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1 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission The Buck Stops Here An Update on Student Veterans, WVASFAA, Spring 2015

2 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission Contact L.G. Corder Director Office of Veterans Education and Training Student Affairs Division (304) being phased

3 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission The Buck Stops Here Application

4 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission Objective? To better serve a special population of students as they embark on a new trail. Why? How?

5 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission Who Then? Diverse

6 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission Who Now?

7 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission Old Stuff VA Education Benefits: –Post 9/11 GI Bill – Ch. 33 Fry Scholarship – children of fallen Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon – all undergrad programs req’d participation –Montgomery GI Bill – Ch. 30 –GI Bill SR (Reservists and Nat’l Guard) – Ch –REAP (Reservists) – Ch –VEAP (Vietnam) – Ch. 32 –Dependent’s Ed Assist. – Ch. 35

8 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission Old Stuff Cont’d Other VA Assistance – VOCREHAB Other Fed Military Benefits – DOD TA Other State Mil Benefits – STATE TA Other – Scholarships (Pat Tillman???) Most student veterans in WV are either Ch. 33 or 1606

9 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission New Stuff Fry Scholarship – Spouses now included WV War Orphans DOD MOU WVa Code§18B-4-9. Development of services and facilities for student veterans Section 702 CHOICE Act – July 1, 2015

10 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission Fry Scholarship Previously only available to surviving children Surviving spouses on Jan. 1, 2015 Generally, irrevocable election from Ch. 35 DEA Children lose eligibility at age 33 Spouses lose eligibility 15 years after the loss or upon remarriage Fry is paid under Ch. 33 but no Yellow Ribbon

11 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission Fry Scholarship Cont’d How to help?

12 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission WV War Orphans WVa Code§ How to help?

13 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission DOD MOU All WV public institutions signed the MOU Prohibits certification of both Federal DOD TA in conjunction with 1606/1607 Does NOT impact State TA through the WV Army National Guard nor through the WV Air National Guard How to help?

14 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission §18B-4-9 Essentially, a law to ensure our public campuses increase the likelihood of success for our student veterans Legislative report How to help?

15 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission Section 702 July 1, 2015 In state tuition for “covered individuals” Noncompliance = no more GI Bill How to help?

16 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission GET SOME!!! Welcome to your military basics crash course 702 dilemma

17 West Virginia HIGHER EDUCATION Policy Commission Thank You My supervisor: –Dr. Adam Green –


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