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Veteran and Military Students

Military Resources and Pricing

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WVU is proud to match the Department of Defense undergraduate online program rate of $250 per credit hour for the fall, spring and summer terms.

Additionally, students seeking a Master's Degree from the John Chambers College of Business and Economics will receive a $100 discount per credit hour for all graduate and professional programs. See a program list below under WVU is Affordable.

Welcome to the WVU Online connection to our Veteran and Military Family Support Headquarters

West Virginia University is proud to offer veteran, armed forces personnel, and dependents of current and former military service members access to The Center for Veterans, Military and Family Programs, and Mountaineer Bunker.

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At the Center and Bunker, you’ll find a welcoming space and support center offering:

  • Veterans’ certification services
  • Assistance with understanding and applying for military educational benefits
  • Priority registration to veterans as part of the Forever GI Bill - Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act
  • Dedicated tutoring and study areas
  • Lounge area with video games
  • Coffee/snack bar

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Our Mission is Your Success

We are here to assist our military-connected students in achieving academic, personal, and professional success through their educational benefits and activities that promote learning and well-being.

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Our Commitment to You

We understand the diversity and experience you bring to WVU because of your service. We are committed to providing a facility where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. One that is an environment focused on encouraging your success. A place that will connect you to campus and community resources that will enhance your overall college experience.

We offer a variety of programs and services for veterans and military families focused on ensuring academic success, career development, promoting overall well-being and supporting their transition from military life into college life.

Helpful Tips on Becoming a Student at WVU Online

WVU is proud to match the Department of Defense's undergraduate online program rate of $250 per credit hour.

Any undergraduate student pursuing a completely online degree while receiving federal tuition assistance (FTA) will receive the rate of $250 per credit hour. If service members are approved for FTA through his/her education center, WVU will honor the $250 DoD rate. Active duty as well as National Guard and Reservists may be approved for FTA. To receive this rate, students will need to contact the CVMF for further instructions. (304) 293-8825 or

Undergraduate Online Degree Programs

Our military rate undergraduate degree options include the following programs:

Active-duty military are eligible to receive a discounted tuition rate of $250 per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of 18 credit hours or $4,500 per fiscal year.

Business Graduate Program Discounts

One area in which veterans can excel after their military career is business. WVU’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics offers a $100 discount per credit hour to all current and former service personnel pursuing certain WVU Online graduate business-related programs, in addition to the other discounts available. These programs include:

Certificate programs

*As of the fall of 2021, non-resident students who attend on campus or online and are using Chapter 33 or 33T (Post 9/11), Chapter 31 (Veteran Readiness & Employment), Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill), and any National Guard or Reservists drilling in a WV unit will receive in-state tuition rates.

Discounted military and veteran tuition rates are valid for fall, spring and summer terms. Maymester and Winter Intersession are a flat rate tuition for all students and discounts do not apply.

Whether you are a veteran, a reservist, a National Guardsman, or still serving on active duty, WVU is a great place to further your education.

In addition to the Military Times magazine ranking of 40th Best College for Veterans, WVU has earned G.I. Jobs Magazine’s Military Friendly School rating for six consecutive years.

Military Advanced Education magazine also called WVU a Top Military-Friendly University.

If you are interested in any of our WVU Online programs, the admissions coaches and academic advisers in our Learning Engagement Center would be happy to speak with you. Or, you can check out the links below for more information.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA). Be sure to include West Virginia University’s School Code: 003827. For more information on financial aid, please refer to these resources.

Once you have decided on your program of study with WVU Online, please Apply Now. You will be prompted to create an application login and then select the appropriate academic program and term to be guided to the correct online application.

Each academic program may have different application requirements and deadlines. So, be sure to check out the deadlines and requirements for your program.

Once your application file is complete, then your application will be reviewed on a rolling basis or after the application deadline, if your program has one.

Applying to an undergraduate program?

Request official transcripts from all institutions attended (other than WVU), or high school transcripts if fewer than 20 college credits and send to:

WVU Office of Admissions
PO Box 6009
Morgantown, WV 26506-6009
or electronically sent to:

Applying to a graduate program?

Please have official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities (other than WVU) sent to:

WVU Office of Graduate Admissions
One Waterfront Place
PO Box 6510
Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
or electronically sent to

Once you are admitted to a program of study, you will receive correspondence from the Office of Admission and your academic program. One of the first steps will be claiming your WVU account and accessing your student email account for official university communication.

After you are admitted, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will be your go-to person for academic related matters such as scheduling classes, discussing transfer credit, petitioning for prior learning credit, and more.

With the appropriate information, WVU will waive all military affiliated application fees. Please reach out to the Center for Veteran, Military and Family programs office for the military affiliation application fee waiver code. For more information visit

WVU Online offers more than 75 degrees and certificates where Joint Service Transcripts (JST’s) can be used to fulfill electives or used as equivalent courses, but there is one unique bachelor’s degree program that allows eligible students to acquire a plethora of college credit for military experience.

The online Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) degree, offered through the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, allows students to tailor their academic careers to meet their individual needs and you can complete the program online, at your own pace.

To enter the program, you need to have been out of high school for at least four years. In this program, you package together previously earned credits, online classes, and a portfolio of real-world experience to create a unique degree. The RBA degree is designed to provide adult learners with either a Liberal Arts or a more comprehensive education when combined with Areas of Emphases and minors.

Furthermore, there is considerable flexibility in how, when, and where degree requirements are achieved. Specifically, students may earn credits through on-campus and online courses (at WVU or transfer), credit by exam, standardized awards, and/or writing portfolios to petition for eligible courses based on work experience, or a combination of each.

The RBA degree is a perfect fit for service men and women and veterans who may be able to earn college credits based on their service training.

All students receiving VA benefits for the first time need to apply through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Once approved, you will be sent a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) in the mail. After that, you should visit WVU’s Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs or email the CoE to You will also need to complete an Intake/Agreement form found on CVMF’s website at for benefit certification.

VA benefits:

Career Resources for Veterans:

Additional WVU Resources:

WVU RBA Program:

If you have any questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, attend one of our info sessions or webinars, or speak to an advisor by phone at (304) 293-4722 or by e-mail at

The WVU Veteran, Military, and Family Support Headquarters, also known as the “Mountaineer Bunker” is located in Room 214 of the Mountainlair on the downtown campus and is open Monday through Thursday, from 8:15 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

The Bunker is a 2,500-square-foot gathering space and support center for student military service members, student veterans, armed forces personnel and dependents of current and former military service members. The Bunker helps support military students during their transition from military life into college life.

It offers a variety of programs and services related to academic success, career development, overall well-being, personal success, tutoring and veteran certification services.

Students will need to make an appointment to meet with the staff of the Bunker and may be conducted virtually, by phone or email.

WVU Online students are welcome to call, email, or visit The Bunker, and are welcome to take part in any of the virtual activities or meetings.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a WVU Online student, you will have access to numerous resources, including: career services, WVU libraries, tutoring, technology support, accessibility services, and mental health support. You will even be able to obtain a WVU Student ID! You are encouraged to learn more about these services to make the most of your student experience.

We're here for you.

Call us, write us, or fill out the request information form. Whichever communication style you prefer, there will be someone from WVU Online on the other end waiting to help.

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Occasionally a student will encounter an issue with an online course that he or she doesn’t know how to resolve. Should this occur, please visit the link below.

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West Virginia University
PO Box 6800
Morgantown, WV 26506-6800

Phone: (800) 253-2762

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