(a) A state post-secondary education or training institution may not charge tuition and fees to an eligible applicant attending that institution pursuant to this article. The funds appropriated in this article shall be expended by the West Virginia Division of Veterans' Affairs only for matriculation fees, board, room rent, books, supplies and other necessary living expenses of those children.
(b) In the event that a child or spouse eligible for a tuition waiver pursuant to this section attends a private post-secondary education or training institution where the tuition waiver is not applicable, that child or spouse remains eligible for up to $2,000 per year in education benefits pursuant to section two of this article.
(c) In addition to the tuition waiver available pursuant to this section, a child or spouse attending a state post-secondary education or training institution is eligible for up to $2,000 per year in education benefits as provided in section two of this article.
(d) The division is charged with the duty of disbursing the funds provided in this article and shall draw its requisitions upon the State Auditor for that purpose. In its discretion, the division, if satisfied as to the accuracy and amounts of the expenditures, shall make the requisitions payable to the post-secondary education or training institutions or to those furnishing to the children or spouses board, room rent, books, supplies and other necessary living expenses.
(e) A member or employee of the division may not receive any additional compensation for the services required in this article.
(f) Acceptance of benefits or tuition waivers pursuant to this article does not limit the acceptance of any other scholarship or grant for which a student may be eligible.