Veterans & Armed Services

UW Colleges Online is a campus of the University of Wisconsin Colleges. All degree programs offered through the UW Colleges are approved for the certification of educational benefits for veterans and veterans' dependents under both federal and state veterans administration programs.

It is the mission of the UW Colleges Veterans Services Office to serve all military-affiliated students on the 14 UW Colleges campuses. Military-affiliated students include prior service veterans, current members of the National Guard or Reserves, active duty personnel, and dependents and/or spouses of veterans. 

UW Colleges Online is an excellent option for active duty military as tuition falls below the TA maximum of $250 per credit.

Start here to find your military education benefits:

I’m an active duty veteran.

If you entered the service on or after September 11, 2001, you most likely qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)  and/or the Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30).

  • Talk to your CVSO to determine which is best for you, then apply through the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP)
  • If you have already applied for federal VA benefits or used them at a different institution, send a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility and DD214 member-4 to uwc-veterans@uwc.edu

If you joined the military as a Wisconsin resident or have been a Wisconsin resident for at least five continuous years, you may also be eligible for the WI GI Bill.

  • Talk to your CVSO to find out if you qualify. 
  • To apply, complete the WDVA 2030 and return to the WDVA. Then send a completed WDVA 2029 along with a copy of your DD214 member-4 to uwc-veterans@uwc.edu

If you have recently been discharged or are eligible for VA education benefits, you may also be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) education and career counseling through the VA. For more information and to apply, click here.

I’m currently a member of the Wisconsin National Guard.

You may be eligible for the Wisconsin National Guard Tuition Grant. This grant can be used for resident tuition reimbursement for up to eight semesters. To learn more and apply, click here.

Once you’ve completed your military skill training, you may also be eligible for Federal Chapter 1606. To learn more and apply, click here

  • If you’ve been mobilized for at least 90 days, you may increase this benefit to Federal Chapter 1607. To learn more and apply, click here.
  • Longer mobilization times may make you eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. To learn more and apply, click here.

If you served on active duty for at least 90 continuous days (including training time) and entered the service as a Wisconsin resident or have lived in the state for five continuous years, you may also be eligible for the WI GI Bill. Talk to your CVSO to find out if you qualify.

I’m currently serving in the Reserves.

Once you’ve completed your military skill training, you may also be eligible for Federal Chapter 1606. To learn more and apply, click here.

  • If you’ve been mobilized for at least 90 days, you may increase this benefit to Federal Chapter 1607. To learn more and apply, click here.
  • Longer mobilization times may make you eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. To learn more and apply, click here

If you served on active duty for at least 90 continuous days (including training time) and entered the service as a Wisconsin resident or have lived in the state for five continuous years, you may also be eligible for the WI GI Bill. Talk to your CVSO to find out if you qualify.

The Reserves component may also offer tuition assistance. Check with your unit to see what is available for you.

I have a parent and/or spouse who served in the U.S. military.

If your parent or spouse entered the service as a Wisconsin resident, was honorably discharged and now has a disability rating of 30% or greater, you may be eligible for the WI GI Bill as a dependent. Talk to your CVSO to find out if you qualify.

If your parent was honorably discharged and now has a 100% disability rating, or was killed on active duty, you may be eligible for the Federal Chapter 35 benefit. To learn more and apply, click here

If your parent was killed on active duty after September 10, 2001, you may be eligible for the Fry Scholarship. To learn more and apply, click here.

I’m currently using military benefits at another school.

If you are using federal benefits, contact your home campus certifying official and let them know you are taking classes with UW Colleges Online.

If you are using the WI GI Bill, send a completed WDVA 2029 along with a copy of your DD214 member-4 to uwc-veterans@uwc.edu.

Admissions

Admission is simple. Submit the following to the UW Colleges Admissions Office at 780 Regent St. Madison, WI 53715:

  1. The University of Wisconsin System online application for admission
  2. $44 application fee
  3. Official transcript from previous institutions (if applicable)
  4. Official Joint Services Transcript (JST)

Please note:

  • CLEP credit may be granted if taken before completing 16 college credits.
  • ACT/SAT scores are not required if you are 22 or older.
  • During the admissions process, students are classified as resident or nonresident. However, UW Colleges Online has a low flat-rate tuition for all students regardless of residency status.

For additional information please contact:

 uwc-veterans@uwc.edu 

Jacqueline Sacco
jacqueline.sacco@uwc.edu
715-234-8176 (ext. 5464)



UW Colleges Online

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