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1 Financial Advantages of the WV National Guard for Students

2 Past Tuition Assistance Claims

3 Civilian Education for Guardsmen Enlisted – promotion points Warrant - Senior leaders are expected to complete a masters degree Commissioning – 60 Semester Hours= OCS – 90 Semester Hours = Accelerated OCS – Degree and E-5 rank = Direct Commission – Senior leaders are expected to complete a masters degree

4 Education Comparison According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 16.1 percent of WV adults have a college degree; however, 27 percent of WV Army Guardsmen and 29 percent of WV Air Guardsmen have a degree. The Army National Guard provides money, develops maturity in students, and produces motivated learners for your institutions.

5 Our Needs Flexibility with our students as we work to accomplish our federal, state, and community missions. New programs that will benefit us in our evolving mission (Middle Eastern Studies, Homeland Security, Intelligence Operations, digital technology) Programs to encourage spouses and children of guardsmen to attend college (Yellow Ribbon Program, Scholarships, tuition discounts)




9 VMET Documents

10 VMET Login

11 Requesting VMET Document


13 State Tuition Assistance (WVEEP) 100% of tuition and fees Must submit grades Up to $6,000 per year Any approved WV school (HEPC) Higher level degree than already achieved – Certificate – Associate – Bachelors – Masters

14 Federal Tuition Assistance 100% of tuition and fees Must submit grades Up to $250/semester hour, $4,500 per year Any accredited school (AIPE) 1 degree/diploma/certificate at each level – Associate – Bachelors – Masters – Certificate

15 GI Bill 36 Month Rule A Soldier may only receive up to 36 months of any ONE GI BILL BENEFIT and up to 48 months TOTAL of any combination of VA benefits. Example: If a Soldier is eligible for 36 months of Ch.1607, and 36 months of Ch. 33 benefits, they can receive 36 months of 1 benefit and 12 months of a second benefit.

16 4 different programs: – Chapter 30 – Active Duty: soldiers who serve on Active Duty or AGR – must pay into the program ~ highest paid program – Chapter 1606 – Selected Reserve: Traditional Guard soldier who serves on a 6 year contract – paid at a flat rate – Chapter 1607 – Selected Reserve with deployment (REAP): Traditional Guard soldier who has been deployed 90 days or more after 9/11/01 – paid on a percentage rate Title 10 U.S.C., Section 688, 12301(a), 12301(d), 12302, 12304 or 12306 Title 32 U.S.C., only during the period of 11 Sept 2001 -31 May 2002 and orders must read “In Support of Operation Noble Eagle” – Chapter 33 (Post 9/11): Any soldier with active duty or deployment time after 9/11/01- can transfer benefits to dependents, payment includes tuition, book allowance, monthly E5 with depends BAH allowance – paid on a tier level/percentage based on aggregate period of service -Full time duty in regular components of the Armed Forces or under a call to active duty under Title 10 U.S.C. 688, 12301(a), 12301(d), 12302 or 12304 *** Not required to transfer into this program even if school says *** GI Bill

17 Chapter 1606 (SR) GI Bill

18 Chapter 1606 Specifics 6 year commitment to National Guard or Reserves after July 1, 1985, completed IADT, completed high school. 10 or 14 year delimiting date (may be extended based upon mobilization by length of mobilization + 4 months). May be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on the job training programs, correspondence, remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses. Lowest paying of all MGIB benefits.

19 Chapter 1606 Rates Institutional Training Training Time Monthly rate Full time $333.00 ¾ time $249.00 ½ time $165.00 Less than ½ time $83.25 Correspondence and Flight - Entitlement charged at the rate of one month for each $333.00 paid. Cooperative - $333.00 Correspondence Payments - 55% of the approved charges Flight Payments - 60% of the approved charges

20 Chapter 1607 (REAP) GI Bill

21 Who is Eligible? Eligibility will be determined by the Department of Defense (DoD) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as appropriate. Generally, a member of a Reserve component who serves on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 under title 10, U.S. Code, for at least 90 consecutive days under a contingency operation, is eligible for REAP. There is no specific time frame to use REAP; however, your eligibility generally ends when you leave the Selected Reserves. National Guard members are eligible if their active service extends for 90 consecutive days or more and their service is: authorized under section 502(f), title 32, U.S. Code, authorized by the President or Secretary of Defense for a national emergency, and supported by federal funds.

22 Details If Guardsmen enter IRR, they permanently lose Chapter 1607 benefits previously acquired

23 Payment Rates

24 REAP “Buy Up” Option Requires Soldier to pay in $600, but in return the Soldier receives $150 monthly in addition to their GI Bill benefit. If a Soldier receives an additional $150 monthly for all 36 months of the benefit, they receive $5400 in extra GI Bill funding. To complete an application for this “buy up”, the Soldier must be eligible to receive chapter 1607, complete DD Form 2366-1 marked to reflect the REAP buy up contribution, and send a check for $600 made payable to “US DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY” to the following address: ARNG EDUCATION SUPPORT CENTER ATTN: REAP BUY UP PROGRAM PO BOX 46, CAMP ROBINSON NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS 72199

25 Chapter 33 (Post 9-11 ) GI Bill

26 Who is Eligible?

27 What Benefits do Students Receive?

28 Benefits Students Receive (continued)

29 What Education/Training is Covered?

30 What is Eligibility Period?

31 What is Transferability?

32 Who is Eligible?

33 Payment Rates State Maximum Charge per Credit Hour Maximum Total Fees per Term Kentucky$430.30$11,235.00 North Carolina$494.00$2,163.90 Ohio$477.00$15,134.00 Pennsylvani a$886.00$6,391.00 Virginia$326.00$3,840.00 West Virginia$266.92$4,029.67 MONTHLY ALLOWANCE: E-5 with DEPENDENTS: $884.00 Paid to School Paid to Student Note: AGRs will not receive book stipend or BAH AGR spouses will not receive BAH

34 Eligible Family Members

35 Nature of Transfer





40 Benefit Comparison

41 Bonus – No bonus available – If you extended for a bonus while overseas taxes will be taken out refunded (approximately 30 days after receiving payment) SLRP – $50,000 for a 6 year contract Continues as long as soldier remains on a 6 year contract Extend/reenlist at anytime Add new loans at anytime Loans must be federally backed (no private, parent, signature loans, etc) Repayment: 15% of the original balance or $500 a year Bonus and SLRP

42 Troops to Teachers Secondary career in Education Career Counseling Job Placement Assistance Financial Assistance up to $5,000 or a $10,000 bonus Accelerated Teacher Certification Programs Available Contact: Robert Mellace at or 304-558-7010

43 CPT Jason Webb Education Services Officer (ESO) and Federal Tuition Assistance Phone 304-561-6366 Ms. Kathy Kidd State Tuition Director Phone 304-561-6306 SGT Brandon Hodge GI Bill Manager Phone 304-561-6359 SGT Melissa Burkhart Incentives Manager, Bonuses and Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) Phone 304-561-6370 Education Department

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