UW-Stevens Point's Veteran Coordinator's primary role is to explain military educational benefit options, assist with the application for benefits, and to provide campus and community resource information that will contribute to the academic success and well-being of all military-affiliated students.
Here's how we help:
- Assist students navigate and understand the process of applying for Federal and State VA benefits.
- Connect students with resources on campus and other student veterans.
- Reach out to faculty and staff on campus to support their efforts in serving our students.
Military Student Priority Registration
UW-Stevens Point provides service members, veterans, and ROTC students priority registration each semester in compliance with Wisconsin Act AB201 and Section 303 of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. Registration appointment times are based on student status or credits earned. Military students are given appointment times for the next level greater than their current status. For example, a freshman will receive appointment times based on sophomore status.
2019 WI Act 147
Students should be aware that you have a choice whether or not to accept the credits from your Joint Service Transcript (JST) or your Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript offered to you by UW-Stevens Point. The 2019 WI Act 147 provides flexibility to veterans in determining whether they would like their credits transferred from military transcripts to the University of Wisconsin System or technical colleges. Specifically, it contains this language:
SECTION 2. 36.31 (4) (bm) of the statutes is created to read: 36.31 (4) (bm) An institution or college campus may not award academic credit to a student under par. (am) for each course for which the student, upon consultation with the institution's or college campus's staff, objects to the awarding of credit for that course.
Students who are given credits that may not pertain directly to their program could be disadvantaged for financial aid purposes or other professional groups or designations.
It is important to make your determination regarding acceptance of these credits , in consultation with your advisor, in your first semester.
GOOD NEWS FOR OUT OF STATE VETERANS
Nonresident veterans may qualify to have the nonresident portion of your tuition charges waived through either the Veterans Access, Choice & Accountability Act of 2014-Section 702 or through the Yellow Ribbon program.
If you are...
- A Veteran who lives in the state where he or she is attending school (regardless of his/her legal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a qualifying period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
- Anyone using transferred Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits who lives in the state where he or she is attending school (regardless of his/her legal state of residence)
- A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state where he or she is attending school (regardless of his/her legal state of residence)
...then UW-Stevens Point will waive the nonresident portion of the tuition charges.
Nonresident veterans that discharged from the military more than 3 years prior to attending school may qualify for the Yellow Ribbon program. This means UW-Stevens Point and the VA agree to pay/waive your nonresident tuition as long as you have Post 9/11 benefits to use.
For additional details, see the "Benefits Available" tab on the left hand side of this page or call 715-346-4771.
UW-Stevens Point has been designated as a 2019 Military Friendly School® and selected as a TOP SCHOOL in Military Advanced Education's 2018 Guide to Colleges & Universities.