Veterans and Armed Services Information
Welcome Veterans, and thank you for your service!
UW-Marinette welcomes current service members, veterans and their dependents. We hope you will find the following information helpful as you go through the process of becoming a student at UW-Marinette and setting up your veterans education benefits. Please feel free to contact the staff in the Student Services Office at (715) 735-4301 to assist you with any step in the process—applying for admission, financial aid, academic advising, registering for classes, veterans benefits, etc.
The University of Wisconsin–Marinette is fully approved for the certification of educational benefits for veterans and veterans’ dependants under both federal and state veterans’ administration programs.
Steps to Becoming a Student
Apply for admission - All students must be admitted before they can register (sign up) for classes. Apply as early as possible before the first term you plan to attend (60-90 days or more is suggested). This allows plenty of time to get everything in place before classes begin. When you are admitted, you will receive a letter informing you that you are admitted, along with information on what to do next.
Contact your County Veterans Service Officer in the county where you live. Your CVSO can assist you with understanding all the types of state and federal benefits you qualify for, including education benefits. They will also help you register your DD-214. For more information on State, Federal and WI National Guard benefits, click on the following links or call the toll free numbers listed below.
- State Benefits or call 1-800-947-8387. The deadline to submit the Wisconsin GI Bill school application is no later than two weeks after classes begin for fall or spring semesters, or June 1st for summer session.
- Federal Benefits or call 888-442-4551. Submit your VA online application as soon as possible. You do not need to wait to be admitted to UW-Marinette to do the VA application online.
- Wisconsin National Guard Benefits or call 1-800-WIS-VETS(947-8387)
Transcripts - In addition to submitting transcripts from your high school and all previously attended colleges and universities, UW-Marinette accepts military transcripts from the following:
Apply for Financial Aid - Apply as soon as possible after January 1st for the academic year that begins the following September.
Placement Testing All new students and some transfer students are required to take English and Math placement tests before registering for the first time. This is to ensure that the first English and Math classes you take at UW-Marinette are at the correct level for you.
Register for Classes The information you receive with your admission letter will explain how you register for classes. New freshmen attend an Advising appointment to sign up for classes. Transfer students, as well, meet with an academic advisor to register. You must be registered for classes before you move on to Step 6.
Certification - After you are registered and your schedule is finalized, schedule an appointment to meet with Karen Philipps, the UW-Marinette Veterans Certifying Official. You can contact Karen directly at (715)735-4301 or via email at email@example.com or call the Student Services reception desk at (715)735-4301 to schedule an appointment with Karen.
The following documents will be needed when you come for your veterans certification appointment:
- Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) – for National Guard and Reserves
- Federal “Certificate of Eligibility” or Award Letter
- Kicker and/or Buy Up contracts
- Military Transcripts
- Federal Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) - We will need written verification from the VA of whether or not you relinquished a previous benefit. You must contact the federal VA to request this.
Enjoy your education at UW-Marinette!
Veterans Wisconsin Education Portal
This is a one-stop shop created by the University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical College System to assist veterans with accessing benefit information and with finding the right fit among Wisconsin’s public colleges and Universities.
Veterams are not limited to just veterans' programs. They can and should apply for other programs and services such as those offered by the Workforce Development Act, the Trade Program, Job Service, County Human Services, etc. In some cases, qualified veterans even have priority of service for programs funded by the Department of Labor. Contact Brian Marquardt or call (920) 448-6778 or (920) 360-0573 (cell)
UW-Marinette offers services and accommodations to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to all UW- Marinette programs, services and activities. For more information, contact Cindy Bailey at (715) 735-4302.
Mental Health Counseling Services
UW-Marinette has a Mental Health Counselor to assist students find solutions to the stressors of life, like decision making, relationships, depression, substance abuse, anxiety, grief & loss and other issues. Gil Garcia is located in the Student Services Office and can be reached at (715) 735-4301 or 906-396-4971 or email Gil@GarciaTherapist.com.