Due to the COVID-19 situation, many services are now available remotely. The department has established the use of our Advising Appointment Request application. For continuing & returning students please, use this link to view open advising appointments. Reminder that during the COVID-19 situation all advising appointments will be conducted via telephone call or zoom conference application. If you book an appointment and need to cancel or reschedule your appointment please, ensure that you do so. If you are a new or transfer student you will need to contact the Veteran Services Office either by calling the office at (928) 344-7622 or by email at veteran.services@azwestern.edu.

Welcome to Veteran Services

The Veteran Services office at Arizona Western College is your point of contact for receiving information, applying and certifying your educational benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs and/or Department of Defense.

Learn more about the opportunities offered for paying for college as a Veteran.

 

Our Mission

The mission of Veteran Services is to successfully transition and integrate student veterans into higher education. Our goal is to provide student veterans with the superior services and support they deserve, while bringing campus-wide awareness of military and veteran culture. Veteran Services collaborates with community veteran organizations to form innovative partnerships to enhance educational and career opportunities for our student veterans.

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Meet Our Team

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Coordinator/Advisor
Rebecca Cordero-Torres, M.A

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Compliance Coordinator
Jose Vega, M.Ed

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Support Specialist
Andrew Ustaszewski, M.B.A

New Students

If you are a new student, take your first steps toward enrollment.

Continuing Students

  1. Enroll in classes.
    Your classes must follow the Degree Plan you have specified with the VA.

    Note: To change your program of study, you must make an appointment with the Academic Career Advisor for Veteran Services.

  2. Request Veterans Benefits for the semester.
    Every semester you need to complete a Enrollment Certification Request Online. This informs the VA of your upcoming schedule. This form MUST be completed every semester or when any CHANGES are made to your schedule, in order to receive benefits.

  3. Request a Facts Tuition Deferment if needed. Do this through Self-Service

  4. Throughout the semester, if tutoring becomes necessary, this can be funded through the VA. Ask our office for more information. There is also free tutoring available at our Student Success Center.

  5. Students receiving benefits under Chapters 30 and 1606 are required to verify their enrollment every month.
    This can be done by calling 1-877-823-2378 or going to the WAVE system.

Transfer Students

Students who are transferring from another college or university need to fill out a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training, or VA Form 22-1995 if using VA Educational benefits

Dependents are required to fill out a different form, the Request for Change of Program or Place of Training for Survivors' and Dependents Education Assistance, or VA Form 22-5495.

These forms need to be completed and submitted to the veteran services office.

They can also be completed on VETS.GOV

Apply to Arizona Western College

Follow the New Veteran Student Checklist.

Principles of Excellence

Arizona Western College will comply with Executive Order 13607

"Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members."

Thank you for your service!

More Information

Veteran Supportive Campus

Arizona Western College has been designated by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (AZDVS) as a Veteran Supportive Campus.

 

 
 

Meet Our Donor

In 2015, SEE4VETS endowed The Military Legacy Scholarship at Arizona Western College to inspire student veterans to “persist and advance” in their school work and employment endeavors. Funds granted to Arizona Western College back then continue to facilitate and sustain many veteran-centric academic and non-academic support programs.

 
 

Contact Info

Phone: (928) 344-7622
Fax: (928) 344-7543
Location: 3C - Top Floor
Hours:
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

  • Friday (remote only): 9:00am - 3:00pm