Veterans who have earned eligibility for educational benefits through active military, selective reserve, or National Guard may receive federal and/or state veteran benefits. Spouses and dependents of veterans who have become totally disabled, are Missing in Action (MIA), or have died as a result of their military service may also qualify for federal and state veteran educational benefits.
Federal benefits include Montgomery GI Bill®, Post 911 GI Bill®, Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), Post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Education Assistance Program (VEAP), Survivors and Dependents Assistance, and Disabled Veterans Training. Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) and the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act (Forever GI Bill®). State veterans benefits include the Wisconsin GI Bill and VetED Reimbursement Grant.
Veterans and their families who would like more information on Veterans Affairs educational programs can contact their County Service Office. Veterans and families who qualify for Federal Veterans benefits can apply for their benefit at www.benefits.gov.
Veterans and their families who are receiving educational benefits are encouraged to apply for financial aid at fafsa.gov. Many veterans can receive further educational assistance in the form of tutoring, counseling, and VA Work Study programs through the US Veterans Administration.
If a student is receiving veterans’ educational benefits, it is their responsibility to notify the Financial Aid Office of their VA eligibility, course enrollment, changes in their course enrollment, or withdrawal from school.
Download the Veterans Guide PDF.