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Returning Students

Whether you are returning from active military service or a break in attendance, the following steps will assist you with a successful transition back to the University.

 

Are you returning to UW Oshkosh?

Step 1: Research Your Benefits

The University does NOT evaluate your service record to determine your benefits eligibility; that is the role of the VA. However, if you have questions regarding education benefits please do not hesitate to contact us.

Active duty service can change your veteran's education benefit eligibility. Please take time in researching benefits that may be available for you.

 

Step 2: Apply for Reentry to UW Oshkosh

The goal of the University is to recognize your efforts in uniform and translate those accomplishments to academic credit. By providing your DD214 or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NoBE) you can earn 2 credits for Phys Ed 105 (Active Lifestyles which is a required for all degrees) and 2 credits of a health education electives. If you feel your military training could be evaluated for more credits, please provide a transcript. Admissions will review military transcripts utilizing American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations to determine if additional transfer credits can be awarded.

To request an official Military transcript, simply log onto the Joint Service Transcript page:

https://jst.doded.mil/

 *In some cases, the application fee may be waived for certain veterans. Please contact the VRC for details.

 

 Step 3: Apply for Benefits

Federal Benefits:

If using benefits for the first time, complete the Application for Education Benefits- VA Form 22-1990.

If Federal Education Benefits have been used before, complete the Request for Change of Program or Place of TrainingVA Form 1995.

These forms can be completed online at www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov .

State Benefits

If applying for the WI GI Bill for the first time, complete the appropriate forms in the WDVA B0105.

If the WI GI Bill  has been used before complete only the WDVA 2029 found in the WDVAB0105 .

 

Step 4: Submit Proper Documentation to VRC

Once you have received approval for veteran education benefits, you simply need to bring the following documentation to the VRC in Dempsey 130 for verification. The University will then notify the VA of your status as an enrolled student.

State BenefitsFederal Benefits
Veteran

DD214

WDVA 2031

Current WDVA 2029

Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

-to include VA file number

DD214

Spouse

Marriage Certificate

WDVA 2031

Current WDVA 2029

Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

-to include VA file number

Child

Birth Certificate

WDVA 2031

Current WDVA 2029

Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

-to include VA file number

*Students who depend on these benefits to meet their living expenses should bring enough money to cover expenses for at least eight weeks while the first benefit check is processed.

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