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Breaking News: Governor Evers Signs Bill Supporting Wisconsin National Guard Education

Governor Evers Signs Bill Supporting Veterans

Breaking News: Governor Evers Signs Bill Supporting Wisconsin National Guard Education

In a significant move supporting veterans' education, Governor Evers has signed into law the 2023 Wisconsin Act, also known as Senate Bill 744. This legislation brings about crucial changes to the tuition grant program for National Guard members, overseen by the Department of Military Affairs.





Here's a breakdown of what the act entails:


Enhanced Tuition Grants: The act revises various sections of the statutes, amending and creating provisions to bolster the tuition grant program for Wisconsin National Guard members. This includes adjustments to tuition grant amounts, eligibility criteria, and repayment conditions.


Improved Efficiency: Section 6 of the act emphasizes coordination between the Department of Military Affairs and qualifying schools. The aim is to establish a streamlined process for distributing tuition grants, ensuring efficient administration and timely disbursement of funds to student accounts.


Stricter Accountability: The legislation imposes stricter conditions for receiving tuition grants. Guard members must maintain good standing within the National Guard, meet academic progress requirements, and remain actively drilling members during the term for which the grant is awarded.


Repayment Requirements: Guard members who fail to meet eligibility criteria or obligations outlined in the act may be required to repay the tuition grant. This repayment can be enforced through various means, including the tax intercept program.


Effective Date: The act's provisions come into effect immediately, with initial applicability to applications for tuition grants for academic terms beginning after the enactment date.

This legislative action underscores the state's commitment to supporting veterans' educational pursuits and ensuring the effectiveness and integrity of programs designed to assist them. As veterans, it's essential to stay informed about such developments that directly impact our opportunities for educational advancement and future success.


The signing of Senate Bill 744 marks a significant step forward in providing Wisconsin National Guard members with greater access to educational opportunities, empowering them to pursue their academic goals and build brighter futures beyond their service to the nation.


John Reuter

Founder & Host

The Veteran Realtor


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