Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Best For Veterans Award   Military Friendly Logo   Military Advanced Education Top Colleges and Universities logo

At Arkansas State University, it is our privilege to assist veterans in taking advantage of the numerous educational opportunities available through the Montgomery GI Bill® and other programs. Regardless of whether you are a new student, a returning student or transferring to our campus from another institution, we are here to help you find the resources you need to make the most out of your time at A-State.

Veterans of recent military service, and the dependents of certain other servicemen, may be entitled to educational assistance payments from the Veterans Administration. Reservists and members of the National Guard may also be eligible for monthly educational benefits. Additional information for members of the National Guard and Reservists can be found by clicking here.

Arkansas State University is an approved institution for veterans and veterans' beneficiaries training.

Our Veteran Affairs Representative offers the following assistance to veterans:

  • Help students apply for Chapter 30, Chapter 33/ Post 9/11, Chapter 1606, Chapter 1607, and Chapter 35. Once students apply and get their Certificate of Eligibility, the hours will be submitted to the VA for payment processing.
  • Assist with kickers, which are paid to National Guard/Reserves.
  • Evaluate military credit for college credit.
View information on Applying for VA Benefits >>

If you need to obtain a copy of your military transcript, please see the link below:

Joint Services Transcript >>


The School Certifying Official should be your first stop when inquiring about VA benefits and information.  

Traditional (On Campus) Students contact Peyton Josephson by email  pjosephson@astate.edu or by phone - 870-972-3023.

A-State Online Students (A-State Online) contact Uriella Jones by email ujones@astate.edu or by phone - 870-680-4831.

We look forward to working with you as you continue your education at A-State!

Shameka Holmes is the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for A-State students. You can contact her by email at shameka.holmes@va.gov or by phone at 870-680-8025. 

Certification Request

This form must be completed and submitted each semester to be eligible to receive Veterans Educational Benefits at A-State. The student is responsible for ensuring the submission of this form each semester.

View the Certification Request form >>

Beck Center for Veterans

The Beck Center for Veterans is located in the Donald W. Reynolds Center. For more information regarding the Beck Center for Veterans, please visit their website.

Additional Resources

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Additional information regarding educational assistance can be found on the VA website.

Visit the GI Bill® page of the VA website>>

 Military OneSource

More information on federal tuition assistance can be found on the Military OneSource website.

View their guide on the Military Tuition Assistance Program >>    

University Advising Center

View their Information for Students page >>

Financial Literacy

Advice on how to make wise use of money can be found on the Neil Griffin College of Business website.

View their Financial Literacy page >>

Disability Services

Information on A-State's support services for students with disabilities can be found on the Disability Services website.

Visit the Disability Services website >>

Counseling Center

Support that may help you perform better academically, or cope with your emotions, can be found on the Counseling Center website.

View the Counseling Center website >>

Career Services

Resources for students in preparation for internship and career opportunities can be found on the Career Services website.

Visit the Career Services website >>