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Veterans Services

Veterans Services

Welcome, Veterans!

We are honored to serve military veterans, active duty military, reservists, and their families. At NWTC, you will receive priority registration, college credit for your service, access to a private lounge, and assistance from staff who are dedicated to helping you make the transition from military to student/civilian life.
 

 

Applying for Federal and State Education Benefits

After you have applied to a program, apply for your federal or state benefits. Select an educational benefit to see eligibility requirements and steps to apply. 

  • Eligibility:  If you served at least 90 days active duty service (not including Basic Entry or Job Training) OR 30 continuous days with a service-connected disability OR received a Purple Heart after September 11, 2001.

    Summary:  Pays tuition and fees, up to $1,000/year for books/supplies and a Monthly housing allowance for students attending school over half time.

    How to Apply:

    1. Visit the VA Website
      1. Navigate to How Do I apply
      2. Select Find your education benefits form.
        • Complete the questions to receive the correct form.
    2. Complete and/or send the following to VeteranServices@nwtc.edu:
      1. DD214
      2. Student Veteran Agreement Form
      3. Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for Post 9/11 GI Bill
        • The VA will mail this to you after they’ve processed your online application.
  • Eligibility:  If you served at least 2 years on active duty and were honorably discharged, AND you paid into the MGIB during your first 12 months of service.

    Summary:  The VA will pay you a monthly benefit depending on how much money you contributed to the MGIB and how many credits you are enrolled in for each term.

    How to Apply:

    1. Visit the VA Website
      1. Navigate to How Do I apply
      2. Select Find your Education Benefits form.
        • Complete the questions to receive the correct form.
    2. Complete and/or send the following to VeteranServices@nwtc.edu:
      1. DD214
      2. Student Veteran Agreement Form
      3. Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for Montgomery GI Bill
        • The VA will mail this to you after you complete the forms from Step 1.
  • Eligibility:  You may be eligible for VR&E benefits if you are a Veteran and you meet all of the following:  Did not receive dishonorable discharge AND Have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10% from VA and have Applied for VR&E services.

    Summary:  While VR&E benefits are not considered to be education benefits (they are Vocational Rehabilitation benefits), the program may approve the cost of tuition and fees, books, and all necessary supplies for the student.  In addition to covering the cost of post-secondary education, they will also pay the student a monthly benefit while taking classes.

    How to Apply: 

    1. Log into your eBenefits.va.gov account and apply for Vocational Rehabilitation.
    2. Complete and/or send the following to VeteranServices@nwtc.edu
      1. DD214
      2. Student Veteran Agreement Form
      3. AFTER you have been approved for the program, send a copy of your class schedule to your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor so that they can send an authorization to NWTC’s Veterans Resource Center.
  • Eligibility:  If you’re the child or spouse of a Veteran and one is true of the Veteran: Is permanently and totally disabled due to a service-connected disability OR died while on active duty or as a result of a service-connected disability.  If neither is true, you may be able to Transfer your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.

    Summary:  The VA will send you a monthly payment depending on how many credits you are enrolled in for each term.

    How to Apply:

    1. Visit the VA Website
      1. Navigate to How Do I apply
      2. Select Find your Education Benefits form.
        • Complete the questions to receive the correct form.
    2. Complete and/or send the following to VeteranServices@nwtc.edu
      1. Student Veteran Agreement Form
      2. Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for Chapter 35 – DEA (the VA will mail this to you after they’ve processed your online application.
  • Eligibility:  You are a member of the Selected Reserve or National Guard and all of the following are true:  After June 30, 1985 you signed a six-year obligation to service in the Selected Reserve AND you completed your IADT AND you earned your high school diploma or GED before you completed your IADT.  You must also be in good standing with your unit and currently on drilling status.

    Summary:  The VA will send you a monthly payment depending on how many credits you are enrolled in for each term.  You will need to verify your enrollment to the VA on a monthly basis in order to get paid.

    How to Apply:

    1. Visit the VA Website
      1. Navigate to How Do I apply
      2. Select Find your Education Benefits form.
        • Complete the questions to receive the correct form.
    2. Complete and/or send the following to VeteranServices@nwtc.edu
      1. DD214
      2. Student Veteran Agreement Form
      3. Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (the VA will mail this to you after they’ve processed your online application.
  • Eligibility:  You are eligible for the WI GI Bill if you entered active military duty as a WI resident OR if you’ve resided in WI for at least five years immediately preceding the beginning of the semester AND one of the following:

    • You served on active duty for 90 days or more during a war period.
    • You served in a crisis zone.
    • You served on active duty for 2 consecutive years or more,
    • You were discharged due to a service-connected disability, a disability subsequently adjudicated to have been a service connected disability, for reason of hardship, or due to a reduction of forces.

    You also should have received an Honorable or General-Under Honorable Conditions discharge type.

    Please Note:  All available federal Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits must be used before a veteran becomes eligible for WI GI Bill benefits. This includes benefits that may have been transferred to an eligible spouse or child.  WI GI Bill may be used in conjunction with the federal Post 9/11 GI Bill if the veteran was awarded less than 100% of the federal Post 9/11 GI Bill.

    Summary:  The WI GI Bill provides up to a 100% waiver of the state-set tuition rate  for eligible veterans and eligible dependents of deceased (in line of duty or from service-connected disability), or disabled (service-connected) veterans for up to 8 full-time semesters or 128 credits (whichever is more).

    How to Apply:

    Please note that eligibility for the WI GI Bill is a two-part process. WDVA certifies the veteran is eligible, and NWTC determines the student (veteran, spouse, or child) is eligible for the tuition remission based upon state law.

    1. Complete and/or send the following to VeteranServices@nwtc.edu:
    1. Complete and/or send the following to the WI Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) by mail or fax (Wisconsin Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Attn: WI GI Bill Eligibility, P.O. Box 7843, Madison, WI 53707-7843 OR 608-267-0403 (fax).
      • WDVA form 2030
      • DD214 (member 4 copy)
      • If the veteran does NOT have WI listed as their home of record on their DD214, they will need to send proof of 5-year residency in the state of WI (copy of WI Driver’s License, copy of a filed state of WI income tax returns, State of WI resident hunting or fishing licenses, state of WI voting record, or DD Form 2058 (State of Legal Residence Certificate).
      • Copy of the veteran’s service-connected disability rating letter from the federal VA.
      • If the veteran is deceased, a copy of the veteran’s death certificate must be submitted with the application for a spouse or dependent.
  • Eligibility Spouses and Children/Stepchildren of Veteran are eligible if all of the below have been met:

    • The veteran must have been awarded a service-connected disability rating of at least 30% by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
    • Must currently be a WI resident and be an un-remarried surviving spouse, spouse, child, or stepchild of an eligible WI veteran.
    • A spouse or child must use the federal Post 9/11 benefits before using the WI GI Bill (unless the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits that were transferred to them are less than 100%).
    • The dependent child is only eligible to use the WI GI Bill until they turn 26 years old.
    • The spouse or child must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

    Summary:  The WI GI Bill provides up to a 100% waiver of the state-set tuition rate for eligible veterans and eligible dependents of deceased (in line of duty or from service-connected disability), or disabled (service-connected) veterans for up to 8 full-time semesters or 128 credits (whichever is more).

    How to Apply:

    Please note that eligibility for the WI GI Bill is a two-part process. WDVA certifies the veteran is eligible, and NWTC determines the student (veteran, spouse, or child) is eligible for the tuition remission based upon state law.

    1. Complete and/or send the following to VeteranServices@nwtc.edu:
    2. Complete and/or send the following to the WI Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) by mail or fax (Wisconsin Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Attn: WI GI Bill Eligibility, P.O. Box 7843, Madison, WI 53707-7843 OR 608-267-0403 (fax).
      • WDVA form 2030 (signed by the veteran if the veteran is alive and legally competent)
      • Copy of Veterans DD214 (member 4 copy)
      • If the veteran does NOT have WI listed as their home of record on their DD214, you will need to send proof of 5-year residency in the state of WI (copy of WI Driver’s License, copy of a filed state of WI income tax returns, State of WI resident hunting or fishing licenses, state of WI voting record, or DD Form 2058 (State of Legal Residence Certificate).
      • Copy of the veteran’s service-connected disability rating letter from the federal VA.
      • If the veteran is deceased, a copy of the veteran’s death certificate must be submitted with the application for a spouse or dependent.
  • Eligibility:  You must be an actively drilling WI Guard member, but not an officer, AND receive a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for the term asking to be reimbursed for AND must not have a bachelor’s degree.  This grant may NOT be used simultaneously with VetEd or the WI GI Bill. This grant may reimburse no more than the tuition balance after other tuition specific benefits pay (e.g.: Chapter 33, Federal Tuition Assistance, Air Force TA, etc.).

    Summary:  The WI Guard Tuition Reimbursement Grant reimburses Tuition (Program Fees only) for classes that were satisfactorily completed (with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for the semester/term applied for.

    How to Apply:

    1. Complete and/or send the following to VeteranServices@nwtc.edu.
    1. DD214
    2. Student Veteran Agreement Form
    3. DMA Form 189 (Feb2019) This form needs to be completed by the school and sent to the WI Dept. of Military Affairs no later than 90 days after the semester or class has ended, so sooner is better.  It is best practice to send this form to NWTC’s Veterans Resource Center as soon as you enroll into your classes.

 

Other Education Benefits

  • Eligibility: For eligible service members (Active Duty, National Guard, and Army Reserve), Army Civilians, and Cadets.  Contact your nearest Education Center for more details on eligibility requirements.

    Summary:  The Department of Defense (DoD) will send payment directly to the school for eligible tuition expenses that are covered under their Tuition Assistance program.

    How to Apply:

    1. Request Tuition Assistance online through GoArmyEd by logging on as a student.
    2. Let NWTC’s Student Finance department know that you will be using Tuition Assistance through GoArmyEd by emailing them at StudentFinance@nwtc.edu.  
  • Eligibility:  Work with your Department of Workforce Development Office to find out if you meet the eligibility requirements by calling 920-448-6783 to talk to the Veterans Employment Representative.

    Summary:  If you are an unemployed or underemployed veteran, you may receive up to $3,000 per year, for a maximum of two years, if you have a financial need while being retrained for employment.

    How to Apply:

    1. Contact the Veterans Employment Representative at the Department of Workforce Development at 920-448-6783 to start the application process.
    2. After you complete the application with your personal information, you will need to bring it to NWTC’s Welcome Center to have the rest of the application filled out by your Academic Advisor, Financial Aid, and then signed off by one of the two School Certifying Officials in the Veterans’ Resource Center.
    3. The Veterans’ Resource Center will send your application to the WI Department of Veterans Affairs to be processed.
    4. There will be more paperwork to fill out in order to receive your second payment from the WI Department of Veterans Affairs.  Please contact the Veterans Employment Representative from the Department of Workforce Development to obtain the second form.  Once you complete the second form, you will need to bring it to NWTC’s Veterans’ Resource Center to be signed off and sent to the WI Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Eligibility:  Work with your Department of Workforce Development Office to find out if you meet the eligibility requirements by calling 920-448-6783 to talk to the Veterans Employment Representative.

    Summary:  This program provides a reimbursement 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.

    How to Apply:

    Contact the Veterans Employment Representative at the Department of Workforce Development at 920-448-6783 to start the application process.

  • Eligibility:  Spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-2 who can start and complete their coursework while their military sponsor is on Title 10 military orders, including spouses married to members of the National Guard and reserve component in these same pay grades.

    Summary:  The MyCAA Scholarship pays tuition costs for education and training courses and examinations leading to an associate degree (excluding associate degrees in General Studies, Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies that do not have a concentration).

    How to Apply:

    1. Prior to requesting MyCAA financial assistance (FA), military spouses are required to work together with their Academic Advisor to develop an Education and Training Plan (E&TP).  Before any funding can be approved, this plan will be uploaded by the spouse into their MyCAA Account for review.  Decisions on the approval or disapproval of these plans can take up to 14 calendar days. Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program staff check to ensure the plan created supports the spouse’s career goal listed in their MYCAA account.
    2. Once your Education and Training Plan (E&TP) has been uploaded into your MyCAA Account, you will contact NWTC’s Student Finance Department to let them know that you plan on using the MyCAA Scholarship, and that you have already loaded your E&TP into your MyCAA account by emailing them at StudentFinance@nwtc.edu.

Tour the Veterans Resource Center

Located on the Green Bay campus, the Veterans Resource Center offers information and help with educational benefits, services, and community resources; plus, a private lounge with snacks! Take the virtual tour »
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