• MORE INFORMATION
    More Information
    Additional Links for Military Students

    UC military students can stay informed with links and information.

    PARTNERS
    Partners
    Working with UC's Military Students

    Here's a list of organizations who have established a partnership with the UC military program.

    YOUR MILITARY TEAM
    Your military team
    UC's Staff is Here to Assist Military Students

    Military students require special needs that UC staff is able to meet.

    • CHANGE IN CHAPTER 1607 – REAP BENEFITS

      On November 25, 2015, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) made changes to the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP).The REAP program was originally created to provide benefits to members of the Reserve components who were either called or ordered to active service by the President or Congress.

      REAP served to bridge the education benefit gap between those eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve and those serving in the Reserve component who were called to active duty but were not eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve.

      The changes in the program will affect beneficiaries differently:

      • Current REAP beneficiaries, who were attending an educational institution during the semester, quarter, or term that immediately preceded Nov. 25, 2015, will continue to receive REAP benefits.
      • REAP beneficiaries who applied for REAP but were not attending an institution during the semester, quarter, or term that immediately preceded Nov. 25, 2015, are not eligible to receive REAP benefits.
      • If the VA received the initial REAP application from new REAP applicants after Nov. 24, 2015, they are no longer eligible for REAP benefits.

      The VA understands these changes may have an impact on students who expect to return to school for the spring 2016 semester. In most cases, students will be eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. The VA is actively working to identify Veterans who have previously applied for VA benefits and are affected by this change to notify them of this change and their potential eligibility for other VA educational assistance programs.

      For more information, please call the VA at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday) to speak with an Education Call Center Agent on questions about benefits or eligibility for education assistance programs.

    Military and Veterans

    We are proud to welcome veterans, active members of the Armed Forces and their family members to the University of Charleston. You’ve made an incredible contribution to our country. It’s our turn to help you make the transition to new goals and a new civilian career. At UC, we believe a university education is always within reach. We offer high-quality, accredited online learning opportunities that enable active service members to take their careers to the next level. Anytime. Anywhere. Military veterans who attend the University of Charleston will soon feel at home among the faculty, staff, and fellow classmates. UC's commitment to current and former service personnel is reflected in the many benefits available to military students.

    University of Charleston is committed to meeting the unique needs of veterans, military service members and their families. We welcome the opportunity to work with you during your higher education experience.

    The campus leadership and community is dedicated to assisting veterans, military service members, and dependents receiving benefits. During your time at UC, the campus community will work with you in helping you achieve your academic and personal goals. The offices of admission and the registrar will assist with your reintegration process through admission, financial aid and enrollment. UC's certifying official will work with you and the VA to determine your benefits. Our aim is to seamlessly integrate veterans, military service members and dependents into UC's community while building awareness of military service. We thank you for your service and look forward to working with you in a shared experience going forward.

    UC College is proud to be a Yellow Ribbon institution. Learn about Yellow Ribbon eligibility and other benefits at gibill.va.gov.

    Why UC
    Military Friendly Designation

    The University of Charleston –  

    • Is approved to accept the GI Bill and state and federal tuition assistance
    • Offers military discounts and scholarships
    • Participates in Chapter 33 benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon program
    • Has been named a best college for veterans, by U.S. News & World Report and a Military Friendly School by Victory Media
     

     

    Your Military Team

    MG (RET) John E. Barnette, EdD
    Associate Dean, Leadership & Professional Development
    University of Charleston
    900 Virginia Street, East
    Suite 208
    Charleston, WV 25301
    johnbarnette@ucwv.edu
    304-720-6688
     
    MG (RET) John E. Barnette, EdD
     



    Michael C. Levy, PhD
    Director, Educational Partnerships & Military Programs
    University of Charleston
    2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
    Charleston, WV 25304
    michaellevy@ucwv.edu
    304-357-4946 Office
    304-545-6568 Mobile
     
    Michael C. Levy, PhD
     



    Ruth G. Wylie, PhD
    DEL Program Director
    University of Charleston
    900 Virginia Street, East
    Suite 203
    Charleston, WV 25301
    ruthwylie@ucwv.edu
    304-347-6978
     
    Ruth G. Wylie, PhD
     



    David Cooper
    Administrative Coordinator, Leadership Programs
    University of Charleston
    167 Dye Drive
    Beckley, WV 25801
    davidcooper@ucwv.edu
    304-352-0013
    877-393-5014
     
    David Cooper
     



    Eurana “Ra” Robinson
    Military Student Support Specialist
    University of Charleston - Martinsburg
    142 North Queen Street, Suite 112
    Martinsburg, WV 25401
    euranarobinson@ucwv.edu
    304-352-0046
     
    Eurana “Ra” Robinson
     



    Shelly R. Roy, DEL
    Military Application Coordinator
    University of Charleston
    900 Virginia Street, East
    Charleston, WV 25301
    shellyroy@ucwv.edu
    304-903-8197
     
    Shelly R. Roy, DEL
     



    Nicole Rupe-Harold
    Transfer Records/Military Programs
    University of Charleston
    167 Dye Drive
    Beckley, WV 25801
    nicolerupe@ucwv.edu
    304-352-0047
    877-393-5014
     
    Nicole Rupe-Harold