Veteran Resources

Veteran/Military Student:

Veterans Handbook

UW-Superior strives to make your transition from veteran/military service to student as easy as possible so you can focus on your education. Our faculty and staff understand this can be a difficult process, so we try to accommodate each student on an individual basis. We offer opportunities both on-campus and online.

UW-Superior focuses on supporting students who are Veterans and refrains from high-pressure recruitment tactics for the purpose of enrolling Service members. The College refrains from providing any incentives based on securing enrollments to any person or entity involved in student recruiting or admissions activities or in making decisions regarding financial assistance for students.

Priority class registration is given to all veterans and active service members each semester to ensure you get into the classes you need.

Step 1: Enroll at UW-Superior

Obtain copies of your DD-214 through the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)

Marines discharged after 1999, must send a letter to the following address:

Headquarters US Marine Corps
Manpower Management Support Branch (MMSB-10)
2008 Elliot Road, Suite 205
Quantico, VA 22134-5030
Tele: 1-800-268-3710

Step 2: Apply for Veteran/Military Benefits

  • Apply for Military Benefits
  • Military Tuition Assistance
    • Service Members need to speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within their Military Service prior to enrolling in the institution. The Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance to Service members for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and are part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. The courses must be offered by schools that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and are signatories to the current DoD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (DOD MOU).
      • Each branch offers a tuition assistance program. 
      • UW-Superior financial aid officers provide information and application processes for Title IV student aid programs, scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans to DoD TA recipients. Service members identified as eligible DoD TA recipients have their TA benefits applied to their UW-Superior account prior to the application of their Pell Grant funds.
  • State Tuition Reimbursement (Guardsmen)
  • Complete the UW-Superior Veteran/Military Family Enrollment Form - mail or fax this form to the VNSC at UW-Superior (our contact info is at the bottom of the page)

Step 3: Welcome to UW-Superior

  • Apply for Child Care Subsidies – to get help paying for child care while enrolled at UW-Superior
  • Attend one of the following orientation, advising and registration sessions below:
  • Go to your UW-Superior My E-Hive to register for classes

Awards and Recognition

UW-Superior continues to be recognized for supporting veteran and military students. It has been:

  • Named a G.I. Jobs Military Friendly® School in 2016 for the 6th consecutive year
  • Named among the Top 25 Military Friendly Public Universities and Colleges by Victory Media in Fall 2015
  • Named a Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) Top School in 2016 (Overall, outperformed the UW System)
  • Presented as one of three top universities in a webinar called Benchmarking Best Practices: 2016 Top Military Friendly Schools
  • Given a Certificate of Recognition from the State of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs for outstanding support of Student Veterans