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Returning UW Oshkosh 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.

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 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 and 2 credits of a health education electives. Please submit your Joint Service Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Transcript to UW Oshkosh to be evaluated by our admissions staff. Admissions will review military transcripts utilizing American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations to determine if additional transfer credits can be awarded.

Request an official military transcript  to be sent to UW Oshkosh Admissions office by visiting the links below:

Army, Navy, Marines & Coast Guard:  Joint Service Transcript Request.

Air Force, CCAF: Transcript Request

 

Step 3: Apply for Benefits

Federal Benefits:

Step by step instructions on how to apply for federal va education benefits can be found on our forms page.

State Benefits

Veterans: Apply for the WI GI Bill online by registering on www.mywisvets.com.

Spouses and Children: Step by step instructions on how to apply for the WI GI Bill can be found on our forms page.

 

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 Hall, Room 130 for verification. The University will then notify the VA of your status as an enrolled student.

State BenefitsFederal Benefits
Veteran

DD214

WDVA 2031 (Approval Letter)

Current WDVA 2029

Veteran Responsibility Form

Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

DD214

Spouse

Veteran DD214

Marriage Certificate

WDVA 2031 (Approval Letter)

Current WDVA 2029

Residency Affidavit (If veteran

did not enlist in Wisconsin)

Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

-to include VA file number

Child

Veteran DD214

Birth Certificate

WDVA 2031

Current WDVA 2029

Residency Affidavit (If veteran

did not enlist in Wisconsin)

 

Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

-to include VA file number

*Veterans should report to the VRC before the beginning of each semester to make sure all benefits processing is in order. It is the student's responsibility to alert the VRC of any changes throughout the term.(Example: add a class, drop a class, change in eligibility status)

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