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Any person living in West Virginia and receiving education benefits provided under Chapter 30, 31, 35 or Chapter 33 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs shall be charged in-state tuition and fees to attend a West Virginia public institution of higher education so long as such student is considered a “covered individual” as described in 38 U.S.C. § 3679, as in effect at any time.

Students who received the in-state tuition rate for using their VA education benefits, but exhaust those benefits will be reverted back to the out-of-state tuition rate per WVU policy. Students who had institutional scholarships reduced to the in-state rate must request the scholarships be reinstated to the out-of-state rate upon reverting back to the out-of-state tuition rate. This can be accomplished by contacting the WVU Scholarship Office.

Members of the National Guard or reserves who are not residents of West Virginia but who are active members of a National Guard or reserve unit in West Virginia will receive in-state tuition. To process a non-resident WVU student to the in-state tuition rate our office must have a letter on official letterhead from the member's guard or reserve unit stating they are an active member in that unit.

Current members of the United States armed forces who reside in West Virginia (WV State Code 18B-10-1A)

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