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Serving those who served


Central Wyoming College looks forward to the opportunity to serve U.S. veterans. We have a variety of services at CWC to assist you in transitioning to the college, supporting you while you are here, and helping you towards furthering your educational goals or starting your career.

Alongside the Financial Aid and veteran benefits, our Admissions staff can help you with applying to CWC and setting you up with an advising appointment with one of our Success Coaches, to get started.  We also provide counseling servicescareer servicesdisability support, and tutoring services to all of our students, free of charge. It is important to reach out to these services as early as possible before any problem gets too big.


Go to the VA’s website to learn about the types of education benefits and to apply for education benefits.

  1. First, you will need to know what type of benefits you are eligible to utilize (see #1). 
  2. Once you have received verification (Certificate of Eligibility) from the VA regarding your education benefits, please contact the CWC Veteran’s Representative, Tasha Plumb at 307-855-2017 or
  3. Generally, you will need to provide the following information in order to begin the certification process at CWC:
    • A copy of your most recent DD-214
    • A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for education benefits.
  4. You must notify the CWC Veteran’s Representative, Tasha Plumb, via email prior to each term if you would like your veteran’s benefits certified for the semester. Additionally, you must keep Ms. Plumb apprised of any and all enrollment changes during the term, such as course additions or withdrawls.

If you have used your education benefits previously at another institution, you will also need to complete a VA Change of Program or Place of Training form.

  • The best way to quickly access the information in cases where a student has lost his or her COE letters is to log into the E-Benefits website.
  • The E-Benefits website allows students to look up their own information from any computer. If the student hasn’t already done so, they will need to apply for their username and password so that they can get access to their COE.

Replacing Military Records:

Veterans or next-of-kin can get free replacements of discharge or separation papers by completing Standard Form 180, Request Pertaining To Military Records. You can get the form on the national archives website.

The forms should be mailed or faxed to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC).

Their address is:

National Personnel Records Center 
Military Personnel Records 
9700 Page Blvd. 
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

The fax number is (314) 801-9195


SF 180: Required Information

Tell them that a duplicate separation document or discharge is needed. The request should include the following:

  • Veteran’s full name used during service
  • Branch of service
  • Service number or Social Security number
  • Exact or approximate dates and years of service
  • Veteran’s signature (or next of kin’s signature if the Veteran is dead)

Be sure to print or type the form so that it can be read clearly.

Please refer to the VA website, or contact the CWC Veteran’s Representative for information regarding your specific education benefits.

CWC Veteran’s Representative: 

Tasha Plumb

  1. The specific period of eligibility for education benefits will be defined by the VA in the veteran’s Certificate of Eligibility (COE), based upon the student’s time of service. The CWC Veteran’s Representative cannot certify benefits beyond the period approved by the VA.
  2. The CWC Veteran’s Representative can only approve courses that are specifically required for the student’s declared program of study.
  3. Only one program of study may be certified at a time with the VA. Dual majors may be allowed only when the two programs are very closely related – as determined by the CWC Veteran’s Representative.
  4. Students may change programs as often as they wish, but they must contact the CWC Veteran’s Representative in order to ensure that all changes are properly accounted for with the VA for certification.
  5. Students must maintain standards of progress, which include a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  1. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website
  2. V.A. Education Call Center: 1-888-442-4551
  3. Monthly Verification Enrollment:
    • Use the VA website
    • 1-877-823-2378
  4. Direct Deposit Enrollment: 1-877-838-2778
  5. eBenefits

General VA Education Questions:

Lori  McGee
State of Wyoming
State Veterans Service Officer
800-833-5987 (WY) or  307-438-2101

The State of Wyoming has legislatively approved a benefit for veterans who have served in an overseas combat area (W.S. 19-14-106)

Educational Benefit: (New Enrollees Summer 2018 or later)

  • Free tuition to any Wyoming community college of the University of Wyoming.
  • Must be used for credit courses.
  • 8 semesters of benefit


  • The veteran must have been a resident of Wyoming for at least 1 year before entering military service, honorably discharged, and be awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or a campaign medal for service in a foreign country. (See CWC Veterans Representative for approved list) (CWC looks for a Wyoming address as the Home of Record at Time of Entry on the veteran’s DD-214)
  • Cannot be a Vietnam Veteran (there is a separate benefit for Vietnam Veterans)

Continued Eligibility: 

  • To remain eligible for benefits, by the end of the spring semester, completing the student’s third or fourth semester of attendance, the student shall have a cumulative grade point average of at least two point zero (2.0) and shall maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least two point zero (2.0) at the end of each subsequent spring semester to continue to receive the free tuition

*Benefits may also be available for surviving spouse, surviving legal dependents, and Vietnam veterans. Please see the CWC Veteran’s Representative for more information.

We encourage you to complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Application at each year to obtain the maximum aid available to you. We can provide you with your College Financing Plan specific to you for Central Wyoming College. If you would like a copy of your College Financing Plan, please contact CWC Veteran’s Representative Official Tasha Plumb at or 307-855-2017 or view your College Financing Plan in My Central once you have registered.