Chapter 35 tuition updates for Fall 2022

Starting August 1, 2022, students using Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) education benefits (also known as Chapter 35) are eligible for in-state tuition if considered nonresidents of Wisconsin for tuition purposes.

You will retain a nonresident classification for most purposes, but UW-Madison will waive your nonresident tuition fees. Also, the Office of Student Financial Aid will adjust your financial aid award based on the resident cost of attendance instead of the nonresident estimates.

What does this mean for me?

  • Your cost of tuition will equal the resident rate for your program.
  • You will be charged this rate through the completion of your degree, even if you exhaust your Chapter 35 benefit, unless you have a break in enrollment that’s longer than two semesters.
  • Your financial aid offer may decrease due to the reduction in tuition costs. Specific questions on this can be directed to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

What do I need to do? 

  • If you haven’t already, please select your benefits for Fall 2022.
  • Otherwise, no further action is required on your part.

Please contact our office if you have questions or run into any issues!