Wisconsin G.I. Bill Tuition Remission Program for Veterans, Spouses and Children: The Wisconsin G.I. Bill remits (forgives) full tuition and segregated fees for eligible Veterans, their Spouse and Children for up to eight full-time semesters or 128 credits, whichever is greater, at any University of Wisconsin System campus or Wisconsin Technical College System College. The Wisconsin G.I. Bill is a state program that is entirely separate from the VA educational benefits. Students may attend full- or part-time and may be used for continuing education, or for undergraduate or graduate degrees.
Who is eligible for the Wisconsin G.I. Bill Tuition Remission Program for Veterans, Spouses and Children? To be eligible for the Wisconsin G.I. Bill, Veterans must meet the following requirements:
Veteran Residency Requirement:
- Wisconsin resident at the time of entry into active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, or
- Wisconsin resident for at least five years prior to application
Veteran Service Requirement: The Veteran must have received an honorable discharge for service under one of the following conditions:
- Served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for 90 or more days during a war time period, or
- Served in a crisis zone, or
- Served on active duty for at least two years or for the full period of their initial service obligation (during peace time)
- Eligible for an Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or campaign medal
- Was discharged before meeting time in service requirements due to a service-connected disability.
Spouse and Child Residency Requirement:
- Spouse or Child is a Wisconsin resident for at least five consecutive years at the time of application, and
- Veteran was a Wisconsin resident at the time of entry into active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Veteran Service Requirement for Spouse and Child Eligibility: The Veteran must have received an honorable discharge for active duty service in the U.S. Armed Forces and have a 30% or more service-connected disability rating from the VA. The Veteran may be living or deceased, if deceased the Veteran must have been a Wisconsin resident at the time of death and whose death was under one of the following circumstances:
- Died on while on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces
- Died as the result of a service-connected disability
- Died in the line of duty while on active or inactive duty for training status.
Surviving Spouses must be unremarried to be eligible. Children must be the biological Child, adopted Child or non-marital Child that is at least 17 years old but less than 26 years old. Wisconsin Statutes 36.27(3n)
Eligibility determination is a two part process, students must submit a Request for Certification for Wisconsin G.I. Bill, Form to the WDVA, and an Application for Wisconsin G.I. Bill, Form WDVA 2029 to the school they plan to attend. The required forms as well as required documentation and submission information can be found on the Wisconsin G.I. Bill, Tuition Programs for Veterans, Qualifying Spouses and Children; Information, Forms and Instructions. Applicants can also apply online at WisVets.
Wisconsin G.I. Bill, Fee Remission for Veterans and the Spouse, Surviving Spouse and Children of Certain Veterans Application Guide
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