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Thank you for serving our country

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Wisconsin’s technical colleges stand ready to help you reach your education goals and find a new civilian career. 

More veterans are enrolling in college than ever before. Wisconsin's technical colleges have responded to this surge by increasing the services and assistance provided to veterans. Credit for prior learning and experience gives veterans a head start and GI benefits help you get a hands-on education and a new career path.

Let us help you develop and promote your talents in a field that matches your skills.

Advantages for veterans attending a Wisconsin technical college

There are many benefits to continuing your education. Here are a few ways our colleges can help you succeed:

  • Allows you to receive training and find employment quickly.
  • You can maximize credits you have received from your military service and, if you're interested, transfer to a four-year college or university sooner.
  • Smaller class sizes help you learn and gain confidence in a higher education setting.
  • Technical colleges generally have a more diverse population with a more mature student body. The average age of our students is 34 years old.
  • Our colleges offer flexible learning options and scheduling so you can work around work and family duties.
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Resources available to you

We know this may be all new to you. Wisconsin’s technical colleges can offer one-on-one assistance every step of the way. Here are a few resources available at our colleges:

  • Priority enrollment
  • Veteran Certifying Officials
  • Career Coaching
  • Academic Advising
  • Disability Services
  • Veterans Clubs

Eligibility

Under the Wisconsin GI Bill, qualifying veterans and their eligible spouses and children can qualify for remission of up to 128 credits (or 8 semesters, which ever is longer). This includes program fees/tuition and material fees for courses leading to an associate degree, liberal arts transfer degree or career/technical diploma.

Spouses and children of eligible spouses must be residents for tuition purposes and be the surviving spouse or child of an eligible Wisconsin veteran.

Where to Start

Visit your local college website to connect with the Veteran Certifying Official. They will ensure your benefits will take care of your needs while you attend college and get you started on the path to your new career. The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs website has benefit information available as well.

Contact the veterans specialist at your college of choice

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