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Veterans Services

Veterans Services

Fox Valley Technical College has a long history of providing education and training to Veterans, servicemembers and qualifying family members. It is a privilege to serve those who have served our country.

Our staff assists students with Veteran education benefits and serves as a liaison between our students and various federal, state and local agencies. We look forward to working with you!

Getting Started at FVTC

Under 2013 Assembly Bill 201, degree-seeking student Veterans and servicemembers may qualify for early enrollment depending on the condition of their military discharge. Students using Veteran education benefits will be identified for early enrollment accordingly. Students not using Veteran education benefits must contact FVTC Veterans Services and submit proper documentation to apply for early enrollment.

View information on programs of study and to submit an online application for admission.

Applying for & Activating Veteran Education Benefits

Federal Veteran education benefits information and application instructions.

State Veteran education benefits information and application instructions.

Veterans Education Benefits - Certification Request Form (PDF)

2.0 Cumulative GPA Requirement:

Beginning in January 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 a non-qualifying term, the student will be re-certified for the subsequent term by the institution/school.

FVTC Veterans Services may request the following items for your file:

  • Federal Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
  • DD-214 (member 4 copy)
  • WDVA 2029 (if applying for the WI G.I. Bill)
  • Marriage Certificate (if spouse)
  • Birth Certificate (if dependent)
  • Service-connected disability rating papers (if applying for a benefit requiring a service-connected disability)


If you are using a federal benefit, it is crucial that you notify FVTC Veterans Services of future enrollments. We are required to certify your classes every semester. Failure to notify us of enrollment will result in non-payment.

FVTC Veterans Priority Enrollment Policy

Transfer Credit/Advanced Standing Opportunities

The first step to claiming the credits you have earned is to request a Joint Services Transcript.

You may also visit FVTC's Transfer Credit office to learn more about transfer credit and advanced standing options. Please call 920-735-4720 or email for assistance.

Additional Resources

American Legion


Ask the VA a question through secure login

Badger Yellow Ribbon Program

Center for Veterans Issues

COTS (Transitional Housing)

County Veteran Services Office - Outagamie/Winnebago/Calumet

DAV Transportation Services

Desert Veteran of Wisconsin


FISC (financial counseling/wellness)

Fox Valley Homeless Shelter

Fox Valley Salvation Army

Fox Valley SSVF Program (emergency short term housing)

Fox Valley Veterans Council, Inc. 

Fox Valley Warming Shelter

Green Bay Vet Center

Heat for Heroes

HUD/VASH Veteran Long Term Housing


Military Spouse Resource Center

Official Blog - US Department of Veterans Affairs

State of Wisconsin Workforce Development


VA Debt Management Center 

VA Social Media Directory

Veterans Administration Clinics and Hospitals

Veterans Assistance Program

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Veterans Wisconsin Education Portal 

Wisconsin 211 (United Way Services)

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs

Connect With Other Veterans on Campus

student veterans of americaFVTC is proud to have Student Veterans of America (SVA) on campus! SVA is a student club that collaborates, networks, shares relevant resources, and discusses topical concerns. As a club, SVA strives to enhance the educational experience at FVTC. SVA's overall purpose is to provide support and opportunities where the student Veteran and servicemember can reconnect, thrive and succeed.

Visit FVTC SVA on Facebook and Twitter for information on upcoming events and good discussion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to verify my attendance to the VA every month?

Only students who are using Chapters 30, 1606 and 1607 have to contact the VA monthly and verify attendance on the last day or after to receive their pay.  

VA Contact information:  1-877-823-2378 or Chapter 35 students will be contacted by the VA directly if a verification is needed. 

Can I apply for Financial Aid if I am using my VA benefits?

Yes, you can, and we encourage all our VA student to apply. There are several types of financial aid to choose from; grants, scholarships and loans if necessary. 

The only students who cannot take tuition specific financial aid are Post 9/11-ch 33 students. The reason is that the benefit already pays tuition cost. Stop into Student Financial Services, Room 118 for more information. 

I need help paying for books, tools or other equipment for school.

There are resources within the school and outside the school for you to contact. Please see the School Certifying Officials or the Veterans Retention Coordinator. 

My car broke or I can’t pay my rent. Is there any assistance for Veterans?

Yes, please see the School Certifying Officials or the Veterans Retention Coordinator. There are resources within the school and outside the school for you to contact

How do I contact my school certifying official?

Veterans Resource Center is located in Room E119 on the Appleton Campus. 

The office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Office phone: 920-735-5651


What if I have questions about my VA pay?

Contact the VA at 1-800-442-4551

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FVTC Veterans Resource Center
Appleton Campus, Room E119

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