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Veteran Services

A page within Veteran Services

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


The Veteran Educational Benefits Office aims to help student veterans and dependents of veterans connect the benefits they've garnered from the VA to their UWL account. The office also facilitates the transition to university life by supporting student veterans and military-connected students. 

What we do:

  • We take the veteran benefits you've gained and connect them to UWL
  • We certify your credits to the VA for payment
  • We Advocate for veteran issues on campus
  • We Connect veteran and military-connected students with resources
  • Register earlier with Priority Registration for Veterans

What you need to do:

  • Connect with Federal and/or WI State VA to find your eligibility:
  • Federal VA Benefits:
    --> Green button down center of the page.
  • State VA Benefits:
    --> Register/Login --> Verify Email --> Eligibility Matrix button at top. Once submitted, you're looking to receive the 2031 form to send to us. We will send you a 2029 application form to fill out and send back.
  • Send your Certificate of Eligibility documents to
  • Enrollment Certification of Federal VA Benefits to UWL - this must be done by the student prior to every semester interested in using Federal VA Benefits.  Click the "Cert Request" link below:

Federal Education Benefits

Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment, Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty®, Montgomery GI Bill-Select Reserve®, or Dependents Education Assistance. A cert request provides the student permission to certify their credits to the VA. 

Submit a Cert Request for each semester you want to use your benefits.

Cert Request

Early Refund Requests

Student veterans using Post 9/11 GI Bill® or Veterans Readiness & Employment may request an early release of financial aid monies. An early refund is a release of financial aid while the VA payment is pending.

Early Refund Request


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