West Virginia National Guard Education Services Office

The West Virginia National Guard Education Services Office mission is to support the strategic objectives of the West Virginia National Guard by providing world-class educational opportunities to enhance recruiting and retention capabilities and increase the readiness of the force through education.

West Virginia Educational Encouragement Program (WVEEP State Tuition Assistance)

  • WVEEP will pay up to 100% of tuition and allowable fees as approved by TAG and noted on the application to an accredited college/university located within West Virginia. The current cap is set at $7,000 per year. 
  •  Fiscal Year - July through June; Payment will not exceed tuition and fees. 
  • Open to all members of the WVNG, who have completed Basic Combat Training/ Basic Military Training. 
  • Must apply by 1 May for the fall term, 1 November for the spring term or 60 days prior class start date for non-traditional programs and/or cohorts.
  • Must meet all other service requirements. 

For information, contact the Education Services Office at 304-561-6361.

View the WVEEP Joint Pamphlet 141-83 (1 Feb 2018 updated)

FY20 Army National Guard Education Handbook


To Register and Apply please go to: WV Guard Tuition website here.

GI Bill

  • Chapter 1606- 6 year contract, completed IADT/OBC, High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Chapter 30- Minimum of 2 years active duty service or AGR, paid the 1200 dollar contribution
  • Chapter 33 – 90 days of aggregate Active Duty service after 9/11/01.  Can be transferred to dependents of Soldiers with at least 6 years of service. Soldiers must have 4 years retainability. Offers a tuition payment to school, as well as stipends for books, supplies, and housing. (E-5 BAH with dependents).

* Current FY rates can be found at here.

* To apply for GI Bill Benefits go to:https://www.vets.gov/education/apply-for-education-benefits/application/1990/introduction

Federal Tuition Assistance

  • Receive 100% of tuition cost up to $250 per semester hour

  • Up to 16 semester hours per fiscal year

  • Fees may not be funded

  • May apply within 60 days prior of course start date (NLT 5 days prior to course start date)

  • Must be actively serving in the ARNG

  • Have served 1 year after IADT/BOLC

  • Not flagged or pending unfavorable action

  • Preferred college is accredited and participating in GoArmyEd.com

  • Commit to service obligation

  • Must have served at 10 years time-in-service to use for a Master’s degree if any part of undergraduate courses funded by FTA

  • Maintain 2.0 GPA for undergraduate or 3.0 for graduate courses

  • Career semester hour limits apply

  • Can be recouped for failing grades

Apply at Go Army Ed


GoArmyEd Helpdesk 1-800-817-9990

Incentives and Student Loan Repayment Program  

  • Reenlistment Extension Bonuses (REB)   6 years, $20,000, Payments 50%/50%
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) 6 years up to $50,000

For information on eligibility requirements contact our office at 304-561-6361.

Testing – APT

  • Standardized tests provided to determine eligibility for specialized training and to support the Army’s personnel section and classification process, including language proficiency testing
  • Must be an actively drilling member of the Army National Guard.
  • DLPT and AFCT exams available.  Contact our office for test dates at 304-561-6361.
  • Soldiers are eligible to take DANTES tests with reimbursement. 

For more information or to apply, contact our office at 304-561-6361.

Education and Career Counseling

The Education Services Office provides a wide variety of counseling options to assist our Service Members with education and/or career planning. 

  • College transcript evaluations
  • Joint Services Transcript (JST) and Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) evaluations
  • Degree planning
  • Scholarships
  • Career Focus
  • Resources available upon request

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