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GI Bill & Veteran Students


CLASS Students: Using the G.I. Bill

Welcome to the Center for Learning, Advising, and Student Success (CLASS), Mountaineer! If you are using G.I. Bill benefits to pay for your tuition, there are a few things you should be aware of to ensure smooth transition into your desired degree program.  Accordingly, please take a few moments to review the following information carefully:

·         To receive the full G.I. Bill benefits you are entitled to, per your COE, you must enroll in a minimum of 12 degree-pursuant* credit hours per semester; i.e. you may only enroll in courses that fulfill degree requirements

·         The G.I. Bill does NOT cover coursework toward a declared minor (unless a minor is required by the major)

·         If you have not yet declared a major (exploratory/undecided), you may only enroll in GEF courses – any courses that do not fulfill GEFs are NOT considered degree-pursuant, and therefore will not be certified for payment

·         You must declare a major by the time you earn 29 credit hours

·         If you remain in CLASS after the semester in which you reach 59 earned credit hours -OR- 59 GPA hours (whichever comes first), you will NOT receive ANY benefits, including tuition, housing, book stipend, etc.,

o  This means that you must be admitted to the academic college that houses your major (ex: Statler College of ENGR) by the semester after you earn 59 earned credit hours -OR- 59 GPA hours

*Degree-pursuant coursework is defined as General Education Foundation coursework (GEFs), college requirements, departmental requirements, major coursework, prerequisite coursework, or general electives as defined by the major.

Helpful Contact Information:

ü  WVU’s Office of Veteran’sAffairs: 304-293-8825 or

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