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State Tuition Assistance

WV National Guard Tuition Assistance

Funded by the West Virginia National Guard, the WV Educational Encouragement Program (WVEEP) is an education benefit that provides up to $9,000 (as prescribed by The Adjutant General) per Service Member per fiscal year. State tuition assistance may be used in addition to federal tuition assistance, the G.I. Bill®, and Pell Grants. This benefit is available to active drilling members (not AGR).

The tuition assistance provided only covers tuition costs. All fees are to be paid by the servicemember and our office advises that servicemembers establish a payment plan through WVU's Student Accounts to cover any balance owed that is not covered by tuition assistance, and to avoid any late fees and/or being removed from their classes.

Per WV National Guard policy, WV Army National Guard soldiers are required to use federal tuition assistance alongside WV National Guard tuition assistance. 

Please note: all servicemembers using Tuition Assistance (TA) through their branch must speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within their unit prior to enrolling in classes.

For questions regarding TA at WVU please contact Mindy McCracken, School Certifying Official, at or at 304-293-8825.

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Applications for state tuition assistance must be submitted EACH semester. Applications are to be submitted by May 1 for the fall semester and by November 1 for the spring semester.  

**For non-traditional programs, applications are due 60 days prior to the start of classes. 

If your application is being submitted past the deadline, please contact the WV Education Office at  NG WV WVARNG List J1-WVEEP to obtain the LATE LETTER TEMPLATE which must be submitted along with any supporting documentation for your tardy submission such as orders, etc. As per WVNG-JR 18-001, you will remain on hold until ruled upon via the application appeal process. If approved following appeal, tuition may be paid at less than the 100% level.