Wisconsin Administrative Code
Department of Veterans Affairs
Chapter VA 2 - Veterans Assistance Grants
Section VA 2.02 - Veterans tuition reimbursement program

Universal Citation: WI Admin Code ยง VA 2.02

Current through May 31, 2022

(1g) AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE. The purpose of ss. VA 2.02 to 2.05 is to establish rules for the implementation and administration of grants to veterans for tuition reimbursement and retraining, as authorized under ss. 45.20 and 45.21, Stats.

(1r) DEFINITIONS. In ss. VA 2.02 to 2.05, the following terms shall have the designated meanings:

(b) "Income" means the annualized adjusted gross income of the veteran and the veteran's spouse reportable on their federal tax return.

(c) "Tuition" has the meaning specified in s. 45.20(1) (d), Stats.

(d) "Undergraduate degree" means a bachelor's degree.

(2) APPLICATION.

(a) An application shall be submitted electronically through an online portal or manually on a form approved by the department.

Note: The Veterans Education Grant Application (form WDVA 2200) may be obtained at WisVets.com or by request: 1-800-WIS-VETS or 2135 Rimrock Road, PO Box 7843, Madison, WI 53707-7843.

(b) The application may be submitted through a county veterans service officer, through any other agent authorized by the department, or directly to the department.

(c) The application shall be received by the department or an authorized agent no later than 60 days after the starting date of the course, term, or semester for which reimbursement is requested.

(d) An application is considered received if all student information is completed and a physical or electronic date stamp is affixed to the application.

(e) The school veterans coordinator shall list the completion date of the semester, the cost of tuition, other assistance received or applied for by the applicant, the number of credits enrolled in during the semester, and the semester grade point average.

(f) An application is considered complete when all required information has been provided and the completed application is submitted to the department manually or electronically.

(g) A completed application submitted more than 60 days after the last day of the course, term, or semester for which reimbursement is requested shall be denied unless good cause can be shown for the delay in submission.

(3) LIMITATIONS.

(a) Undergraduate enrollment. Reimbursement may be made only if a representative of the educational institution, center, or school certifies that the veteran was enrolled as an undergraduate during the semester for which reimbursement is sought and that the veteran does not have an undergraduate degree.

(c) Eligibility.
1. A veteran may not receive reimbursement for any semester or course for which the veteran is eligible for or received a grant under s. 321.40, Stats., or 10 USC 2007.

2. A veteran who fails to comply with the procedural requirements or maintain the requisite grade point average applicable to the grant or who takes any action that may disqualify the veteran from receiving the applicable grant is considered to still be eligible for the applicable grant for the purpose of determining whether the veteran is entitled to reimbursement under this section for a subsequent semester.

(d) Duplicate benefits. Reimbursement is limited to that portion of a veteran's tuition not paid for by other grants or scholarships, including any offsets or remissions the veteran is entitled to receive under any other program.

(e) Grade point average. The department shall utilize the grade point average calculated and reported by the school.

Cr. Register, April, 1986, No. 364, eff. 5-1-86; r. (2), am. (3) and (6), Register, February, 1989, No. 398, eff. 3-1-89; am (5), Register, August, 1993, No. 452, eff. 9-1-93; CR 04-080: cr. (8) Register November 2004 No. 587, eff. 12-1-04; CR 05-096: r. and recr. Register January 2006 No. 601, eff. 2-1-06; CR 07-083: am. (3) (b) Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08; correction in (3) (c) made under s. 13.92(4) (b) 7, Stats., Register October 2009 No. 646; EmR0944: emerg. am. (2), eff. 1-4-10; CR 09-122: am. (2) Register June 2010 No. 654, eff. 7-1-10; 2013 Wis. Act 189: r. (3) (b) Register April 2014 No. 700, eff. 5-1-14.

Amended by, CR 21-012: cr. (1g), renum. (1) (intro.) to (1r) (intro.) and am., r. (1) (a), renum. (1) (b) to (d) to (1r) (b) to (d), r. (1) (e), am. (2) (title), renum. (2) to (2) (a) and am., am. (3) (a), renum. (3) (c) to (3) (c) 1. Register September 2021 No. 789, eff. 10/1/2021

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