Prospective Students

Thinking about attending UW–Madison as a veteran?  Learn about education benefits and how to apply for them, and what its like to attend UW–Madison. 

Top recommendations

  1. Explore what it’s like to attend UW-Madison as a veteran, and all the resources available to you.
  2. Determine what kinds of benefits you can receive as a UW-Madison student.
  3. You are always welcome to contact University Veterans Services to assist with any questions.

Guides

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What’s it like to attend UW as a veteran?


Your service experience has taught you time management, discipline, and organization. We’re here to help you with the academic, social, and cultural components of college.

Attend as a veteran

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What is the GI Bill?


The GI Bill is designed to help eligible veterans cover education or training costs. Each program’s administration is dependent upon a person’s eligibility and duty status.

About the GI Bill

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What kinds of  benefits am I eligible for?


As a veteran, you may be eligible for federal and state education benefits. Answer a few survey questions to the best of your ability and receive guidance on the benefits you qualify for.

Benefits survey

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Apply for education benefits


As a veteran, the most common way to apply for education benefits is through the GI Bill (Federal and/or Wisconsin). You may also want to consider additional types of benefits.

Apply for benefits

Real students, real stories

“I only have positive things to say about University Veteran Services.

They’re really moving in the right direction as far as being proactive and connecting student veterans with the resources they need”

– Enrique Peña, junior

“In coming to campus older and more out of practice academically than my peers, it takes a little longer to feel like part of the community here. Interest, acceptance, and assistance from fellow students goes a long way in making veterans feel like part of the community.”

– Sean Jackett, graduate student

“My experience with UVS has been nothing short of spectacular. With an office handling the benefits of all military-related benefits, I am always pleasantly surprised by the availability and quick response time that I’ve received. They have been extremely helpful and paramount to my success here at UW-Madison.”

– Cody Huggins, junior

Contact us

University Veteran Services
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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.