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Military | Veteran | Dependent Student Success Resources

VetSuccess on Campus

The VetSuccess on Campus program, through the Veterans Benefits Administration, places an experienced Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor directly on campus to provide assistance and support to veteran students and their eligible family members. This counselor will serve as a “one-stop liaison” for veterans on campus.

ASU’s VetSuccess on Campus counselor can assist you with:

  • Guidance and support while using your VA educational benefits.
  • Vocational exploration and assistance in selecting a suitable career.
  • Electing your health care benefits with Veterans Healthcare Administration. 
  • Information and referrals to VA medical centers and your local vet center.
  • Information on submitting a claim for disability compensation.
  • Employment information and assistance.
  • Locating community and other resources.
  • Information on VA benefits such as life insurance, home loan guarantee, vocational rehabilitation and employment, Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits, and other education benefits (Chapters 30, 32 & 35). 

Troy headshotTroy Rundle, MA, CRC
VetSuccess counselor at ASU
troy.rundle@va.gov | O: 480-727-5627 C: 602-318-0406
Virtual office hours via zoom
Monday and Tuesday, 9-10 a.m. | 3-4 p.m
Thursday 1-2 p.m. | 4-5 p.m.

Attend virtual office hours

 

PTVC Advocacy Team

The Pat Tillman Veterans Center is building a MOVEMENT of military affiliated students who are STRONGER TOGETHER! Our staff and team of student workers (VA work studies) facilitate outreach events across all ASU campuses and even sponsor individual students who are new to college life. The PTVC Advocacy Team is here to support our students being successful inside and outside the classroom, and we’re HAPPY to connect our students with resources or answer any questions via ptvcadvocate@asu.edu.

Please Don’t Hesitate to Reach Out With Questions/Issues Related to::
  • Withdrawal due to Military Activation.
  • Connection to ASU resources such as Tutoring, Career & Professional Development Services, Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services or Counseling.
  • The Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony.
  • How to register for our Military Affiliated ASU 101 class (LIA 294)
  • Potential partnerships with other ASU departments or third-party organizations.
  • Upcoming PTVC/ASU calendar events.
  • Locating community and other resources.

Hello from your success team

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Shawn Banzhaf
Assistant Director, Student Success

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Beno Thomas 
Student Success Advocate

Staff and locations

 

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Our Veteran Recruitment Coordinator is here to help. 

Connect with our veteran admission representative to receive additional assistance with veteran-specific items. 

Here to help

 

Advocacy resources

Resources available at ASU

 

Resources outside of ASU

Student veteran academic success classes

Student Success for Veterans — LIA 294
For on-campus students only.

The objective of the course is to forge positive relationships among a small network of veterans for the common purpose of academic success, university integration, resource management and transitional support.

Designed for the student veteran, the course provides an outstanding opportunity to get to know other veterans and to learn about various resources available from ASU, the state of Arizona and the Department of Veteran Affairs. To request permission to enroll and receive the section number (SLN), email PTVC. Please include your ASU ID number in the email. 

Email PTVC

Veteran Academic Success class: ASU 42 Online Orientation — ASU 42
For online students only.

ASU offers a one-week, online program — ASU 42 Online Orientation (ASU 42). Veteran and military students enrolled in this course will explore ASU academic, veteran and career resources, discover the value of a university degree from a research institution, discuss academic integrity, explore the tools used in online courses, and craft a plan to balance work, school and life. 

Register for ASU 42
 

Program highlights

Veterans, society and service concentration
Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies
The concentration in veterans, society and service embraces ASU's charter mission by crossing intellectual disciplines to critically analyze and engage the relationships between military and civilian cultures. This innovative program, based on socially responsible scholarship drawn from disciplines of history, politics, psychology, sociology, social justice, and the arts, prepares students to address and reduce the military-civilian divide.
 
Learn more

Working with military families certificate
Important complexities surround the dynamics of military families. Military personnel, veterans and their families face unique issues and challenges such as navigating military culture and dealing with multiple deployments, war, combat, trauma and death. Students interested in careers focusing on these families desire to understand normative family processes, stress and coping, and military culture and leadership.

Learn more

 

 

Student veteran math tutoring

 

The Pat Tillman Veterans Center has partnered with the ASU Tutoring Center to make veteran math tutors available on the Tempe campus. 

 

Tutor Subjects Online availability

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USMC Reserve, aerospace engineering

CHM 114
CSE 110
MAE 201
MAT 242,
265, 266,
267, 275

Monday: 11 a.m. –
1:30 p.m.

Tuesday – Friday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Community resources

Veterans and their families often need support beyond academic success support. We’ve listed resources below that you might look for at different times throughout your time at ASU.

Arizona Department of Veteran Services — Phoenix Office

This site provides general state benefit information for Arizona veterans as well as resources for VA benefits.

3839 N 3rd St. Ste 209 

Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-255-3373
www.azdvs.gov 

Department of Defense/Service branches

These sites contain general information regarding each military branch and service.

Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Muskogee Regional Processing Office
PO Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888

Muskogee Regional Processing Center, email inquiries: muskrpo@vba.va.gov
1-888-442-4551

This site is an excellent resource for locating information regarding your VA educational benefits, eligibility and payment information.

VA Homepage
Monthly enrollment verification for CH. 30, CH. 1606 and CH. 1607: 1-877-823-2378 or WAVE online

Federal Department of Veterans Affairs

Health, compensation, home loan, education, appeals, life insurance, vocational rehabilitation and burial benefit information. 

3333 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012
1-800-827-1000

House Committee of Veteran Affairs

This site provides up-to-date news and information on legislation and legislators working for veterans and veteran's benefits issues.

veterans.house.gov

National Archives and Records Administration

This site can assist students looking for past military service records. 

archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records

The Vet Center

The Vet Center provides a variety of counseling services to veterans and their families, including post-war adjustment assistance. 

vetcenter.va.gov

ASU policies for student veterans

ASU 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 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.

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ASU 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.

Under Arizona revised statutes, certain active duty military members, veterans, and dependents of active duty military members or veterans, may qualify for resident tuition rates if they have demonstrated objective evidence of intent to be a resident of Arizona – for example, an Arizona driver’s license or Arizona voter registration. Please visit ASU’s residency website and use the Residency Navigator and associated Military or Veteran buttons to learn more about the requirements, residency petition steps, and petition deadlines.

By Arizona statute, no failing grades received by a veteran at an Arizona university or community college before military service may be considered when determining admissibility. This exception applies only to veterans who fulfill these three criteria:

  • Are honorably discharged.
  • Have served in the armed forces of the United States for a minimum of two years.
  • Have previously enrolled at a university or community college in Arizona.

Military service records must be submitted, including DD form 214.

Please note that while the veterans exception policy assists in gaining admission to ASU, individual schools, colleges or programs of study which have a higher GPA requirement will consider all previous coursework completed by prospective students.