Monthly Memo

September 2009

In This Issue

HEAB Furlough Days

HEAB will be closed on the following days due to the furlough:

  • Monday, October 12, 2009 — Columbus Day
  • Friday, November 27, 2009 — Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Monday, February 15, 2010 — Presidents’ Day
  • Friday, May 28, 2010 — Friday before Memorial Day
  • Monday, October 11, 2010 — Columbus Day
  • Friday, November 26, 2010 — Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Monday, February, 21, 2011 — Presidents’ Day
  • Friday, May 27, 2011— Friday before Memorial Day

We will keep you updated if there are any changes to this current schedule.

Veterans Tuition Remission Information

HEAB, WTCS, UWSA and DVA (Department of Veterans Affairs) have been working together the last few months to sort out the new state and federal changes to veterans benefits. We have recently formed a database group with representatives from all of the organizations listed above. We will work together to improve data collection needed to process the annual reimbursement to institutions and also develop a process for schools to inquire about students’ 128 credit limit. More information will be available at the UW financial aid directors meeting on August 19 and at the WTCS financial aid officers State Called meeting on September 18. We will also send periodic email to veterans certifying officials and registrars at both systems as more information becomes available.

The Wisconsin 2009-2011 Biennial Budget Act clarifies the total WI GI Bill eligibility to 128 credits or 8 semesters, whichever is longer, for the combined total credits and semesters attended at all UW System and Wisconsin Technical College institutions. For example, if a student has already used 30 credits of WI GI Bill tuition remission at a Wisconsin Technical College, and 30 credits of WI GI Bill tuition remissions at UW Institutions, that student will have 68 WI GI Bill credits remaining of the 128 total credits allowed. The Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board is responsible for tracking the total WI GI Bill credits used by a student at all Wisconsin Technical College and University of Wisconsin institutions.

The UWSA has a section on their web site that provides the latest information about veterans’ benefits.

Notification List Distributed

Thursday, August 6

Distributed Wednesday afternoons:

August 12, 19, 26

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

October 7, 14, 21, 28

November 4, 11, 18

AES List Distributed

Thursdays

August 27

September 10, 24

October 8

Voucher Processing

Tuesdays and Fridays for files uploaded by noon.

WHEG and TG Updates — 2009-2010

TG Current This Time Last Year
Committed 129.78% 122.58%
Spent 5.50% 16.33%
WHEG-TRIBAL Current This Time Last Year
Committed 142.05% 161.32%
Spent 0.00% 0.00%
WHEG-UW Current This Time Last Year
Committed 125.88% 122.88%
Spent 29.73%% 32.02%
WHEG-WTC Current This Time Last Year
Committed 156.69% 170.33%

Spent
18.05% 29.06%

Please check our web site for current notification list and voucher processing schedules.

Upcoming Events

Scheduled HEAB Board Meetings: October 9, 2009; February 26, 2010; April 30, 2010 (if needed); August 6, 2010

WASFAA Fall Conference: November 4-6, 2009 at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells

WASFAA Spring Conference: April 21-23, 2010 at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan

Scheduled HEAB Training Dates: September 17, November 19

Please contact me by phone at (608) 264-6181 or by email at connie.hutchison@wi.gov if you have suggestions, questions or concerns.

Connie Hutchison
Executive Secretary



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