If you need further assistance when applying for state educational benefits Veterans should contact their County Veterans Office
for information and assistance in applying for the State of Wisconsin
GI Bill or the Wisconsin Retraining Grant. Important information regarding changes to the Wisconsin GI Bill and the relationship between state and federal benefits can be found at http://dva.state.wi.us
The WI GI Bill provides up to a 100% waiver of tuition (program and material fees) for eligible veterans and eligible dependents of deceased (in line of duty) or disabled (service connected) veterans for up to 8 full-time semester or 128 credits. Note: The WI GI Bill does not waive student activity fees, parking fees, or any additional fees.
- WDVA Form 2029 must be filled out, signed, have appropriate documentation attached, and given to NWTC's certifying official.
- Form 2029 must be received by the certifying official within 14 days of the start of the semester.
- If the approval is not received when your tuition is due, you will be responsible to pay the fees; once approval arrives from the WDVA, the school will reimburse you.
- WDVA Form 2030 must be sent to the state department of veterans affairs with supporting documentation.
- If you were approved at a previous school, you must request that the school send your certificate of eligibility or WDVA 2031 to NWTC.
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. The amount of the grant is determined by your financial need as calculated by the WDVA. Other education or retraining grants will be included when determining your financial need for this program and should be included on the application.
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. Reimbursement of tuition and fees will be given following successful course completion at an eligible UW, technical college, or approved private institution of higher learning. To apply online, click here.
You may concurrently receive benefits and VetEd for the same semester. However if you're eligible for WI GI Bill benefits, you must apply for and use those benefits in order to be eligible for VetEd reimbursement.
Wisconsin National Guard members should contact their units Education Specialist for information and paperwork for the Wisconsin National Guard Tuition Grant or call the Wisconsin Army National Guard Education Office at (800) 292-9464, option #4.