving 100% tuition assistance coverage for a course. For example, if the course cost is $975 and TA pays $750, your out-of-pocket expense is $225. You may submit the $225 to the VA for reimbursement using Top-Up.
Steps to Use Top-UP
You are responsible for paying any balance not covered by TA at the start of your course. Access to the course will not be permitted until the balance is paid in full.
If you are a disabled veteran, you may be entitled to Vocational Rehabilitation education benefits from the VA which may cover up to the full cost of tuition, books, and fees. You may also receive a stipend for course enrollments and technology expenses associated with taking courses online. Call the VA at 800-827-1000 and ask about Vocational Rehabilitation benefits. They will direct you to a case manager in your local area to review your claim. If approved, your case manager will fax VA form 28-1905 to us at 866-755-8763 after which we will allow access to your registered courses.
The Veterans Benefits Administration also provides benefits for eligible spouses and children of certain veterans. Benefits can vary depending on if they have been transferred from a Chapter 30 or Chapter 33 program, so please review the requirements carefully.