Vietnam Veteran 

Who qualifies?

Vietnam Veteran

  • Active military between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975
  • Received Vietnam service Medal
  • Other than dishonorable discharge
  • Resident of Wyoming for not less than 1 year before entering military service
  • Not receiving VA educational benefits

Vietnam Veteran Surviving spouse and Surviving legal dependent

  • The veteran was a resident of Wyoming for at least one year prior to entering into active state service or active service with the military forces of the United States
  • The veterans death was service connected
  • The veteran is listed officially in the military records of the United States as being a prisoner of war or missing in action as a result of active state service or active service with the military forces of the United States
  • The veteran was honorably discharged from the military forces of the United States and thereafter died of an injury or disease incurred while in active state service or active service with such military forces, being a resident at the time of death

What does the benefit cover?

Vietnam Veteran

  • 10 semesters at any Wyoming community college or the University of Wyoming

Vietnam Veteran Surviving spouse or surviving legal dependent

  • 10 semesters at any state institution in elementary, secondary, business colleges, state vocational training schools or other institutions in Wyoming which would tend to enable the individual to engage in any useful trade, occupation or profession.

How do I start using the benefit?

Application Process:

  • Contact the financial aid office of the institution you plan to attend.
  • The benefit is transferable so a student may start attending one school and use multiple semesters then transfer to another college or the University of Wyoming to use the remaining semesters.

Eligibility Requirements

Vietnam Veteran eligibility window:

  • No time limit to begin use of benefit
  • No benefit 8 academic years after first receipt of benefit

Vietnam Veteran Surviving Spouse eligibility window:

  • Must use within 10 years after the death of the veteran
  • No benefit 8 academic years after first receipt of benefit

Vietnam Surviving Legal Dependent eligibility window:

  • Under age 22 when veteran parent or legal guardian died
  • Under age 22 at the time of enrollment at UW or a community college

Continued eligibility:

  • Must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA by end of the Spring semester of either the 3rd or 4th semester (depending when student started)
  • Maintain 2.0 GPA after end of each subsequent Spring semester.