The Wisconsin GI Bill provides a waiver ("remission") of tuition and certain fees for eligibleveterans and their dependents for up to 8 semesters or 128 credits, whichever is the greater of the two. This benefit can only be used at University of Wisconsin System schools or Wisconsin Technical College System institutions.
The remission is provided to the qualifying unremarried surviving spouse and children of a veteran who died in the line of duty, and to the spouse and children of a veteran with a combined VA service-connected disability rating of 30% or greater. For qualifying spouses, the benefit must be used within 10 years of the date of death or the initial disability rating of 30% or greater. For qualifying children, the benefit is available from ages 18-25.
The have your eligibility determined, the veteran must have entered service as a Wisconsin resident and the recipient (veteran, spouse, child) must reside in Wisconsin and be a resident of Wisconsin for tuition purposes.
Information on eligibility requirements can be viewed at Wisconsin Tuition Programs for Veterans and Dependents. See below links to application forms and Frequently Asked Questions. See below for applications and deadlines for WI GI Bill.
WDVA form 2029: The "UW-System Application for Wisconsin G.I. Bill Benefits or Residency for Tuition Purposes" must be submitted to the School Veterans Certifying Official within 14 calendar days from the official start of the fall or spring terms, by June 1 st for Summer Sessions, and by the due date for fee payment for the Winterim Session. (If the submission deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, forms are due the next business day.) Submit the completed form to Miranda Cross-Schindler, Registrar's Office, Schofield 128.
WDVA form 2030: Submit the completed "Request for Certification for Wisconsin G.I. Bill Benefits and Residency for Tuition Purposes" form and all supporting documentation at the same time you submit the application (WDVA form 2029) to UW-Eau Claire in order to allow time for the WDVA to process the application, request additional information if needed, and send the completed certification to UWEC. Supporting documents may include a birth or adoption certificate, marriage license, federal/state tax return, or other documents that may be required to establish eligibility for the benefit.
Please note that not all fees are waived (ie, textbook rental, United Council fee, certain study abroad programs, etc). Please check with the Veterans Benefits Office to determine which tuition/fees are not covered.
Wisconsin G.I. Bill Application Forms: http://dva.state.wi.us/webForms/WDVA_B0105_Wisconsin_Tuition_Programs_(WI_GI_Bill)_Color.pdf
UW System FAQs Concerning the Wisconsin G.I. Bill: http://www.uwsa.edu/acss/student/WI_GI_Bill_FAQs.htm