UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

The Veterans Services Office is staffed by veterans for veterans.

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure student veterans, reservists, National Guard, active duty and family members receive university support in achieving academic success.

The mission is accomplished through the following goals:    

   1. Assisting students receiving their requested educational benefits.

   2. Raising awareness of campus resources available to students.                                           

   3. Raising awareness of federal and state resources available to veterans.

How to Apply for Federal Educational Benefits

Apply online for your VA benefit on the VA website:  http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/application/link.  It is helpful to have your DD-214 on hand while you fill out the application.


  

How to Apply for State Educational Benefits

Visit the UWRF Veterans Office and fill out your eligibility paperwork.  In approximately 6-8 weeks, Wisconsin Departmentof Veterans Affairs will send you and the school an eligibility form. It is always best to check with your school to make sure that they received this document. 



What Next?

Once you register for classes, make sure you visit our office bringing:

 ___ Copy of your DD-214 (Member 4)

 ___ VONAPP application

 ___ Certificate of Eligibility (Federal or State) 

 ___ Complete your  Request for Certification of Veterans' Benefitslink

If you drop or add a class during the semester, you must notify our office. Failure to do so may result in a debt to you.

Please Note:


You will have to fill out a Certification Requestlink EVERY semester.

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All students receiving either the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty or Selected Reservelink must verify their enrollments monthly to receive payments on WAVElink or by calling 1-877-823-2378 and following the prompts.

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The Wisconsin GI Billlink does not cover all educational costs. Check with Veteran Services to determine which tuition/fees are not covered.

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Principles of Excellence

In compliance with Federal Regulations, UW-River Falls discloses its estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) as defined for and utilized in packaging financial aid awards. This COA estimate is inclusive of both actual charges and other individual personal costs of attending college, so it will not reflect the exact total you see on your bill.  In reviewing charges, please note:  UWRF includes a textbook rental charge in its fees, offering students a significant out-of-pocket cost benefit. 

The various COA estimates can be found at: https://www.uwrf.edu/FinancialAid/PaymentsDisbursements/EstimatedCOA.cfm

Financial Aid counselors are available to assist by email: finaid@uwrf.edu and by phone: 715-425-3141.

Veteran Services
220 South Hall
Phone: 715-425-3529
Fax: 715-425-3478
veterans@uwrf.edumail