Veterans Choice Act Section 702 & 301

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Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”), requires VA to disapprove programs of education for payment of benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® or Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty at public institutions of higher learning (IHLs) if the school charges qualifying Veterans and dependents tuition and fees in excess of the rate for resident students for terms beginning after July 1, 2015.

Section 301 modified the "Choice Act" to include Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) for "covered individuals" beginning after March 31, 2019.  

To remain approved for VA’s GI Bill programs, schools must charge in-state tuition and fee for “covered individuals.” A covered individual is defined in the Choice Act as:

  • A Veteran using who lives in the state in which the IHL is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence), is using Post 9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33) or Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty benefits (chapter 30), and enrolls in the school.  
  • A spouse or child using transferred Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits who lives in the state in which the IHL is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school. 
  • A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state in which the IHL is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school.
  • A spouse or child using transferred Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits who lives in the state in which the IHL is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.

You may read the UW System Non-Resident Coverage for In-State Tuition here

WHAT WE REQUIRE:

  • A Certificate of Eligibility for Post 9/11 or MGIB
  • A Wisconsin address listed in WINGS

If you feel you are eligible for this benefit, please contact the Veterans Services office.