The Wisconsin Veteran Student Assistance Grant provides financial assistance for eligible Veterans, their Spouse and Children to attend private nonprofit educational institutions that are members of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. The amount of the grant is the lesser of $2000 or 50% of the tuition charged per semester. For each grant, the private institution will match the amount of the grant to offset the tuition charged to the student.
Grants may be made for up to 128 credits or eight semesters, less the number of credits or semesters the student received tuition assistance under the Wisconsin G.I. Bill. Veteran Student Assistance Grants will be paid only after all grants and scholarships, including VA educational benefits are paid.
Who is eligible for the Wisconsin Veteran Student Assistance Grant ? To be eligible for the Wisconsin Veteran Student Assistance Grant, 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, unless discharged early due to a service-connected disability, 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.
Veteran Service Requirement for Spouse and Child Eligibility: For a Spouse or Child to be eligible the Veteran must have received an honorable discharge and meet the following requirements:
- 30% or more service-connected disability rating from the VA
- Died in the line of duty
- Died as the result of a service-connected disability.
Surviving Spouses must be unremarried to be eligible. Children must be at least 17 years old but less than 26 years old.
Students must submit a Request for Certification for Wisconsin Veteran Student Assistance Grant to the WDVA:
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
PO Box 7843
Madison, WI 53707-7843
Students must also submit a Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board, Veteran Grant for Private Non-Profit Schools Form to the financial aid office of the school they plan to attend.
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