You've earned the right to a higher education through your service in the U.S. Armed Forces. But how do you use your GI Bill benefits? Which version is right for you? The Legion can help answer questions about state and/or federal education benefits, who can use them, and how long.
State Education Benefits
Wyoming National Guard Education 100% State Educational Assistance Plan:
The 100% State Educational Assistance Plan is for Wyoming National Guard members that want to pursue higher education. The plan pays 100% of the tuition and mandatory fees at Wyoming Junior colleges and at the University of Wyoming. The plan pays a determined amount each year for those private schools in Wyoming that are VA approved. Guard members can use the state educational assistance to complete one degree or certificate program. This includes: Certificates, Associate, Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program. The combination of Certificate, Associate to Bachelor counts as one degree. Members can use the Montgomery GI Bill and kicker, if qualified, with the 100% State Educational Assistance Plan.
Eligibility: Members must have served or are serving on a six-year contract with the Wyoming National Guard. Must have completed basic training or officer training; meet participation standards; and be in good standing with the Guard. Members must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA in school and agree to serve two years with the Wyoming Guard after completion of school. Members have ten years to complete their degree or educational objective. The ten years start the first time members enroll in the plan. Failure to maintain satisfactory participation in the educational program or failure to complete the initial six-year commitment, or the two-year additional service, obligates a member to repay all educational assistance received. An application packet must be completed for each term enrolled. Members can pick up application packets at their units, college financial aid offices, and state education office and on the web site: http://wyoguard.state.wy.us/.
5500 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82009-3320