Congratulations to ASU's Veteran Student Graduates: Class of 2021

Congratulations to ASU's Veteran Student Graduates: Class of 2021

Arizona State University's veterans center

The Pat Tillman Veterans Center provides support for student veterans and dependents. Explore ASU's veteran affairs and services, and get help with your education benefits.

You've got this.

You've already learned how to succeed in one world-class organization, and now you’re moving on to another one: Arizona State University. We’re glad you’re joining us.

Sure, there’s some transition to learning in a new environment, but we’ve got your back. Your new team at ASU is here to help you succeed.

Changes to tuition and fee debt under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

Under Section 1019 of Public Law 116-315, the VA has changed how it will handle debts created due to course withdrawals. Under the new law, tuition and fee debt for withdrawals after the 100% refund deadline will be billed back to Arizona State University. ASU will hold Chapter 33 students responsible for this debt. Because of this, ASU will no longer be offering anticipated payments to Chapter 33 students after the summer 2021 semester. Summer 2021 anticipated payments will be by request only for those who have other accepted financial aid and meet the eligibility criteria. Additionally, ASU will be adopting a two-step certification process, certifying only credits prior to the 100% refund deadlines of any session. Tuition will be submitted only after the respective session refund deadlines. Students are encouraged to plan their finances accordingly, since anticipated payments will no longer be available in the fall. However, tuition payment due dates will still be deferred until the end of the semester for all students using their VA benefits. Students are encouraged to carefully consider any potential debt impact before withdrawing from classes. Please contact us if you have any questions. 

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Veterans Scholar Program

The Veterans Scholar Program is designed to enhance the academic, professional and civic impact of student veterans at ASU. The 2020-2021 cohort application is closed but stay tuned for the 2021-2022 application.

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Pat Tillman's story

ASU honors the life and legacy of former football star and military veteran Pat Tillman. Learn more about Pat’s story and other fallen ASU veteran alumni.

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ASU@Lake Havasu

ASU@Lake Havasu is a natural fit for student veterans. Learn more about our campus in western Arizona and see if it’s right for you.

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What's it like being a student veteran at ASU?

Podcast: What’s it like being a student veteran?

ASU is proud of our military veterans and feel it’s our duty to serve the men and women who served us. Through efforts like the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, ASU works hard to help veterans transition to life as an ASU student and help them succeed. Hear Emily and Ben talk to ASU student and Marine Corps veteran Chris Cadeau about his experiences as a student veteran at ASU.

Honoring student veterans at ASU

At the end of each semester, the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and the ASU Alumni Association recognize student veteran graduates with the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony. Every year the ceremony grows larger, with more than 150 graduates and 700+ guests in attendance this year. It is a point of pride for our student veterans and their families.

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Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony

The Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony showcases more than 100 veteran graduates and 700+ guests in attendance. Read our article in the College Times and check out our photos of this ceremony unique to the ASU veteran community.

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Student spotlight: Joshua Loescher

Joshua Loescher, spring 2019 outstanding interdisciplinary graduate for the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions online master’s degree program, is a Wisconsin Air National Guard fire chief. His capstone project examines the impact of converting firefighters from being federally funded employees to regular federal employees. Read more about Loescher’s work here




Pat Tillman Veterans Center Honor Roll

To recognize those who have gone above and beyond to support members of our student veteran and military community, we’ve created the Pat Tillman Veterans Center Honor Roll.

Veteran, military and dependent students, and Pat Tillman Veterans Center employees are encouraged to nominate any ASU faculty or staff member, or other community member (including a parent, student, or other university or community college professor) who they believe is deserving of special recognition for their commitment to supporting the veteran and military community at ASU.

Honorees will receive a framed Honor Roll certificate and citation, and will be featured on the center’s social media accounts.

Nominate someone

"Arizona State University is proud to serve our military veterans and their dependents as they undertake the pursuit of their educational goals. The Pat Tillman Veterans Center honors the legacy of its namesake by providing a quality resource where our Sun Devil veterans can gather, find assistance and receive the support necessary to ensure their success within the ASU community."

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