WVU offers hundreds of online classes, three online undergraduate degree completion programs, and over twenty graduate degrees. On-Campus, WVU has 185-degree programs and reaches students from all 55 West Virginia counties, 49 states, the District of Columbia, 2 Territories (Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands), and 99 Nations.
Currently, WVU serves more than 800 veterans, military personnel and/or their dependents that are furthering their education. Welcome home. And welcome to the Mountaineer Family.
Three of West Virginia University’s online graduate programs have earned top five rankings in the U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural Best Online Programs for Veterans report.
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.
A comprehensive overview of the new GI Bill can be downloaded from www.gibill.va.gov. WVU understands that students who receive the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) often do not receive their payment until October. Therefore, WVU has developed a military friendly payment plan to address this issue.
To apply for veterans educational benefits online, search for the VONAPP (Veterans Online Application) on the Dept. of Veterans Affairs web site. After submitting your application electronically, you will need to mail your DD-214 (member 4 copy) if discharged or retired to:
VA Regional Processing Office
P.O. Box 4616
Buffalo, NY 14240-4616
During the application process to West Virginia University, we ask that you order transcripts from all schools previously attended. Military transcripts are transmitted to the University electronically, downloaded, and reviewed by the Admissions evaluators for transfer credit. Discharge papers, DD- 214, the member 4 copy is also a requirement for the veteran file. Please include your military transcript for coursework and military experience that may translate into transfer credits. To request your military transcripts, please specify West Virginia University on the applicable web site:
Paper copies can be mailed to the following address:
WVU Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 6009
Morgantown, WV 26506
Regents Bachelor of Arts
Veterans who have earned military classroom credit may be interested in learning more about WVU’s Regents Bachelor of Arts. While the RBA program offers no majors, students may focus their program of study with a sequence of courses known as an area of emphasis.
Currently, two optional areas of emphasis are offered through Extended Learning. The Business Administration area of emphasis allows students to learn about the forces that shape our lives in the marketplace, finance, personal and business accounting, the economic system, consumer behavior, and organizational leadership. The Child Development area of emphasis is designed to introduce students to topics such as social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of children.
Multidisciplinary Studies Degree Program
The Multidisciplinary Studies degree program is comprised of three related minors. The program does not limit students to courses of study in a particular area, but rather stresses the importance of breadth of knowledge and cross-disciplinary communication.
The Multidisciplinary Studies degree program emphasizes flexibility and allows veterans to apply their minors to real-world problems and to apply multidisciplinary techniques in communicating the strengths of their self-chosen course of study.
To view a current list of available online minors and related course content, visit http://online.wvu.edu/undergraduatedegrees/index.php#minors.
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
Those veterans who currently hold an Associates Degree in Nursing can earn their bachelor’s degree while working in their own community. This online degree completion program is designed for completion in three semesters of full-time study, and focuses on ethics in nursing, community health, health assessment, and the concepts and principles of professional nursing.