We provide comprehensive information and services for members of the military.
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:
Learn more about the education benefits at vets.gov.
Please contact the UC Office of Military Programs at 304-357-4946 with any questions.
Many of you may not know how to apply for and receive all the outstanding benefits available to active duty servicemembers and veterans, but we do and we are ready to help. Our military specialists are available to guide you through the application process for various types of financial aid including:
This is to make you aware that you may be impacted by recent legislation, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-48, Section 112), commonly known as the “Forever GI Bill”. This law removes the time-limit for using the Post-9/11 GI Bill for certain Veterans and dependents. If you are currently using your education benefits, please be aware that letters produced by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) automated systems may incorrectly advise you that you have an end date to use your benefits. We are working to update our automated systems in order to resolve this issue in the coming months.
Individuals who no longer have a time limit to use the Post-9/11 GI Bill:
Note: Children utilizing TOE are not impacted by Section 112 of Public Law 115-48.
If You Have Questions or Need Assistance
If you have questions or need assistance, contact VA at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). If you use the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD), the Federal number is 711.
Further information may also be found on our website at https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/.
The University of Charleston limits academic residency to no more than twenty-five percent of the degree requirements for all undergraduate degrees for active-duty servicemembers. Academic residency can be completed at any time while active-duty servicemembers are enrolled at the University subject to stated specific major requirements. Reservists and National Guardsmen on active-duty are covered in the same manner.