Education Benefits

There are several types of education benefits that can be used at UW-Madison, and below you’ll find options for veterans, current service members, and dependents. Some are federally administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and others are administered by the state of Wisconsin. They have various eligibility requirements and provide different forms of assistance.

 If you’re not sure where to begin, we recommend taking our benefit eligibility survey.

Benefit Eligibility Survey

Veterans & Service Members

Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

36 months of assistance for veterans and current service members with qualifying active duty service after September 11th, 2001

Chapter 33 for veterans

Montgomery GI Bill® – Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)

Monthly stipend for current members of the Reserves and National Guard

Learn more about Ch. 1606

Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31)

Connects veterans and current service members with opportunities to reach employment goals

Learn more about Ch. 31

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Provides financial assistance to service members for voluntary off-duty education programs

Learn more about TA

Wisconsin GI Bill® – Veteran/Service Member

Tuition remission for up to 128 credits or 8 semesters for eligible Wisconsin veterans

WI GI Bill® for veterans

Wisconsin National Guard Tuition Grant

 Reimbursement program for enlisted members of the Wisconsin National Guard

Learn more about Guard Grant


Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) – Dependents

Dependents of veterans and service members with qualifying service may use transferred Post 9/11 GI Bill®.

Chapter 33 for dependents

Dependents Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)

Monthly stipend for children or spouses of veterans who have a 100% service-connected disability rating

Learn more about Ch. 35

Fry Scholarship (Chapter 33)

Provides up to 36 months of assistance for dependents of Post 9/11 veterans who have died in the line of duty or meet other qualifiers

Learn more about Fry Scholarship

Wisconsin GI Bill® – Dependent

Tuition remission for dependents of Wisconsin veterans who have at least a 30% service-connected disability rating and meet residency requirements

WI GI Bill® for dependents


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Madison, WI 53715

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Drop-ins are always welcome, but appointments are encouraged.

Please visit our About Us page to make an appointment with a member of our staff.