Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center FAQs

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What additional resources are available to veterans interested in becoming teachers?

Troops to Teachers (TTT) continues to pursue the goal of helping to relieve teacher shortages, especially in math, science, special education and other high needs subject areas, and to assist military personnel in making successful transitions to second careers in teaching. Federal legislation provides TTT enrollees pursuing requirements for teaching certification, who agree to teach in high need school districts, a stipend of up to $5,000 to offset the cost of teacher training programs. Those willing to teach in schools with a high percentage of students from low income families may receive a $10,000 bonus. Program participants cannot receive more than a total of $10,000 from TTT. Check out Wisconsin’s Troops to Teachers Benefits. Contact the Veterans’ Benefits Coordinator by emailing to see if you are eligible for these additional benefits.

Applying to UW-Superior

What are five reasons a Veteran should attend UW-Superior?

  1. We aspire to transfer in as many military credits as possible. 
  2. You will have the option of participating in Prior Learning Experience Courses (PLA). Unique accredited programs, like the Transportation and Logistics and Art Therapy programs, are just a few of the majors you can choose from. 
  3. As part of the University of Wisconsin System, you will have access to every library within the system, including UW-Madison. Need a hard to find journal? Request the item from another library in the University of Wisconsin System, and it will be delivered to you within a week. 
  4. We’re a small school set in the middle of the city of Superior. This makes campus easy to navigate and the 21 students per class average make it easy to learn and connect with your peers and professors. 
  5. You matter. At UW-Superior you are more than just a number. You’ll get an individualized education and support from faculty and staff to help you achieve academic success.

Does UW-Superior have many Veteran students?

We have over 250 veteran students attending UW-Superior. There is also a high percentage of non-traditional students along with traditional aged students in the classroom, which means that you are likely to be sitting next to someone who may have a similar life experience as you.

Tuition and Bills

What if my GI Bill payment hasn’t arrived by the time tuition is due?

While payment from the VA is pending, UW-Superior will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or UW-Superior facilities, or the requirement that a student borrow additional funds because of the student’s inability to meet their financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by a federal VA program.
UW-Superior may require the amount of tuition and fees owed above the expected federal educational assistance to be paid according to the UW-Superior payment due dates.

I’m interested in study abroad. Is there assistance through my VA Benefits?

Check out the Post 9-11 Study Abroad Fact Sheet through the VA.