County Veterans Service Officer Association of Wisconsin


The Wisconsin G.I. Bill is a State of Wisconsin education program that is separate from and not to be confused with the Federal Montgomery G.I. Bill program.

The Wisconsin G.I Bill provides a full waiver (remission) of tuition and fees for eligible veterans and their dependents for up to eight full-time semesters or 128 credits at any University of Wisconsin system (UW) or Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) School.

There are no income limits or ending periods following military service during which the benefit must be used.  In addition, there are currently no limits on the level of study.  The benefit may be used for under graduate as well as graduate level studies.


Veterans:  Wisconsin veterans who entered active military duty as a Wisconsin resident and reside in Wisconsin at the time of enrollment or veterans who have resided in Wisconsin for 5 years.

Dependents:  If the veteran was a resident at the time entry into active military duty spouses, surviving spouses (who have not remarried) of deceased veterans and children of Wisconsin veterans who have a 30% or higher service connected disability rating with the V are eligible.  Dependents must also be Wisconsin residents to qualify.  Dependents do not qualify if the veteran is only qualified under the 5 year rule.

The spouse or surviving spouse may attend school full-time or part-time.

Children of the eligible veteran must be between the ages of 17 and 26 years old.  The child may attend part-time or full-time.

ll eligibility determinations are made by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans ffairs (WDV).

In addition to the Wisconsin G.I. Bill, you may be eligible for other benefits.

The best way to find out what benefits you are eligible for is to contact your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO).

For information on any veteran benefit, contact your County Veterans Service Officer whose phone number is in the blue or white pages of your phone directory or available on the website: www.wicvso.org.


Updated: December 30, 2014 — 11:07 pm
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