- Supports Veterans with lounges on both campuses
- Provides help with filling out application to start process for VA educational benefits
- Veterans Club and activities done specifically for Veterans to maintain camaraderie and fellowship
- Deliver Veterans workshops on educational benefits, percentages and length of time allowed
- Veterans Lounges/Space located on both campuses - RM 008 @ South Charleston & 312 @ Pathfinder Hall/ Montgomery
- Featured in National Magazines as a TOP 10 small college for Military and Veteran students
- Existed as Military Friendly since 2014 - Gold status since 2018
- Received the Purple Heart Award and Recognition
- A part of the National Organization - Student Veterans of America
- Awarded the 5-Star Challenge Award for our exemplary standards towards our Veterans and Military students
To apply for benefits, complete the application for VA Education Benefits at www.va.gov. Once approved, the Veterans Administration will send you a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE). You must provide a copy of your CoE to the Office of Veteran Affairs at BridgeValley.
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 Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill."
- Apply for the WV National Guard assistance at www.apps.wv.gov/WVEEP/
- Apply for the Army Reserves at www.armyignited.com
Tutoring Services and Testing Center
The mission of the Student Success Center is to provide effective academic assistance, professional testing, student assessment services, tutorial services and academic advising that will ensure success for all students at BridgeValley Community & Technical College.
One Year Retroactive Award Rule
The Veterans Administration's one year retroactive rule is available to students/trainees/apprentices that are considering using the GI Bill. The VA will only pay retroactive one year back from the date of the claim. For VA education and OJT/Apprenticeship programs, that's generally the date of the certification of enrollment/training. If the student/trainee/apprentice is pursuing several terms of education or months of training/employment before actually coming to you to get certified, that student/trainee/apprentice runs the risk of the VA not paying for any term beginning more than one year prior to your certification.
Misi Lair, Director of Veteran Affairs