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Wisconsin veterans get one of highest college tuition breaks under new GI Bill

Wisconsin veterans get a better deal than most for free or low-priced college tuition.

The new GI Bill covers enough in tuition-and-fees to give veterans serving in Iraq and Afghanistan a free education at state's most expensive public college program. In Wisconsin, that's $663 a credit, the tuition for the Oshkosh nursing program.

It's one of the highest per-credit awards in the nation.

Also, 31 Wisconsin private schools offer lower-cost tuition to in-state veterans. And at some places, it's free.

The higher-priced private schools can voluntarily give tuition breaks under the GI Bill, and the federal government matches their discounts.