Government Relations

UW System Position on Bills Introduced in the Legislature During the 2005-2006 Session

Pending Legislation

AB 378
Re-enrollment of veterans

Full Description

(Musser) Students who were forced to withdraw from school after September 11, 2001, because they were called into active military service are able to be reimbursed for tuition, fees and prorated room and board or to get an incomplete and be allowed to complete the courses within six months of leaving the service without paying additional tuition or fees.

This bill requires the colleges and universities to reenroll the student beginning in the semester following his or her military discharge or the next succeeding semester, whichever the student prefers.

Military Affairs Committee Hearing scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, 2005

UW System Position

SUPPORT: This bill is strongly supported by the UW System and is very much in keeping with the UW’s long-standing commitment to its men and women who serve in the U. S. Armed Forces in times of conflict. At its April 10, 2003 meeting, the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System passed a resolution that expressed “strong support and gratitude for the valor and dedication of all those in the University of Wisconsin System who are serving their country”; and expressed “a commitment to making every effort to ease their transition when they return to the university.”