How friendly to Veterans is Arizona State University?

How vet-friendly is Arizona State? Find info and statistics of interest to veterans below.

Arizona State University is a Good Choice For Veterans

Standing #7 overall on our ranking of the Best Colleges For Veterans, Arizona State University is a good choice if you are interested in a quality education coupled with factors we think are important to veterans.

Of the 39,961 undergraduate students at Arizona State University, 4,246 of them are Post-9/11 G.I. Bill ® recipients as reported by the VA, which we use to determine the number of veterans at the college. Note, this number does not include any active duty military personnel that are attending this college via Tuition Assistance, so the total military population is likely larger than this.

Why Does Size Matter?

A large number of veterans attending a college means the college and faculty are more used to supporting and accommodating the needs of veterans.

Federal Program Participation

There are several federally funded groups that set standards for colleges educating service members, Arizona State University participates in all of them. Participation in these programs plays a key role in helping us determine how good an option a college is for veterans.

Principles of Excellence
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Vet Success on Campus (VSOC)
Eight Keys

What does all this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in certain programs:

Career and Vocational Support

Educational and Vocational Assessments and CounselingVSOC
Accommodate Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.POE
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.POE
Regionally or Nationally Accredited view all accreditationsMOU
Provide information that increases accountability and transparencyMOU
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)MOU

Benefits Support

Willingness to accommodate a full-time VA employeeVSOC
Assistance to Veterans applying for other VA benefits VSOC
Community and on-campus outreachVSOC
Educational and Vocational Assessments and CounselingVSOC
Adjustment counseling to resolve problems that interfere with completion of education programs and entrance into employmentVSOC
Referrals for more intensive health services, including mental health treatment through VHA medical centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, or Vet CentersVSOC
Referrals to community organizations as neededVSOC
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.POE
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.POE
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.POE

Counseling Support

Referrals for more intensive health services, including mental health treatment through VHA medical centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, or Vet CentersVSOC
Adjustment counseling to resolve problems that interfere with completion of education programs and entrance into employmentVSOC
Referrals to community organizations as neededMOU
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.POE
Provide educational plans for all military and Veteran education beneficiaries.POE

Spouse and Dependents Support

Survivors and Dependents AssistanceVSOC
Communication with student Veterans and their dependents to address questions regarding VA education benefits, health services, and general VA benefitsVSOC

Credit for Military Experience

Credit For Military TrainingACE
Accepts ACE CreditsACE
Accepts Credits by Exam (i.e. CLEP, DSST, ECE)ACE

Credit for Other Experience

Advanced PlacementAP
Life Experiences
Appeal, Appeal, Appeal

Don't accept a credit decision like it is an order from your commander that must be followed. There is usually a process at most colleges to appeal any transfer credit acceptance decision. If you can convince the school that your previous class is similar enough to a class at their school you can often get them to change their decision. Spending an hour or so doing that can save an entire semester's worth of work and money.

Campus Resources for Veterans

Veteran Services Office
VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Counselor
Troy Rundle

Local Student Veterans of America Chapter

4505 s hardy dr apt 1109
Tempe, Arizona

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Air Force ROTC

Complaints To The VA

Financial Issues5
Quality of Education1
Refund Issues2
Recruiting / Marketing1
Changes in Degree Requirements1
Grade Policy0
Transfer of Credits0
Job Opportunities0
Release of Transcript1
Total Distinct Complaints (complaints may have multiple types)6

Additional Awards

Military Friendly

Nearest DOD Adult Education Centers

  • Luke AFB, Education Services Flight
    Luke AFB, AZ
    DSN Phone: 312-896-7722
  • Davis-Monthan AFB, The Davis-Monthan Professional Development Center – PDC
    Tucson, AZ
    DSN Phone: 312-228-4815
  • MCAS Yuma, Life Long Learning & Education
    Yuma, AZ
    DSN Phone: 312-269-3248

Nearest DOD Transition Assistance Programs

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

  • Do you have a full time VA employee on campus? If so, how do I contact them?
  • Which programs and majors participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and which do not?
  • What is your policy for accepting transfer credits from other colleges?
  • Who determines the relevance of prior courses to courses offered here and their applicability to my intended major?
  • What is your process for appealing initial transfer decisions I don't agree with?
  • Which special majors or course areas have "final year" or "final semester" residency requirements?
  • Which nationally accredited colleges do you accept credits from?
  • What are the most popular majors among veterans at this college?
  • Where do most of the veterans that attend this college live?
  • How many active duty military personnel are attending this college via Tuition Assistance benefits?
  • How do I contact the Veterans Services office?
  • Where is the Veterans Services office located?
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