Wisconsin Veterans Benefits

In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans benefits programs provided by the states.  The following are the Wisconsin veterans’ benefits programs for education in 2018.

Wisconsin G.I. Bill

The Wisconsin GI Bill pays full tuition and segregated fees for eligible veterans and their dependents for up to eight full-time semesters or 128 credits, whichever is greater, at any University of Wisconsin System or Wisconsin Technical College System school. Generally, the veteran must have an honorable discharge, wartime service, and Wisconsin state residency. For dependents to be eligible, the veteran must have at least 30 percent disability. Check with your school or the Wisconsin VA for more details.

VetEd Education Grant

The Veterans Education (VetEd) grant program provides a reimbursement grant based on a credit-bank system that is based on length of active duty military service. Veterans who have not yet been awarded a bachelor’s degree may be eligible. It reimburses tuition and fees following successful course completion at an eligible University of Wisconsin, technical college, or approved private college.

National Guard Tuition Grant & Reserve Tuition Assistance Program

Veterans eligible for the National Guard Tuition Grant (NGTG) or Reserve Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) are not eligible for VetEd. A veteran’s eligibility for either of these other grants is the criterion for VetEd eligibility, not whether the veteran has applied for either.

100% college tuition (up to $10,532 per year) or receive 100% college tuition up to the cost of University of Wisconsin-Madison rates for eight semesters. 75% Federal tuition assistance (Up to $4,500 per year) may be used in addition to supplement or separately from the 100% State tuition. May be used for up to eight semesters.


Find VA-approved colleges in Wisconsin with our School Finder.  Use the filters to sort schools by state.


For more information regarding Wisconsin veterans’ benefits, please visit – Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs


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State Veterans’ Benefits – By State

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