Wisconsin G.I Bill Tuition Remission Program

About the Program


The following information is from http://dva.state.wi.us The Wisconsin G.I. Bill provides a full waiver (“remission”) of tuition and fees for eligible veterans and their dependents for up to 8 full-time semesters or 128 credits at any University of Wisconsin System (UWS) or Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) institution for continuing education, or for study at the undergraduate or graduate level.

In accordance with 2005 Wisconsin Act 468, signed into law by Governor Jim Doyle on Memorial Day 2006 and effective with the 2007-08 academic year, the tuition remission is a full 100% of tuition and fees.

"If you served after September 10, 2001, and are currently using the WI GI Bill or plan to use the WI GI Bill; DO NOT MAKE AN IRREVOCABLE CHOICE TO CHANGE TO POST 9/11 Chapter 33 FEDERAL BENEFITS UNTIL YOU HAVE ALL THE FACTS
  
See the UWS  UWS WI GI BILL or WTCS WTCS GI BILL for frequently asked questions regarding the Wisconsin G.I. Bill and the University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Wisconsin G.I. Bill Tuition Remission Program for Veterans
For the Wisconsin G.I. Bill, the veteran must have been a Wisconsin resident at the time of entry onto active duty. Character of service and active duty service requirements apply.

The benefit recipient must reside in Wisconsin.

For veterans, there is no post-service time limitation (such as the federal Montgomery G.I. Bill 10-year delimiting date) on the use of the benefit. The veteran may attend full-time or part-time.

The benefit may be used for continuing education, or for study at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Wisconsin G.I. Bill Tuition Remission Program for Dependents

A 100% remission is provided to the qualifying dependents of an eligible veteran:
  • Spouse; or
  • Unremarried Surviving Spouse; or
  • Child between the ages of 17 through 25,
Where the qualifying Wisconsin (must have been a Wisconsin resident at the time of entry onto active duty) veteran:
  • Is currently rated by the federal VA with a combined service-connected disability rating of 30% or greater (Effective Fall Semester 2005); or
  • Died in the line of duty while on active, Reserve, or Guard duty (Effective Fall Semester 2005); or
  • Died as the direct result of a service-connected disability, as determined by the federal VA (Effective July 1, 2006).
For qualifying spouses and unremarried surviving spouses, the benefit must be used within 10 years of the date of death or the initial disability rating of 30% or greater. The spouse or unremarried surviving spouse may attend full-time or part-time.

For qualifying children, the benefit is available from ages 17 through 25. The child may attend full- or part-time.

For the Wisconsin G.I. Bill, the veteran must have been a Wisconsin resident at the time of entry onto active duty. Character of service and active duty service requirements apply.

The benefit recipient must reside in Wisconsin.
https://www.wisconsin.edu/veterans/