Military spouse and dependent students

Here at Arizona State University, family matters. We are personally familiar with the dedication and sacrifice it takes to be a military spouse or dependent. It is our mission to provide the same to you on your education journey at ASU.

Military benefits

Are you unsure of how to start the process of applying for your transferred VA education benefits? Check out these steps.

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Benefit forms

After submitting your applications for benefits and for admission to ASU, there are a few more forms you’ll need to fill out.


Veteran checklist

We’ve created a checklist to help guide you through the benefits process. Refer to this for helpful tips about applying and succeeding at ASU.


Scholarships and resources for military spouses and dependent students


Military and Veteran Dependents Welcome Event
This is an opportunity to learn about your military benefits and resources for dependent students, and is an introduction to your Pat Tillman Veterans Center team. You won’t want to miss this important event. Read more from ASU Now.

Family events
Celebrate university traditions, experience campus activities and more during a spirit-filled weekend. With events ranging from academic college open houses to the Devils on Mill block party, ASU Family Weekend will feature something for every member of your family to enjoy.

Scholarship opportunities

Marine Corps scholarship
Are you a child of an active duty or veteran Marine? You could be eligible for a scholarship offered by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

ASU scholarship portal
Explore all of the different scholarship opportunities available, start applying and save your applications through ASU’s Scholarship Portal

Yellow Ribbon
The Yellow Ribbon Program is designed to help cover the difference 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.


Child care subsidies
ASU cares about helping student parents with their coursework-related child care costs. Funded by the Graduate and Professional Student Association and Undergraduate Student Government, you may be eligible for child care-related financial assistance.

Residency: The Veterans Access, Choice And Accountability Act, section 702
The Choice Act, Section 702 allows eligible individuals to be granted immediate residency, thereby receiving in-state tuition rates. 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.

ASU offers several housing assistance programs and pathways. If you are in need of housing assistance, email to get connected to the resources you need.

Jobs and internships 
There are all kinds of employment and internship opportunities at ASU, and many are specifically tailored for military-affiliated students.

How does ASU support military dependent students?

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