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Military Connected Student Benefits

Military Connected Student Benefits

CVTC is approved by the Wisconsin State Approving Agency for training of qualified individuals under Veteran Education Benefits Act (GI Bill®), and for training of eligible children and spouses of veterans.

Veterans Services assists with the the certification process and serves as a liaison between various Federal and State agencies, the College, and our students. CVTC does not and cannot determine eligibility for veteran benefits; the VA determines all eligibility. Veteran benefits DO NOT exclude you from receiving financial aid or scholarships.

Federal Benefits

The Department of Veteran Affairs administers a variety of education programs. Many veterans, active duty personnel, and/or family members can qualify for more than one education benefits program, including the following:

  • Montgomery GI Bill® (Ch 30)
  • Veterans Readiness & Employment (Ch 31)
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch 33)
  • Survivors & Dependents Assistance – DEA (Ch 35)
  • Selected Reserve – MGIB-SR (Ch 1606)
  • Transfer of Post 9/11 GI Bill® Benefits to Dependents (TEB)

Wisconsin Benefits

The State of Wisconsin provides a number of educational programs for state veterans that are in addition to any federal veterans' educational benefits that may be available. Eligibility varies between programs, including state residency requirements.

When using the WI GI Bill®, please keep in mind: The WI GI Bill® does not waive 100% of tuition and fees. It only waives the 'program tuition' and 'classroom material' fees. You are responsible for paying the uncovered portion, including other fees, textbooks, and other materials.

Federal Tuition Assistance (TA)

Federal Tuition Assistance (TA) is available for all Active Service members. You can apply on your military portal. The Federal Tuition Assistance program may cover up to $4,000 per fiscal year. The Federal Tuition Assistance program covers tuition only. Students are responsible for the payment of all other applicable fees.

If using TA, the service member must obtain TA approval prior to enrollment at the school. Each branch of service handles TA differently. To find out how to get started, visit your Educational Services Officer (ESO), Navy Virtual Education Center (VEC), or Education Counselor within your branch of military service for guidance.
If you’re actively serving in the Air Force, Air Force Reserves, Air National Guard, apply for TA through the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC).

If you are in the Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard, apply for TA through ArmyIgnitED. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard service members will apply for TA through the MyEducation Portal.

For more information, contact your military branch for details on TA eligibility and the specific branch process for the submission of TA form:

How To Get Started

CVTC's Veterans Specialist is available to assist veterans in activating their educational benefits, a resource to local services, and can assist with military credit information.

Priority Registration

In accordance with Wisconsin Law, services members are given priority to register for their courses over other students in their designated registration group. Declaration documentation is required 14 days prior to your registration date. Please contact CVTC’s Veteran Service Office for details.

Email your DD 214 (version 2 or 4), NGB 22, or a letter from your county Veteran Affairs Office to as substantiating documentation to be coded as a Service Member. 

Contact Information

Justin Boudreau, CVTC Veterans Services Office
Business Education Center – Room 113

Additional Resources

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Benefits: 1-888-442-4551
Health Care: 1-877-222-VETS (8387)
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)

Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs
1-800-WIS-VETS (947-8387)

CVTC Financial Aid Office
Business Education Center – Room 116

Still Have Questions?

Our Veteran Advisor, Justin Boudreau, is always happy to answer questions to help his fellow Veterans.

Justin Boudreau Headshot

CVTC Veterans Services Office
Business Education Center – Room 113

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