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Virginia Military Survivors & Dependents Educational Program

The Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program (VMSDEP) provides educational benefits to spouses and children of military service members killed, missing in action, taken prisoner, or who became at least 90 percent disabled* as a result of military service in an armed conflict.

This benefit includes a tuition waiver and depending on the tier of eligibility, a book stipend. 

Ask your campus veterans benefits advisor for more information, especially if you are using Chapter 35 (Federal education benefit for dependents and spouses). 

According to the Virginia Department of Veteran Services: “The Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program (VMSDEP) provides education benefits to spouses and children of military service members killed, missing in action, taken prisoner, or who have been rated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as totally and permanently disabled or at least 90 percent permanently disabled as a result of military service. Military service includes service in the United States Armed Forces, United States Armed Forces Reserves, or the Virginia National Guard.” 

For more information visit the Virginia Department of Veteran Services.