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CURRENT
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Current Veteran Endorsements

MAVRC
MEBO
VETSUCCESS

MAVRC, MEBO, VetSuccess

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Current Veteran Endorsements

ANA

I chose UWM over other universities because of the friendly environment and how well students interact with each other here. I appreciate the tutoring and internship resources as well as the care that professors and instructors have for their students.

KARLYLE

UWM was an easy choice for me because of the cultural diversity, veteran benefits and the large student veteran population. Having an opportunity to learn and network with other student veterans from various cultures was very important to me.

SAM

I returned to my hometown of Milwaukee after serving in the Army and found that UWM has the largest student veteran population in the state. There are many veteran-run programs that bring people together and build the friendships and support networks that seemed impossible outside of the service. Every year there is more support for student veterans by the faculty and student body, and that made UWM the school for me.

LAUREN

After leaving the military, I had no clue as to what I wanted to do & being a single mom, I needed options. I chose UWM because of the Health Science major opportunities, the day care facility on campus. Also, the Military and Veterans Resource Center (MAVRC) introduced me to other veterans to talk to.


MAVRC

MILITARY & VETERANS
RESOURCE CENTER

Student Union, Room WG99
(414) 229-7211
http://uwm.edu/mavrc/

Our center provides support for veterans of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, National Guard and Coast Guard. Additionally, we provide assistance for ROTC cadets, members of Military Reserve Units and the children and spouses of service members. MAVRC is staffed by student veterans who understand the educational process and are committed to helping you transition from the military to life at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Stop in MAVRC to relax and unwind in our lounge area, complete with complimentary coffee, mini-fridge, and microwave, internet access, and CAC readers. We provide opportunities for camaraderie and support that are strengthened through a shared experience with military service.

Open throughout the year supporting all military and veteran students, from enrollment to work/study internships, to graduation and job placement.

MEBO

MILITARY EDUCATION
BENEFITS OFFICE

Mellencamp Hall, Room 168A
(414) 229-6627
http://www4.uwm.edu/mebo/

The MEBO is dedicated to providing current and past members of the military as well as their qualifying dependants with accurate information and timely processing of their state and federal military educational benefits.

Our office will work with you to answer any specific questions you may have regarding the Wisconsin GI Bill, the Federal Montgomery GI Bill, the National Guard Tuition Grant, VetEd Tuition Reimbursement, Students called to Active Duty, and Withdrawal policies.

Open year-round to assist you with certification of your military education benefits.

VETSUCCESS

ONSITE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS COUNSELOR
UWM Student Union, Room 319
(414) 229-6488
http://vetsuccess.gov/

UWM now has a full-time VetSuccess counselor on campus and is the only university in the state to offer this national program. The VetSuccess program aims to help veterans, active military, and their qualified dependents succeed and thrive through a coordinated delivery of on-campus benefits assistance and counseling, leading to completion of their education and preparing them to enter the labor market in viable careers.


Want to go to UWM?

1 Request a Transcript
  • Request official transcripts from your high school and all colleges/universities attended.
  • ACT scores are only required if you are under 21 and don’t have transferable credit.
2 Submit Documents

What you need:

  • Application
  • $45 Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts
3 Apply

Complete and submit the online application for admission at: apply.wisconsin.edu

4 Sit Tight

Once the admission office receives all required documentation, an admission decision can be expected between 2 to 4 weeks.

Don't be afraid to ask

If any students are interested in contacting an admission representative to discuss this process, academic programs and any other questions about UW-Milwaukee prior to admission, they are welcome to call Joel Buschmann at (414) 229-4318 or email buschma2@uwm.edu.

Apply for Military Education Benefits

1 Request a DD-214, Record of Military Service online

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

2 Complete a 22-1990 Form – Application for VA Education Benefits

http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-1990-ARE.pdf

3 Military Education Benefits Programs

There are several different military education benefits programs available. To determine which program you are eligible for, or which program is best for you, please contact one of the counsellors in UWM’s Military Education Benefits Office (MEBO) at (414) 229-6627, or via email at vets@uwm.edu.

4 Federal Student Financial Aid

Even if you receive veterans' benefits, you are still likely eligible for federal student financial aid. We encourage you to complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov to determine whether you are eligible for any additional aid in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans.

QUESTIONS? FEEL FREE TO CALL

If you have any questions about your military education benefits, please feel free to contact a MEBO counselor at (414) 229-6627, or email at vets@uwm.edu.

College Credit for your Military Service

UWM awards credit for basic military training & education

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.

How 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 or 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.

For more information

If you have questions or would like more information regarding transfer credit evaluation at UWM, please contact the Registrar's Office via their online contact form at http://uwm.edu/registrar/contact-us/ or contactro.uwm.edu. (In the drop-down box choose "Military Education/Training Evaluation"). Read more about transferring credits at http://www4.uwm.edu/future_students/transfer/credit.cfm.