Wisconsin G.I. Bill - State Veteran Tuition Waivers

The Wisconsin G.I. Bill highlights:

  • Provides a waiver ("remission") of a portion of tuition and fees for eligible veterans and their dependents
  • Covers up to 8 full-time semesters or 128 credits
  • Covers studies at any University of Wisconsin System or Wisconsin Technical College System institution.

For additional information, eligibility criteria, instructions on how to apply for the Wisconsin G.I. Bill, and statutory citations for the program, see the WDVA B0105 Tuition Information and Application Booklet (it may be downloaded as a PDF).


Tuition Remission Categories


1. Wisconsin G.I. Bill for Veterans - 50% remission (Effective Fall Semester 2005). For the Fall Semester 2007, the remission will increase to a full 100%.

The veteran must:

  • Have been a Wisconsin resident at the time of entry onto active duty.
  • Fulfill character of service and active duty service requirements.
  • Reside in Wisconsin.

Other flexible features:

  • For veterans, unlike the federal Montgomery G.I. Bill, there is post-service expiration date on the use of the benefit.
  • The veteran may attend full-time or part-time.

2. Wisconsin G.I. Bill for Dependents - A 100% remission is provided to the following dependents of an eligible veteran:

  • Spouse
  • Unremarried Surviving Spouse      
  • Child between the ages of 18 and 25

The qualifying Wisconsin veteran (whose spouse or child is enrolling in school)

  • Must have been a Wisconsin resident at the time of entry onto active duty) AND...:
  • 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 un-remarried 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 un-remarried surviving spouse may attend full-time or part-time.

For qualifying dependent children:

  • The benefit is available from ages 18 through 25.
  • The Child must attend full-time.
  • The Child must reside in Wisconsin.


For the Wisconsin G.I. Bill, the qualifying 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.


Veterans in need of this service should call, fax or stop in at the Veterans Service Office (see map to 6419 W. Greenfield Ave West Allis, WI 53214) during normal business hours, Monday thru Friday 8am - 4:30pm.  Our office may also be contacted by calling 414-266-1234), or fax 414-266-1233.

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