The WV National Guard funds up to 100% of tuition costs and fees (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 GI Bill, and Pell Grants.

As of 1 January 2023, all members eligible for federal TA funding must utilize this option (all Soldiers via ArmyIgnitED and Air AGR via MilTA).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Service Members requesting tuition assistance must enroll in an approved, accredited post-secondary institution within West Virginia.
  • Service Members must not currently be under any type of an adverse action or administrative flag at the time of application.
  • Students must provide a detailed degree plan.
  • Students need to complete courses for which tuition assistance is provided before their Expiration Term of Service (ETS) date.
  • The institution must provide the student with documentation clearly describing the cost of each course.
  • Tuition assistance funds will not be disbursed without verification of enrollment.
  • Students need to submit grades to the WVEEP manager upon completion of a course.
  • Transcripts and/or diplomas are due upon graduation/program completion.

State tuition assistance cannot be used as an overpayment/refund to a student under any circumstance. Funds may ONLY be used for tuition and allowable fees (as prescribed by The Adjutant General).