RANGER RESTART: Updates, resources, and FAQs

Our goal is to serve each of our military and veteran students and family members as you have served our country. Your service to our country means something at Parkside!

Wondering who you should contact? Reach out to one of the members of our support team.

Veteran Services operational hours: 

Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 3:30pm 
Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm 

Veterans Services

Wyllie Hall D173
Brad Behling

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The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program

Before you can apply for Federal Military Tuition Assistance, you’ll first need to visit your installation’s education office. There, you’ll receive college counseling to assist you in developing an education plan. Once that’s done, you can submit your Military Tuition Assistance request.

In order to be considered for Military Tuition Assistance, you’ll need to submit a completed authorization form to your Military University Representative at least two weeks before your class start date.

Depending on your branch, you may be eligible to receive up to 100% Federal Tuition Assistance from military service, with a $250 cap per semester hour and a $4,500 annual limit.

Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply for Financial Aid.  How to Apply


Why attend Parkside?

  • Small campus where faculty and staff value YOU
  • Ability to connect YOU to the resources of the UW System
  • Priority registration for veterans
  • Small class sizes help make the transition back/into the classroom as smooth as possible
  • Easy transfer of military credits
  • YOU will fit in at a campus that is made up of students of all ages
  • We focus on YOUR individual needs as a team…a team made up of designated veteran liaisons from various campus offices and department to serve as a resource to YOU

COVID-19 Updates 

Do Institutions of Higher Learning report enrollment changes when they convert from a standard grade scale (A, B, C…) to a Pass/Fail or other grading system due to COVID-19 national emergency?

No, there is no need to report a conversion from a standard grading scale to a Pass/Fail or similar grading systems but there are other implications in doing so. Depending on the IHL’s grading policy, classes taken Pass/Fail may result in a nonpunitive grade if the student fails the class. Rules about nonpunitive grades have not changed.

Although VA does not typically make payments for classes resulting in nonpunitive grades, if COVID 19 is reported as mitigating circumstances for the student’s receipt of a nonpunitive grade (i.e., Fail in a Pass/Fail class) VA will pay for the class.

An Institution of Higher Learning which converts an approved residence training modality course to an online training modality for that course (distance learning), should not submit changes when the conversion is the only factor. The law only authorizes this special authority from March 1, 2020, to December 21, 2020.

Educational institutions which convert modalities as described above do not need to submit enrollment adjustments for the current term.

Only converted courses – School Certifying Officials cannot certify resident credit hours to VA for online courses when there is no approval for a resident training counterpart.

The new law applies equally to current and new students enrolled in the converted courses.

Post 9/11 GI Bill Beneficiary – Monthly Housing Payments: What happens when a modality changes for enrollment terms due to COVID-19?

Based on the new law, Post 9/11 GI Bill students who pursue resident courses converted to an online modality solely due to COVID 19 will continue to receive the MHA rate for resident training. The law only authorizes this special authority from March 1, 2020, to December 21, 2020.

Note: other types of changes to the student’s enrollment status may affect payments. Non COVID-19 related changes must still be reported per normal requirements.

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