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Student Benefits

UA South proudly serves its Veteran, Active Duty, Reservist and Dependent Students

The University of Arizona South is committed to adhering to and promoting Principles of Excellence when serving active duty servicemembers, veterans, spouses and other family members.

All military students may submit a complaint to the VA if you feel that UA South is failing to follow the Principles of Excellence as defined by President Obama's Executive Order 13607 signed on April 27, 2012.

For more information or to file a complaint please click here.

If you have never used VA education benefits at any institution of higher education, you must complete the appropriate application form, available here.

VA Educational Benefits you might qualify for:

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) The Veterans Administration determines your rate for Basic Allowance for Housing based on the location of the school administering your degree program (Tucson, Phoenix or Sierra Vista). This may be different from where you live or attend classes.
  • Montgomery GI Bill® "MGIB" (Chapter 30)*
  • Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
  • Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program "VEAP" (Chapter 32)
  • Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
*Note: Guard and Reserve members activated under Title 10 U.S.C. and who have served on active duty continuously for 24 months may qualify for Chapter 30 Active Duty benefits.

To prevent delays in receiving your education benefits, you must certify your enrollment prior to the beginning of each semester and/or summer session. Certification is accomplished using UAccess. Start by logging into UAccess Student.

In the Finances area of your Student Center, scroll down until you see Other Financial and choose Veteran Certification, then click on the double-arrow symbol to navigate to the Veteran Certification page:

Step 1 - Are you transferring your VA benefit to UA?

If you are a newly admitted student, always choose "I will" on the drop down menu. If you are a continuous student, please choose "N/A."

Step 2 - which term do you want to certify?

Step 3 - information about you and your benefits

Select any or all of the following that apply:

Step 4 - Yellow Ribbon Section


Step 5 - which courses do you want certified? Are you currently enrolled? Are you going to be studying abroad?

Step 6 - Disclaimer

Read and check (bottom of the page) that you understand the disclaimer: You must check this box in order to certify your UA enrollment to the VA. If you do not understand the disclaimer then contact the Military and Veteran Services Office at UA South.

Congratulations! You've successfully initiated your certification!

"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

Tuition Assistance “TA” program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier’s professional and personal development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by online education and is part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. Courses must be offered by schools that are registered in GoArmyEd (non Army Service members must obtain TA through their branch of service).

To learn more about Tuition Assistance click HERE.

For more information on your branch of service’s TA go to:

The Tutorial Assistance Program is available to students receiving VA educational assistance at half-time or greater. Up to $1200 is available to help you pay for necessary tutoring. If you would like to request tutorial assistance, please come to the Military and Veterans Services Office, Sierra Vista Campus - Groth Hall Rm. 107, or contact Clara Gonzalez.

You can also receive free tutoring services through partnerships with Cochise College and the UA Think Tank.

The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Program is offering a pilot program that provides online tutoring to DoD Service members at no cost. Service members can connect to a live tutor online at any time for one-to-one anonymous help with homework, test preparation, proofreading and more. The program was established to help ensure Service members have the necessary tools and resources to reach their higher learning and professional development goals. The program provides tutoring services with background-checked experts able to help with more than 40 college subjects, to include English, Algebra, Statistics, Physics, Accounting, History, Physiology and World Languages, in addition to writing projects such as research papers and creative essays. For more information, and to enroll please go to

"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