Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) prides itself on being a Military Friendly school and is committed to providing our student veteran population with first-class service.
Whether you are active duty, reserve duty, a veteran, veteran spouse, or dependent, Concordia makes it a top priority to make sure you understand your benefits and take advantage of campus resources. If you or a friend or loved one fits into one of the groups listed above, keep on reading why Concordia is the perfect choice for your education!
Utilizing Your Benefits
Staff members at Concordia’s Veteran Affairs Office are committed to helping students not only understand their military benefits but also making sure the students utilize them to their utmost ability. To ensure affordable tuition, CUW helps students apply benefits such as: Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill®, Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation, Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 35 Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance, Transfer of Post 9/11 to Dependents (TEB), Chapter 1606 Selected Reserve, Tuition Assistance, Veterans Education Grant (VetEd), National Guard Tuition Grant & Reserve Tuition Assistance Program (NGTG), Wisconsin National Guard Tuition Grant, Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA), and GI Bill® STEM Extension.
There is an abundance of on-campus services available to students as well, including academic support and tutoring, career services & academic advising, mentoring, counseling, and disability resources.
American Legion Post
The American Legion is an association of United States veterans which is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana to help individuals petition on certain issues in the interest of veterans and active service members. The American Legion Post 1881, which is the first post on a college campus in Wisconsin, was established at CUW in 2015. This organization is committed to the concerns of student veterans by providing scholarship opportunities, assisting in college transition, and allowing students to continue the camaraderie they had in the military.
Villani Landshapers, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI, has partnered with CUW to offer an apprenticeship program. This Villani “Patriot” Scholarship is offered to active duty, reserve duty, or veteran students actively working on a degree in management and allows the student to have a paid internship with the company and the potential to be promoted to a leadership position once graduated. As an additional perk, Moro Performance, a gym located near Concordia’s main campus, has offered the first 25 student veterans to become members at a 50% discount on their annual membership. The gym has also offered internship opportunities for student veterans working on degrees in Marketing, Exercise Physiology, Sports Management, or any other area in Sports Entertainment.
CUW wants their student veterans to know their needs are a top priority. As U.S. Army National Guard student Sgt. Andrea Wittlief explains, “I am a new student to CUW and a veteran from Minnesota and taking online classes, but I just had to say, this is the coolest thing I have heard of a school doing for veterans! I have attended a few other schools and none have been as patriotic as this one! I am excited to be attending here, and when I graduate, I will be making the 5-hour drive for the ceremony.”
Key Contacts in Our Veteran Affairs Office
If you would like to speak with one of our staff members in our Veterans Affairs Office please reach out to one of the individuals below.
Assistant Director of Community Outreach & Veteran Services
VA Certifying Official
Kari D. Metts
Veterans Outreach Coordinator
For additional information on benefits, admissions, partnerships, grants & scholarships, ROTC, and American Legion Post 1881, please see our Military/Veteran page.
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