Military/Veteran Friendly College

“As a new generation of veterans comes home, we owe them every opportunity
to live the American Dream they helped defend.”
“Let’s help our veterans get that degree, get that credential and compete for the high-skilled jobs of tomorrow.”
—President Barrack Obama

Students with questions, or who wish more information, should contact Eastern's Financial Aid Office by email:, or by phone at 304-434-8000 (or toll-free: 877-982-2322), ext. 9256.


The Reserved Parking for Combat Wounded Veterans sign on the front row of Eastern's parking lot, with the college and  it's broad green lawn in the background against a clear blue sky

A Military-Friendly College 

8 Keys To Success 

The 5-Star Challenge 

Military Benefits 

Tuition Assistance 

Other Useful Web Links



8 Keys to Success

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Eastern has committed to the 8 Keys to Success developed by the Administration, the Departments of Education and Veterans Affairs to ensure a quality educational experience for our military families:

  • Create a culture of trust and connectedness across the campus community to promote well-being and success for veterans
  • Ensure consistent and sustained support from campus leadership
  • Implement an early alert system to ensure all veterans receive academic, career, and financial advice before challenges become overwhelming
  • Coordinate and centralize campus efforts for all veterans, together with the creation of a designated space (even if limited in size)
  • Collaborate with local communities and organizations, including government agencies, to align and coordinate various services for veterans
  • Utilize a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information on veterans, including demographics, retention, and degree completion
  • Provide comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans 
  • Develop systems that ensure sustainability of effective practices for veterans 

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The 5-Star Challenge

A tan-and-brown coin imprinted with five stars, from Veterans Education and Training of West Virginia-link to 5-Star Challenge Points


The 5 Star Points

About the 5-Star Challenge 


Military-Friendly College

Military Friendly School 2016 logo


Victory Media has identified Eastern WV Community and Technical College as a military-friendly college that makes available to veterans all of the key benefits and services that veterans groups look for to make higher education readily accessible to their members.

Eastern WVCTC Awarded 2016 Military Friendly Schools ® Distinction


Military Benefits (active duty, veterans, family members)

Image of the US Army Eagle safeguarding the oath to uphold the Constitution

As approved by congress, eligibility for benefits, and specifically for higher education benefits, depends on several factors, including:

  • Length of service
  • Place and time of service
  • Discharge class

If you have any questions about your own situation, please do not hesitate to contact:
Eastern’s Veterans Certifying Official
  Monica Wilson, Dean of Student Access & Success, ext. 9235, for more information and assistance. 

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Web Links

Below, please find several useful links to information about military benefits:

Additional Veterans & Military Family Resources for Higher Education Benefits 


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Tuition Assistance:

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Addititional Useful Links





Eastern's Course Schedules


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at