Veteran Benefits for Independent Learning Students
If you are currently serving in the U.S. military, or are a U.S. military veteran, there are state programs available to help you meet your educational goals through the Independent Learning program. You can take advantage of a variety of educational benefits offered through your military branch.
To learn more about your specific benefits, we recommend that you contact your local county veteran’s service office. An overview of the types of benefits that you can use for Independent Learning courses is provided below.
To enroll in an Independent Learning course using Military Benefits:
- Review the current Independent Learning Course Catalog and identify the course you’d like to enroll in. Click “Add to Cart” and proceed to checkout to pre-register.
- When you reach the Payment Options screen, choose the “mail/fax/phone/purchase order” option and indicate “Military Benefits” and select “WI State Benefits” and proceed to “Submit Registration.”
- Once you pre-register for the course you will receive an automated confirmation email from Independent Learning letting you know we received your pre-registration with follow up instructions for securing and submitting required documentation.
- Once we receive and review all of your documents we will reach out with information regarding any balance due on your account and how to provide payment for them. notify you amount of your balance due. Once your payment is received you may begin your courses.
Wisconsin educational benefits may be obtained by veterans who meet military service and state residency requirements set by the state legislature. Some benefits for which veterans may be eligible include those specified in the Wisconsin GI Bill and the Veterans Education Grant (VetEd).
*Wisconsin state law requires eligible students to access their federal Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits before accessing the Wisconsin GI Bill benefits.
Welcome to the Independent Learning Veterans Resource page: Here you will find resources to assist you in understanding and accessing veteran’s benefits and programs. Thank you for your service to our country. Independent Learning appreciates you and your family’s sacrifices.
Connect you with the State of Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Locate information about the Wisconsin GI Bill.
Information about making the transition from military service to college.
UW System campus contacts.
Find your local county office.
Find VA locations near you and VA medical centers as well as other health facilities, benefit offices, cemeteries, community care providers and Vet Centers.
Find community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families.
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line. Support is confidential and available 24/7.