Using your Veteran Benefits at WyoTech

We’re honored to have a significant student population of Veterans here at WyoTech! We have multiple programs in place to make you feel as much at home as possible, ensure you have the best experience and go on to have a successful career in whatever program you choose here at WyoTech.

Our Veteran students acclimate very well to the culture here at WyoTech, even more so than the traditional four-year degree path. Why?

  • The structure of our rigorous 9-month programs closely mimics the structure of the military
  • The GI Bill takes into account (Length of Program) X (Class Credits), which means most students won’t have to worry about running out of funding from their VA benefits. However, students that are not 100% eligible for benefits might receive funding that is less than the amount required for the program.

ABOUT Veteran benefits

Veteran benefits are available for training at WyoTech.

The payment amount varies depending on the Veteran program you are utilizing and the type of non-college-degree school you’re attending. The first payment is made 30 days after the start of a course and monthly payments are made thereafter, as long as the student is attending and not repeating a course that was previously completed.. The monthly entitlement is based on the number of credit hours for which the student is certified.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill

Under this program, for programs offered at non-degree granting schools, the benefit pays the actual net costs for in-state tuition and fees or national maximum, whichever is less.

Monthly housing allowance (MHA) is paid based on the location of the school and a pay grade of E-5 with dependents.

You can calculate your BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) here.

All Other Veteran Programs

VA pays a monthly rate that varies depending on which Veteran program you’re entitled to and how long your qualifying military service was. You can view current payment rates here.

Available Veteran benefits

  1. Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
    • Transfer of Entitlement
    • Yellow Ribbon
    • Fry Scholarship
  2. Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (Chapter 30)
  3. Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
  4. Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)

Using your Veteran benefits to attend WyoTech

  1. Check your eligibility
  2. Gather required documents
      • Social Security number
      • Bank account direct deposit information
      • Education and military history
  3.  Apply
  4. Provide a copy of your DD214 and COE (certificate of eligibility), and transcripts for all other Post-Secondary Institutions to the Student Finance office at WyoTech.

Note: Average processing time is 30 days; processing may take longer during late summer and early fall, due to a higher volume of requests through the VA.

Apply to WyoTech today!


Questions about using your Veteran Benefits at WyoTech?

Please contact the WyoTech Student Finance Office at 800-521-7158.

Join the WyoTech Student Veterans Organization

This group meets twice a month and does a variety of activities. For more information, contact us at 800-521-7158.