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Tou Xoua Yang
Veteran Certifying Official
Phone: 715-803-1252
Fax:  715-301-2252
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Guidelines for Veteran Benefits
The law requires that educational assistance benefits to Veterans and other eligible persons be discontinued when the student ceases to make satisfactory progress toward completion of his or her training objective.
Students using the Wisconsin G.I. BILL
Beginning January 1, 2014, any student using the Wisconsin G.I. Bill, whether it be the veteran, the spouse or the child of a veteran, must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher in order to remain eligible for the Wisconsin G.I. Bill benefits.  Should a student using the Wisconsin G.I. Bill have a cumulative GPA that falls below the threshold of 2.0 at the end of a term, the student may still enroll the following term; however, they will not be able to use the Wisconsin G.I. Bill at that time.  Should the student get their cumulative GPA back to a 2.0 or higher at the end of an unqualifying term, the student will be re-certified for the subsequent term by the institution/school.
There is no appeal process for use of the Wisconsin G.I. Bill
SAP Guidelines for students using the following Federal VA Benefits:
  • Ch. 30 – Montgomery GI Bill
  • Ch. 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Ch. 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • 1606 – MGIB-Selected Reserve
  • 1607 – REAP
  • Ch. 35 – Dependent Educational Assistance Program
Veteran Benefit Certification Probation
A student will be placed on Veteran Benefit Certification Probation if less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average is earned at the end of that semester of enrollment.  A student will be reinstated to good standing when the cumulative 2.0 grade point average is earned at the end of a semester of enrollment.
Veteran Benefit Certification Suspension
A student will be placed on Veteran Benefit Certification Suspension if less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average is earned at the end of each of TWO consecutive semesters of enrollment.  No enrollment will be certified to the VA while on Veteran Benefit Certification Suspension.
A student on Veteran Benefit Certification Suspension has the right to appeal by completing the Veteran Benefit Certification Suspension Appeal form and supply the required documents.
Guidelines for Veteran Benefit Appeal
An appeal for a student’s first Veteran Benefit Certification Suspension will be granted with the completion/submission of the appeal form and required documents.
Appeals for subsequent suspensions will only be approved if a student showed progress during the appeal semester AND attained a minimum term grade point average of 2.0 during the appeal semester.   Any appeals not meeting these guidelines will be denied and certification for a student will not be processed for one semester.


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