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As the Wisconsin university that enrolls the largest number of military personnel and dependents, UWM is honored to help student veterans and their families pursue their educational goals.

Please visit UWM, whether in person or online, and learn more about the campus resources designed for your academic success.

By the Numbers
1,000+ veterans and reservist enrolled
400+ dependents and spouses enrolled
6 military education benefit programs
3 ROTC Programs (Army, Air Force, Navy)


UWM Veterans Join Student Veterans of America
Student veterans on campus this year have teamed up and joined the Student Veterans of America or SVA. SVAJoining the SVA permits admittance into the larger community of veterans enrolled in higher education across the country. SVA is dedicated to addressing the issues facing servicemembers, setting goals, networking, and advocacy through teamwork which benefits all […]
Veterans request a DD-214 on-line
The Office of Military Personnel Files has announced that veterans and the next of kin of deceased veterans can now submit a request for a copy of their DD214, Record of Military Service on-line. For more information please visit: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/
Veterans Employment Resources
The top job board for separating or retiring military personnel is VetJobs.com ; the only veteran-specific website in the recent top 30 employment websites. Post resumes, search for jobs, find resources, and much more. The National Resource Directory is also available via our website links or can be accessed here for jobs that parallel a […]
UWM Students called to Active Duty
Students called up for Federal involuntary active duty military service during the school year have options to alleviate the impact on their studies. Students have several grading options available to them, as well as, relief for tuition and/or housing bills. Find more information here or contact the MEBO with any questions: http://www4.uwm.edu/academics/military.cfm/
Veterans Wisconsin Education Portal
The UW System and Wisconsin Technical College System are pleased to be working together to make it as easy as possible for veterans like you to access benefits, make the transition from military service to college, and find the right fit from among Wisconsin’s public colleges and universities. The individuals and resources listed on this […]

UWM is the ultimate learning destination for veterans

We share your strong ideals and commitment to excellence. Find out why over 1,000 students call UWM home.

  • We enroll the most student veterans in WI
  • Our campus is easy to get around for disabled students.
  • Live and learn alongside fellow veterans in the PantherBarracks

UW-Milwaukee will award up to 12 credits to service members/veterans for their basic military training and education. In addition some academic units (schools/colleges) at UWM may award additional credit to service members/veterans who are enrolled in specific academic majors and who have Military Occupational Specialty training/education that is relevant and applicable to their degree program.

In order to receive credit, service members/veterans will need to submit an official Joint Services Transcript (JST) for those who served in U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard or official Community College of the Air Force Transcript (CCAF) for those who served in the Air Force.

Credits will be awarded based on upon American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations as recorded on these transcripts.

Learn more about transfer credit and prior learning credits

For more information about UWM's military credit policy and transfer credit availability please view the Frequently Asked Questions document located below:

FAQ-Military Credit.pdf

Have questions? We can help you with:

Military Education Benefits Office
Mellencamp Hall, Room 168A
M-F: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Phone: (414) 229-6627
Web: uwm.edu/mebo
Email: vets@uwm.edu