Prospective veteran students

Prospective veteran students

Important forms and benefit types

It’s vital to stay on top of the university and VA forms. Review these forms as they may apply to you. Not sure which ones are required? Contact us, and check out our how-to videos.

VA Benefits Forms

Not sure if you're ready for higher education?

Take our "Is College Right For Me?" survey! PTVC has partnered with PreVeteran to create something our community can use to navigate common thoughts experienced when considering school after the military. We hope this tool will help service members successfully transition to student life.

Check Your Mindset





ASU’s veteran recruitment coordinator is here to help

Connect with a veterans and military affiliated admissions representative to receive additional assistance with veteran and military affiliated specific items.

Connect with admission rep

Top school for veteran and military-connected students

Creating a welcoming and supportive environment for our veteran, military and dependent students by helping them be successful inside the classroom and beyond has long been an ASU objective. That’s why ASU has repeatedly been recognized by Military Times as a top school for veterans and military-connected students for both our on-campus and online programs.

Criteria used by Military Times to determine its Best for Vets list include university culture, academic outcomes and quality, student support, academic policies, and cost and financial aid.

PTVC events

The Pat Tillman Veterans Center hosts various events throughout the year to keep our community connected to the university and each other. These events are a great way to meet fellow students or get support from PTVC staff, and many events have options to allow both online and in-person students to attend.

PTVC events

Admission Services events

Explore the many live-hosted sessions with ASU enrollment, academic team members and current students who can answer your questions. Learn about the admission and enrollment processes through virtual admission presentations, academic college sessions, application and financial aid workshops, and more.

Review admission events

We’re here to help


The Pat Tillman Veterans Center at Arizona State University wants to help you find success. If you want to be a part of the solution and drive towards positive outcomes, we'll be there with you every step of the way. This starts from your interest in attending ASU all the way through graduation and beyond.

The legacy of Pat Tillman and what he was committed to is important to us. That's why we do what we do to support you and other military connected and student veterans. We look forward to seeing you around campus.

Shawn Banzhaf Executive Director


Shawn Banzhaf
Executive Director
Pat Tillman Veterans Center

ASU veteran/dependent checklist  Active duty military checklist

What is it like being a student veteran at ASU?


Get your benefits started

If you are currently serving, a veteran or a military dependent and have VA education benefits to use, visit the Veterans Affairs website to complete the VA application and locate your additional supporting documents.

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PTVC tip: Submit your application and documents directly to the VA using one of these methods:

  • Online at (easy to do and fastest processing).
  • Mail to Department of Veterans Affairs, PO Box 8888, Muskogee, OK 74402-8888.
  • Ask VA portal. You may upload and submit a completed PDF version of an application.

If you have questions on the best benefits available, contact ASU's Vet Success On-Campus Counselor.

The ASU VetSuccess on Campus position is currently vacant. The VA is working diligently to find someone to fill the position as soon as possible. If you need help, please don't hesitate to reach out to with questions or concerns.

Explore and apply to ASU

Once you’ve submitted your application for VA benefits, start exploring ASU — and when you’re ready, apply.

Step 1

Browse ASU degree programs and activities

Browse ASU degree programs and opportunities for research, internships and involvement in student clubs.

Degree programs

Step 2

Apply to ASU

You can apply to ASU as a first-year, transfer or graduate student before receiving your Certificate of Eligibility Form or submitting your 1905 Form to the VA.

Apply to ASU

Reimagine your path to ASU 

Everyone’s path to earning an ASU degree is different. Additional resources and pathways are available for you to take advantage and create the right track for you. 

Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound is a free educational program that assists veterans in Maricopa and northern Pinal County with improving academic skills and transitioning to the college of their choice. Eligible participants are low-income or first-generation, potential college students.

For veterans who qualify for enrollment, there are no monetary expenses. The only real expenditure is in the form of time and effort.


Start planning your transfer to ASU with the MyPath2ASU™ transfer experience. Choose from more than 400 course-by-course major maps that lead to on-ground and online ASU bachelor’s degrees. By picking a major and identifying your transfer institution, MyPath2ASU™ helps to identify what courses to take at your transfer institution for your ASU major. Save time, money and minimize loss of credit during your transfer journey.

Earned Admission

Earned Admission is an opportunity that allows you to gain admission into ASU by successfully completing a series of online Universal Learner Courses that count towards your degree. With Earned Admission, you can begin taking ASU classes online today, with no application or transcripts required. Please note, Earned Admission is not a GI Bill® approved program.

"GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

Your next steps

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