ASU policies for student veterans

Arizona State University and the Pat Tillman Veterans Center are committed to making the academic life and all of its processes streamlined for student veterans. Listed below are university policies that take into account the benefits process and the life of active military and veteran students.

ASU policies that student veterans may refer to:

Book Deferment

ASU policies allow for deferred payments for eligible veterans for books, materials and supplies required for courses through a deferred payment plan while attending school.

To be eligible for deferred payment at the ASU bookstore, the student must verify eligibility under the Veterans Educational Assistance Act for Education Benefits at the Pat Tillman Veterans Center at one of the campuses AND not have defaulted in payment on any previous promissory notes.

Read more: Student Services Manual SSM-206-02

 

Military Activation

Arizona State University realizes that students may be called to U.S. military service and unable to complete a term due to these unforeseeable circumstances. If a student is called to active duty, staff in the Pat Tillman Veterans Center will assist students in completing the military activation process. It is recommended that this process be completed prior to deployment when possible.

Please submit a completed military activation form and a copy of your qualifying order to active duty to the Pat Tillman Veterans Center on your campus. If applicable, please also complete the Military Deferment Request for current student loans or previous outstanding student aid.

PDF icon militaryactivationform100611.pdf

Residency

There are three ways to access a reprieve from paying out-of-state resident tuition at Arizona State University:

  1. HB 2410, signed into Arizona law, allows in-state student status for tuition purposes to honorably discharged veterans of any branch of the United States Armed Forces, including National Guard and Reserves.

Requirements are:

  • Show proof of honorable discharge via DD-214, member 4 copy or DD Form 256

  • Acquire an Arizona state-authorized driver license

  • Register to vote in the state of Arizona

How to file:

  1. Log in to My ASU

  2. Access: https://students.asu.edu/residency

  3. Under Requesting Residency Classification, select residency reclassification application

  4. Choose the Veteran Exception Petition

  5. Send supporting documents (requirements) to residencydocs@asu.edu

2. Choice Act, Section 702

The Choice Act, Section 702 allows eligible individuals to be granted immediate residency, thereby receiving in-state tuition rates, by:

Residing in the state of Arizona
Completing at least one of the following:
Registering to vote in Arizona
Getting an Arizona driver license
Arizona Motor Vehicle Registration
Employment history in Arizona
Transfer of major banking services to Arizona
Change of permanent address on all pertinent records
Other materials of whatever kind or source relevant to domicile or residency status

To be eligible, an individual must be a veteran, or a spouse or dependent of a veteran, that has been discharged within the last 36 months from a period of active duty that was 90 days or longer AND using either VA Chapter 30 or Chapter 33 benefits.

How to file:

  1. Log in to My ASU

  2. Access: https://students.asu.edu/residency

  3. Under Requesting Residency Classification, select residency reclassification application

  4. Choose the Veteran Exception, Choice Act Petition

  5. Send supporting documentss (requirements) to residencydocs@asu.edu

3.  Yellow Ribbon Program

(If you are eligible for the HB 2410 or the Choice Act, section 702, you will not file an application for the Yellow Ribbon Program.)

ASU has announced that it will once again participate in this program for the 2015 – 16 academic year with up to 150 slots for undergraduates and three slots for graduate students. Per VA requirements, individuals must be 100 percent eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® to apply for this funding. Under rules that became effective August 1, 2011, the VA pays in-state undergraduate and graduate tuition and fees for eligible students, whether resident or nonresident. The Yellow Ribbon program is designed to help cover differences between resident and nonresident tuition. Under this voluntary program, institutions can enter into an agreement with the VA to help fund the additional expenses for eligible students. The VA will match each additional dollar funded by the institution, and the combined amounts may not exceed the full cost of the institution’s charged tuition for the VA-approved programs.

Read more.

Pat Tillman Veterans Centers

Downtown Phoenix campus
University Center Building, Room 130

602-496-0152
480-522-3058 Fax

Hours of Operation
Mon. – Fri.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Polytechnic campus
Administration Building

480-727-2773
480-522-3058 Fax

Hours of Operation
Mon. – Fri.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tempe campus
Memorial Union, Lower Level, Room 75

480-965-7723
480-522-3058 Fax

Hours of Operation
Mon. – Thur.: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

West campus
University Center Building, Room 120

602-543-8220
480-522-3058 Fax

Hours of Operation
Mon. – Fri.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City
Military Student Support

480-965-7723
480-522-3058 Fax

ASU Online
Military Student Support
militaryonline@asu.edu

480-884-1906
480-522-3058 Fax