State Survivor Benefits For Wisconsin

Wisconsin GI Bill Tuition Remission Program for Dependents


  • Children, unremarried spouses and stepchildren if DEERS eligible
  • Children must be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Service members cause of death must be ruled line of duty by the military, anyone who is Fry eligible is eligible for the Wisconsin GI bill
  • Service member must have died after September 10, 2001
  • Service member must have entered service from Wisconsin or established continuous residency for at least 5 years immediately prior to death; student must be a Wisconsin state resident at time of application
  • Must be used with the Fry Scholarship or Post 9/11 GI Bill


  • Waiver of full tuition and fees
  • Does not cover room, board or books
  • Benefits are good for 8 semesters or 128 credits (whichever is more)
  • Benefits can be used for undergraduate, graduate or doctorate degrees
  • Must be used within the University of Wisconsin system or Wisconsin Technical College system


  • Copy of DD1300 or DD214
  • Copy of service members death certificate
  • Copy of birth certificate for children
  • Copy of marriage license for stepchildren and spouses
  • Proof of residency
  • VA certification for the Fry Scholarship or Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • WDVA 0001 form

Application due date: 14 days prior to the start of the term

Contact for further information: County VA office directly

Note: This information is current as of September 16, 2014. The information provided is meant to provide a general overview of the state benefits and should be considered in connection with individual circumstances.