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University of Wisconsin - Madison G.I. Bill® Tuition Assistance

How Much of UW - Madison's Tuition Will the G.I. Bill® Cover?

How much will you pay to attend University of Wisconsin - Madison? Below you can review how much of your expenses at UW - Madison the GI Bill® will cover.

Do I Really Need to do Research About the G.I. Bill®?

Did you know that G.I. Bill® funding has a cap? Below you'll find out if the entire cost of attendance at UW - Madison is covered. This data varies for each school so be sure to check out G.I. Bill® information for each school you're interested in!

Veterans Typically Attend University of Wisconsin - Madison for no More Than $832

If you qualify for full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® we estimate that your yearly out of pocket cost to attend University of Wisconsin - Madison should not be more than $832.

Veteran Sticker Price$27,158
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits$26,326
Total Out Of Pocket$832

Public College Tuition Fully Covered by GI Bill® Benefits

If you live in Wisconsin and you qualify for full benefits, your tuition and fees will be covered by your Post-9/11 benefits. If you live outside of Wisconsin and it has been less than three years since your discharge University of Wisconsin - Madison will consider you an in-state student anyways and you will be fully covered.

Veteran Tuition And Fees$10,742
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*$10,742
Total In Your Pocket-$0
*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.
Remember, some forms of aid such as Pell Grants are awarded in addition to your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits so be sure to fill out your FASA forms.

Yellow Ribbon Program

It appears as though University of Wisconsin - Madison participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, but we could not determine if there are restrictions of this participation. If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award so check with the college.

Remember, only veterans who qualify for full Post-9/11 benefits are eligible to participate in a Yellow Ribbon program.

University of Wisconsin - Madison awarded a total of $219,762 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 22 veterans for an average award of $9,989 ($19,978 after government matching).

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap

With a per credit charge for in-state students of $386, University of Wisconsin - Madison falls above the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.

Below Cap for State Residents?$386 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap
Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?$1,548 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap
Almost all public colleges treat full-time non-resident veterans as in-state students. You should check with University of Wisconsin - Madison to see if that policy is true for part-time students as well.

Your Living Expenses May Not Be Fully Covered

After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what University of Wisconsin - Madison thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential shortfall of $682. It is possible that your actual living expenses will be covered if you live more frugally than what the college expects.

Off Campus Living Expenses$15,266
Post-9/11 Benefit$14,584
Total Out Of Pocket$682
A MHA of $1,823 is likely the largest benefit paid directly to you.

Your Books and Supplies are Not Fully Covered

Your book stipend of $1000 will not cover what University of Wisconsin - Madison estimates your expenses to be ($1,150).

Supplies Expenses$1,150
Post-9/11 Benefit$1,000
Total Out Of Pocket$150
Not Happy With This College? Is University of Wisconsin - Madison not living up to its commitments? File a complaint with the VA.
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