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Amy Smith
VA Certifying Official
307.532.8334
1.866.327.8996
Fax: 307.532.8222


Eastern Wyoming College is here to help you (and your dependents) achieve your educational goals and to ease your transition from military to civilian life. We appreciate your service to our country and are proud to have the opportunity to assist you.

EWC is approved to administer the Veterans Education Assistance Programs that include the Montgomery GI Bill and 9/11 GI Bill. Veterans wishing to use their education benefits must contact Amy Smith, the EWC VA Certifying Official, at 307-532-8334 or via email at amy.smith@ewc.wy.edu.

Application Process: As the application and approval process takes time, students are encouraged to apply early for their benefits.  To apply, please complete the VA Application for VA Education Benefits (22-1990). This form is available online at www.gibill.va.gov. For benefits other than those listed above, please contact the Veterans Administration at 1-888-442-4551 or online at the above website.

A copy of your DD214, member copy 4, and a copy of your NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility)  letter must be provided to the EWC VA Certifying Official prior to certifying your eligibility of VA Benefits with the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Wyoming National Guard

The Wyoming National Guard Educational Assistance Plan is available subject to state funding.  All current members of the Wyoming Army or Air National Guard are eligible to have full in-state tuition and fees paid.  An application is available at: https://www.wy.ngb.army.mil/Tuition/

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Be advised you MUST complete the application each semester and submit it to the EWC VA Certifying Official.  Please contact 307-532-8334 with questions. You MUST complete an application each semester you wish to receive EAP funds.

Wyoming Educational Assistance for Veterans and Survivors

The State of Wyoming passed legislation to assist veterans, and dependents of deceased veterans, with tuition and fees at any eligible Wyoming College. (Wyoming Statute 19-14-106). This program is designed to help Vietnam Veterans, Overseas Combat Veterans, and the surviving dependents with tuition and fee assistance.

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Overseas Combat Veterans & Family

Vietnam Veterans & Family

Other resources

In addition to VA benefits, veteran students should pursue educational assistance under the federal financial aid programs, institutional employment opportunities and scholarships. Please visit EWC’s Financial Aid pages and find out other aid programs for which you may be eligible. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 307.532.8224 or 833.327.8996 with questions.

Tip Sheet for military and veterans

Scholarship opportunities

Wyoming National Guard Association Scholarship Application (2014-2015)
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Scholarship   (Nov. 15 deadline)

Veterans information sources

EWC is committed to all its veteran and military students and their academic success. We have signed and are a participant in the Department of Defense’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and are fully committed to Executive Order 13607, establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions serving service members, veterans, spouses and other family members.

EWC is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium. SOC, established in 1972, consists of national higher education associations and approximately 1,900 institutional members. COS Consortium institutional members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to military students including those on active duty, Coast Guard personnel, reservists, members of the National Guard, family members, civilian employees of the Department of Defense, and veterans of all Services. As a SOC Consortium member, this institution ensures servicemembers and their family members share in appropriately accredited post-secondary educational opportunities available to other citizens. Flexibility of programs and procedures particularly in admissions, counseling, credit transfer, course articulations, recognition of non-traditional learning experiences, scheduling, course format, and residency requirements are provided to enhance access of  military students and their family members to higher education programs.