Sections 36.27(3n) (bd) and 38.24(7) (bd) of Wisconsin law create a 5-year residency requirement for the child or spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran who is eligible for the WI GI Bill based on the veteran’s 5-year Wisconsin residency. Children and spouses must be Wisconsin residents for at least 5 consecutive years immediately preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the child or spouse registers at one of the UW universities or a Wisconsin Technical College (WTC).

If you are a spouse or child seeking to qualify for the Wisconsin GI Bill based on the 5-year residency of a veteran, you must complete a notarized WIGI Bill Residency Affidavit form along with the WDVA form 2029 and submit them to your campus certifying official.

Affidavit - 5 Year Residency UW WTCS pdf