FAQs

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I may be eligible to attend ASU using VA benefits. Who do I contact for this information?

I may be eligible to attend ASU using VA benefits. Who do I contact for this information?

The Pat Tillman Veterans Center locations on all four campuses has been tasked by ASU to serve veterans who are using Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits to pursue college degrees.

What do I need to do to get my educational benefits started at ASU?

What do I need to do to get my educational benefits started at ASU?

The first step would be to apply for admission to the university. Once you are accepted, contact the appropriate ASU program advisor (check My ASU for your advisor information). After you have enrolled in your courses, see Next steps for newly admitted students.

How do I start a file for veteran benefits?

How do I start a file for veteran benefits?

To start a file and initiate benefits for the term, sign a VA Benefits Responsibility Form, complete a Prior Credit Evaluation with your academic advisor, and fill out a VA Enrollment Activity Form. These forms are submitted directly to the Pat Tillman Veterans Center. For the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, please include your latest letter from the VA that details your benefit level and months/days of benefits remaining (Certificate of Eligibility). See Next steps for newly admitted students.

Do I need to bring any paperwork with me to the office?

Do I need to bring any paperwork with me to the office?

If you are a veteran and eligible for Ch. 30, Montgomery G.I. Bill, bring your member 4 copy of the DD-214.

If you are eligible for Ch. 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits, provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to a Pat Tillman Veterans Center.

If you are eligible for Ch. 1606, Montgomery G. I. Bill - Reservists/National Guardsmen, provide a Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE), DD-2384 form, which is available from your unit’s Educational Officer.

If you are eligible for 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program, provide your orders calling your to active duty and your DD214 (member 4 copy) when released from active duty.

How do I find out if I have any benefits left?

How do I find out if I have any benefits left?

Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-800-827-1000.

Can I apply for financial aid in addition to using my VA benefits?

Can I apply for financial aid in addition to using my VA benefits?

Yes. According to legislation passed in June 2009, effective July 2009, VA benefits are no longer considered when determining financial aid eligibility.

What extra benefits do I get for applying as a veteran?

What extra benefits do I get for applying as a veteran?

We very much want all veterans to self-identify when applying to ASU, whether using benefits or not. By identifying as a veteran, you will receive veteran specific communications and content during the period from application through enrollment. Then, while completing your degree program at ASU, we will help make sure you are connected with other veteran and military student career, networking, professional development and social opportunities.

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What fees are covered under my GI Bill?

What fees are covered under my GI Bill?

Any fee that is universally charged by the university is covered by the GI bill.  If the fee is one that is optional your benefit will not cover it. To verify if the fee is covered, please email ptvc@asu.edu.

"GI Bill®" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Does my GI Bill cover the $300 enrollment fee?

Does my GI Bill cover the $300 enrollment fee?

No, since the enrollment fees are not attached to a course of study these fees cannot be covered under your benefits.

Is there a waiver or reduction in the application fee for veterans?

Is there a waiver or reduction in the application fee for veterans?

The application fee applies to all students and there is not a veteran exception.

Where should I send my transcripts?

Where should I send my transcripts?

Official transcripts should be sent to Admission Services from the issuing institution to the address below.

Admission Services
Arizona State University
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

How does the Joint Service Transcript (JST) work at ASU?

How does the Joint Service Transcript (JST) work at ASU?

ASU awards credit at the undergraduate level in accordance with the American Council on Education recommendations. JST credit cannot be used for completion of General Studies requirements.

JSTs received at ASU will be automatically reviewed for all transferable credit. These credits will be reflected on each student’s degree audit report. Academic advisors will evaluate transferable credit for applicability to each student’s program of study.

Because of the sequence involved in this process, typically a student must be admitted to a program of study in order to determine how their JST will affect degree completion.

Your JST is available at: https://jst.doded.mil/smart/dodMandatoryBannerForm/submit.do

What do I do with my CCAF (Community College of the Air Force) transcript?

What do I do with my CCAF (Community College of the Air Force) transcript?

Go to http://www.airuniversity.af.mil/Barnes/CCAF/Display/Article/803247/ and have it sent to ASU like a traditional transcript.

Can I start classes online and switch to resident courses after I move there?

Can I start classes online and switch to resident courses after I move there?

You can start at ASU Online but will have to change majors if you want to take resident courses after relocating. 

I heard that veteran and military students receive an honor stole when they’re ready to graduate. Is that true?

I heard that veteran and military students receive an honor stole when they’re ready to graduate. Is that true?

Yes! Veteran and military students are awarded an honor stole.

If I get deployed during the semester, what should I do?

If I get deployed during the semester, what should I do?

As soon as possible let your instructors and advisors know, then contact the military advocate at militaryadvocate@asu.edu to ask them what your options are.

"GI Bill®" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill