Helping student veterans succeed.
We recognize that student veterans sometimes have different needs from other students. This page has information on academic success, groups, child care, and other support.
Commitment to student veteran success
The skills that you’ve honed during your service — discipline, organization, time management, attentiveness — give you an edge as a student. However, the academic, social, and cultural realities of college life will likely require some adjustment on your part.
UW–Madison is committed to helping our student veterans succeed. In addition to the many resources listed on this page, please feel free to contact University Veteran Services for support in your UW journey.
Financial Aid contacts for veterans
As a veteran, your cost of attendance at UW–Madison might be different from a traditional student. It’s recommended to have a conversation with a veteran’s specialist from the Office of Financial Aid who can help work out what your costs might be, and how to best offset those costs.
Life at UW-Madison
Learn additional leadership skills or discover a new passion through the many organizations on campus.
Veterans join us from many different stages of life. If child care is a need, we have support.
Health and wellness
Many resources on campus focus on taking care of the whole student.
Research has shown that student veterans bring some key strengths with them to college campuses.
Student veterans have a broad worldview and can communicate with many different types of people.
Student veterans feel they have an ability to mentor others, as well as delegate or facilitate work.
Student veterans noted they demonstrate discipline, focus and a strong work ethic.
UW-Madison veteran data
- 887 Student Veterans
- 2,004 Students who are children or spouses of veterans/current service members
- 670 Students using a GI Bill
Madison veteran locations
A Google Map with pindrop locations including:
Wisconsin Department of Veterans, Dane County Veterans Services, veteran support services, VFW, American Legion, and more.
University Veterans Services
333 East Campus Mall
10th floor, Suite 10320
Madison, WI 53715
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm