Guides

Guidance, advice, and information to explore about common questions that veterans have who attend UW-Madison, and those who are considering attending.

Education benefits

How the education benefits process works for veterans at UW-Madison including the steps involved, what you’ll need to apply, and how to optimize the benefits you receive.

Applying for
education benefits


Things to know when getting started.

How to apply

What benefits am I eligible for?


Take a survey to help identify your benefits.

Take the benefits survey

Applying:
Post 9/11 GI Bill®


The most common type of education benefit.

Apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®

Optimizing
my benefits


Tips and advice on best uses.

How to optimize

Applying:
Wisconsin GI Bill


Can be used in addition to the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.

Apply for the Wisconsin GI Bill

What is the
GI Bill?


How the GI Bill supports veterans

About the GI Bill

The certification process

It’s recommended to complete the certification process as soon as possible.  This is a required step in order to receive your education benefits.

Benefit certification process

Confirm your education benefits

Steps to confirm education benefits from the Wisconsin GI Bill at UW-Madison and/or the Post 9/11 GI Bill® each semester.

How to confirm your benefits

Student life and experience

What's it like to attend UW-Madison as a veteran?

Resources, advice, and things to consider for current military-connected students, and those who are considering attending UW-Madison.

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Active duty orders

Steps to take before leaving UW-Madison for active duty and steps to take when returning from active duty. Also how to defer enrollment for newly admitted students due to initial entry training.

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Get help from fellow veterans

PAVE is a peer support program that connects incoming undergraduate student veterans with current UW-Madison student veterans to help them navigate college life, identify challenges, and get support.
* PAVE is currently paused.

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Report an issue

Student of concern

Any student displaying behaviors that may interfere with their ability to be successful or disrupts the learning of others.

Report a concern

Bias or hate incident

Including slurs, degrading language, epithets, graffiti, symbols, assault, microagressions, and harassment.

Report bias or hate

Other incidents

This could include a student that you are concerned about, hazing, stalking, or a missing student.

Report other incidents

Contact

University Veteran Services
school certifying officials

Call us at:
608-265-4628

Email us at:
veterans@wisc.edu

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333 East Campus Mall
10th floor, Suite 10320
Madison, WI 53715


Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm

Appointments

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

Current students can make an appointment using Starfish.