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The Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program (VMSDEP) provides educational assistance, for a maximum of 8 semesters of tuition and fees, 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. 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VMSDEP PROGRAM:

Visit the Virginia Department of Veterans Services website or contact:

VMSDEP Office:
Phone: (804) 786-0571
Fax: (804)-786-0809
Email: vmsdep@dvs.virginia.gov 
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

JMU does not apply VMSDEP waivers retroactively. Eligible waivers are applied to current and/or future terms as determined by DVS. Student's name must be on the semester roster in the VMSDEP portal by the last day of the current term in order for the waiver to be applied to that term.

Follow their application deadline guidelines to ensure you are approved for the semester you want to start the benefit. 

VMSDEP application target deadlines
Semester You Plan
to Start School
Submit Application By
Fall
May 01
Spring
September 01
Summer
December 15
 

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