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.


Get started


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.


Forms


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.


Checklist

Scholarships and resources for military spouses and dependent students

Events

ASU Family Weekend
Join ASU Family for an unforgettable weekend exploring campus with your student and enjoying fun, family-friendly activities across all four campus locations.

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.

Resources

Sun Devil Student-Parent Network
The Sun Devil Student-Parent Network supports ASU students who are parents or who have dependents for whom they provide care. For more information, check out ASU's resources for students with families.

ASU Family
ASU Family is deeply committed to providing resources, education programs and opportunities to connect you and your Sun Devil with other families and the wide array of experiences available at ASU.

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.

Housing
ASU offers several housing assistance programs and pathways. If you are in need of housing assistance, email militaryadvocate@asu.edu 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.

Sexual violence prevention and response 
Sexual and relationship violence are widespread in society and have a profound impact on individuals and their communities. It takes a community of care to support victims and survivors, and ASU provides a variety of reporting options, resources and educational programs to prevent sexual misconduct.

How does ASU support military dependent students?

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