Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program (VMSDEP)

     The Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Program (VMSDEP) provides education 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.  The program is listed under the Virginia Department of Veterans Services.
     The purpose of VMSDEP is to provide undergraduate or other postsecondary education to eligible participants by providing a waiver of tuition and all required fees at any public institution of higher education or other public accredited postsecondary institution that grants a degree, diploma, or certificate in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Benefits are available for up to 35 months.

     There are very specific requirements to be eligible for this program. You must apply directly with the VirginiaDepartment of Veterans Services.

Please visit the VMSDEP for more details and contact information.  On the Tab below, click the drop down to see a list of frequently asked questions.  Students who are eligible will need to inform Sam Lowery (, who will confirm the number of credits taken for each semester at Danville Community College.