Veteran Services

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Step 1. Get admitted to UWL

Apply for admission to UW-La Crosse.

Step 2. Submit your JST 

If you have served or are serving in the U.S Army, U.S Navy, U.S Marine Corps or U.S Coast Guard submit your Joint Services Transcript to UWL so your military experience can be evaluated for transfer credit.

If you have served or are serving in the U.S Air Force, contact the Community College of the Air Force to have your transcript sent to UW-La Crosse.

Step 3. Apply for Educational Benefits

Federal VA benefits: Apply online.  Save a copy of the VA application for your records. 
Sign up for a premium E-Benefits account.  It's free and provides you with information about your Federal VA benefits.

State Benefits: Apply for the Wisconsin GI Bill, if you are eligible, by visiting your local County Veterans Service Office. 

Not sure which educational benefits you may be eligible for? You can set up a meeting with our office to discuss your options or meet with a County Veterans Service officer. 

Step 4. Complete the FAFSA

Apply for Federal Financial Aid by filling out the FAFSA and contact the Financial Aid office for information on Grants or Scholarships you may be eligible for.

Step 5. Eligible for Priority Registration?

Bring our office a copy of your DD-214 or NOBE to be eligible for priority registration.

Step 6. Contact our office!

Provide us a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and let us know what benefits you plan on using so we can get you set up for the semester.

Step 1. Get admitted to UWL

Apply for admission to UW-La Crosse.

Step 2. Submit your JST and final school transcripts

If you have served or are serving in the U.S Army, U.S Navy, U.S Marine Corps or U.S Coast Guard submit your Joint Services Transcript to UW-La Crosse so your military experience can be evaluated for transfer credit.

If you have served or are serving in the U.S Air Force, contact the Community College of the Air Force to have your transcript sent to UW-La Crosse.

Make sure to send UW-La Crosse all final transcripts from your past schools.

Step 3. Transfer Educational Benefits 

Contact the Certifying Official on your previous campus and have them email our office your paperwork. If you are using Federal Benefits, you will need to complete a Change in Place of Training VA form.

Sign up for a premium E-Benefits account.  It's free and provides you with information about your Federal VA benefits.

Step 4. Complete the FAFSA

Apply for Federal Financial Aid by filling out the FAFSA and contact the Financial Aid office for information on Grants or Scholarships you may be eligible for.

Step 5. Eligible for Priority Registration?

Bring our office a copy of your DD-214 or NOBE to be eligible for priority registration.

Step 6. Contact our office!

Make sure the veteran's office has all of your necessary VA paperwork, including your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) so we can get you set up for the semester. 

Step 1. Get admitted to UWL

Apply for admission to UW-La Crosse.

Step 2. Have benefits transferred to you

Have your parent transfer their benefits to you through the DOD's website.

Step 3. Apply for Educational Benefits

Federal VA benefits: Apply online. Save a copy of the VA application for your records. 
Sign up for a premium E-Benefits account.  It's free and provides you with information about your Federal VA benefits.

State Benefits: Apply for the Wisconsin GI Bill, if you are eligible, by visiting your local County Veterans Services Office.

Step 4. Complete the FAFSA

Apply for Federal Financial Aid by filling out the FAFSA and contact the Financial Aid office for information on Grants or Scholarships you may be eligible for.

Step 6. Contact our office!

Provide us a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and let us know what benefits you plan on using so we can get you set up for the semester.