New or Transfer Students

Education benefits that new or transfer students are eligible for, find support, and learn what its like to attend UW–Madison as a veteran. 

Top recommendations

  1. Apply for your education benefits the same time you apply to attend UW-Madison.
  2. Remember to confirm your benefits each semester.
  3. You are always welcome to contact University Veterans Services to assist with any questions.


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Attending UW as a veteran

Help with navigating academic, social, and cultural experiences.

Attending as a veteran

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What benefits am I eligible for?

As a veteran, you may be eligible for federal and state education benefits.

Take the benefits survey

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Apply for education benefits

The most common way is through the GI Bill. Also, consider other benefits.

Apply for benefits

Peer support

PAVE* is a peer support program that connects student veterans to help them navigate college life.

About PAVE

What is the GI Bill?

The GI Bill benefits help eligible veterans pay for college, graduate school, and training programs.

Learn about the GI Bill

Active duty

A checklist and steps to take before leaving UW-Madison, and steps to take when returning.

Being called to active duty

* PAVE is currently paused. Visit Student Veterans of America — UW–Madison for peer-to-peer support.

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They’ll help guide you with the application and certification process, as well as assist with any other questions.

Who are my school certifying officials?

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 us

University Veteran Services
school certifying officials

Call us at:

Email us at:

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

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


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

Current students can make an appointment using Starfish.