Wisconsin G.I. Bill Tuition Remission Program
The Wisconsin G.I. Bill provides a full waiver
(“remission”) of tuition and fees for eligible veterans and their dependents for up to 8 full-time semesters or
128 credits at any University of Wisconsin System (UWS) or Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) institution for continuing
education, or for study at the undergraduate or graduate level.
In accordance with 2005 Wisconsin Act 468, signed into law by Governor Jim Doyle on Memorial Day 2006 and effective
with the 2007-08 academic year, the tuition remission is a full 100% of tuition and fees.
"If you served after September 10, 2001, and are currently using the WI GI Bill or plan to use the WI GI Bill;
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Wisconsin G.I. Bill Tuition
Remission Program for Veterans
For the Wisconsin G.I. Bill, the veteran must have been a Wisconsin resident at the time of entry
onto active duty. Character of service and active duty service requirements apply. The benefit recipient must reside in Wisconsin.
For veterans, there is no post-service time limitation (such as the federal Montgomery G.I. Bill 10-year delimiting
date) on the use of the benefit. The veteran may attend full-time or part-time. The benefit may be used for continuing education, or for study at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Wisconsin G.I. Bill Tuition Remission Program for Dependents
A 100% remission is provided to the qualifying dependents of an eligible veteran:Spouse; orUnremarried Surviving Spouse; orChild
between the ages of 17 through 25, Where the qualifying Wisconsin (must have been a Wisconsin
resident at the time of entry onto active duty) veteran:Is currently rated by the federal
VA with a combined service-connected disability rating of 30% or greater (Effective Fall Semester 2005); orDied in the line of duty while on active, Reserve, or Guard duty (Effective Fall Semester 2005); orDied as the direct result of a service-connected disability, as determined by the federal VA (Effective July 1, 2006).
For qualifying spouses and unremarried surviving spouses, the benefit must be used within 10 years of the date of death
or the initial disability rating of 30% or greater. The spouse or unremarried surviving spouse may attend full-time or part-time.
children, the benefit is available from ages 17 through 25. The child may attend full- or part-time.
For the Wisconsin G.I. Bill, the veteran must have been a Wisconsin resident at the time of entry onto active duty.
Character of service and active duty service requirements apply. The benefit recipient
must reside in Wisconsin.
VetEd Reimbursement Grant
The Veterans Education
(VetEd) grant program provides a reimbursement grant based on a credit-bank system that is based on length of active duty
military service to eligible veterans who have not yet been awarded a bachelor’s degree for the reimbursement of tuition
and fees following successful course completion at an eligible UW, technical college, or approved private institution of higher
Veterans may concurrently receive Chapter 30 Montgomery G.I. Bill (VA) benefits
and VetEd for the same semester. However, individuals eligible for Wisconsin G.I. Bill benefits must apply for, and use those
benefits in order to be eligible for VetEd reimbursement. VetEd reimbursement will be reduced to the extent that tuition and
fees have already been paid by other grants, scholarships, and remissions provided for the payment of tuition and fees.
Personal Loan Program (PLP)
may qualify for low interest rate personal loans with up to 10 years to repay. The Personal Loan Program (PLP) may be used
for the education of veterans, their spouses, and children. The veteran’s spouse must be a co-applicant, and all loans
require security of either a mortgage or a guarantor.
Unremarried spouses and dependent
children of deceased veterans who were eligible for the PLP may also be eligible for personal loans. In addition, a remarried
spouse of a deceased eligible veteran may be eligible for a PLP for the education of the veteran’s children.There is
no maximum income limit on the PLP. The Personal Loan Program page has current information on maximum loan amounts, interest
rates, and loan terms, and how to apply.
for Wisconsin Veterans
Under state law, veterans who entered active duty as a Wisconsin
resident retain permanent eligibility for in-state tuition at University of Wisconsin System institutions. To be eligible,
a person who was a resident of Wisconsin at the time of entry into federal active duty military service, who is a resident
of and living in this state at the time of registering at a UW institution, and who meets the criteria for determination of
veteran status under s. 45.01(12) of the Wisconsin Statutes are eligible for in-state tuition rates at UW institutions. There
are no restrictions regarding residency after entry onto active duty but before registering at the UW institution under the
for Military Experience
members, reservists, and veterans pursuing a college education may be able to obtain academic credit for military courses
they have completed through the military. Prior to enrollment individuals should discuss possible credit with the Veterans’
Coordinator at the college or university they plan to attend; credit received may reduce attendance time and cost. They may
obtain information regarding transcripts and potential credit for military experience from the links below.