The Veterans Education & Transition Services provides many resources to assist students at the University of Arizona. It also lists available resources for student veterans at UA.
Priority registration is given to students, using the GI Bill®, the semester AFTER they begin using their benefits. For example, a new/transfer student begins taking classes and using their GI Bill® benefits at the University of Arizona in Fall 2016 semester. They would then be eligible for priority registration for the Spring 2017 semester and continuing until the student is no longer using their benefits.
If you choose to attend another institution of higher learning while enrolled at The University of Arizona, you may be able to combine your enrollment hours to qualify for full time benefits. The second institution must be approved by the VA for education benefits and the course or courses you are taking must be required by your degree program. Please submit the Concurrent Enrollment 315 form to the Veteran Services Office.
Students who have accumulated 60 credit hours are placed on restricted status, meaning that only courses required by their degree program can be certified for payment. The VA will NOT pay for any online remedial courses or repeat courses that were previously passed. You are responsible for following your degree program; please pay careful attention to your degree requirements. It's recommended that you meet with your Academic Advisor each semester prior to registration.
If you are having trouble with a course and need a tutor, you may qualify for tutorial assistance. Tutorial assistance is available if you are receiving educational benefits at a half-time or greater rate and have a deficiency in a subject that makes tutoring necessary. You can be reimbursed up to $100 month, up to a maximum allowance of $1200.
If you would like to request tutorial assistance, please complete Form 22-1990t and bring it to the Veteran Services office.
If you are considering participating in a study abroad program make sure you fully understand what the VA will and will not pay for. There are additional steps you must take in order to receive educational benefits from the VA for study abroad courses. Download and print this checklist for more information.
Office Locations and Contact Information
UA Main, Phoenix, Online and Distance Campus Students
Student Union Memorial Center, Rm 404
Phone: (520) 621-9501
Fax: (520) 621-3665
College of Applied Science & Technology Campus Students
UA Sierra Vista Campus - Groth Hall, Room 107
Phone:(520) 458-8278 or (520) 626-2422
Fax:(520) 458-5823 or (520) 626-2492
"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 www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”