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Veteran/Military Services

With multiple campuses and a long history of educating service men and women, ASU-Beebe is committed to assisting active-duty military, veterans and their families with educational funding. It is our privilege to assist veterans in taking advantage of the numerous educational opportunities available through the GI Bill and other programs. Whether you are a new, returning, or transfer student, we are here to help you transform your life and reach your educational goals. 

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veteranservices@asub.edu
Veteran/Military Services 
501.882.8932 General Financial Aid Questions: finaid@asub.edu
Beebe Campus 1000 Iowa Street
Beebe, AR 72012
501.882.8845
Heber Springs Campus  101 River Crest Drive
Heber Springs, AR 72543
501.362.1211
Little Rock Air Force Base Campus  1490 Vandenberg Blvd., Suite 115 
Jacksonville, AR 72099
501.988.4151
Searcy Campus  1800 East Moore Avenue 
Searcy, AR 72143
501.207.6253

Supplemental Resources 

Veteran, military members and their dependents will be charged in-state tuition regardless their resident circumstances (e.g., where they reside, their state of residence or whether the course is online versus in-class). This allows our veteran and military students to have as little out-of-pocket expenses as possible. All military service members who are eligible for Tuition Assistance must consult with their education advisor, Education Service Officer, or counselor within their military service PRIOR to enrolling at ASU-Beebe in order to obtain approval for Tuition Assistance. Additionally, currently enrolled personnel receiving Tuition Assistance must consult with their education advisor, Education Service Officer, or counselor PRIOR to changing their program of study at ASU-Beebe to continue receiving Tuition Assistance.
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Veteran students who have disabilities and may need accommodations for classroom and/or testing access should contact Tisha Marzewski, Disability Services Coordinator, at 501.882.8863 or tlmarzewski@asub.edu.
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Veterans Crisis Line 1.800.273.8255 (Press 1)
Military Crisis Line 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
Direct Deposit/Contact Information 1.800.827.1000
 Debt Management 1.800.827.0648
 GI Bill® Education Information Line 1.888.GIBILL.1 (442.4551) 
 Monthly Verification of Enrollment  1.877.823.2378
 VA Medical System Enrollment  1.877.222.8387 
 Life Insurance  1.800.669.8477 
Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD)    1.800.829.4833
 National Call Center for Homeless Veterans  1.877.4AID.VET (424.3838)
 VA Caregiver Support Line 1.855.260.3274 
 Wounded Warrior Resource Center  877.TEAM.WWP (832.6997)
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Please request your official transcript from the following sources and have it sent to the address below:

Go to the web address for any institution that you have taken course and have the official transcript(s) mailed to:

Arkansas State University-Beebe
Admissions Office
P. O. Box 1000
Beebe, AR 72012

If you have any questions regarding the submission of transcripts, call Registrar at 501.882.4415 or Admissions at 501.882.8860.

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Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA): 
Active Duty and National Guard members may be eligible for FTA. Veterans can receive up to $250 per semester hour for classroom and/or distance learning degree at accredited public and private institutions. All applications for Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) must be submitted online and they are due PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASSES. For the most current guidelines, please visit the Go Army Ed website at www.goarmyed.com.

National Guard Tuition Waiver:
The National Guard Tuition Waiver is a state funded award to assist Arkansas service members with their educational expenses. A soldier can receive up to 120 credit hours of tuition paid, up to a Bachelor degree. For the most current guidelines, please visit the NC website at http://www.arguard.org/Education. The service member must complete the FAFSA (fafsa.gov), YOUuniversal (scholarships.adhe.edu), and NGTW applications (http://www.arguard.org/Education).

Military Dependent Scholarship Program (sponsored by ADHE):
Waiver of tuition, fees, room and board at any public college, university, or technical institute in Arkansas for dependents and spouses of Arkansans who were killed or missing in action or who were prisoners of war or who are totally and permanently disabled.

http://www.adhe.edu/divisions/financialaid/Pages/fa_programs.aspx

For complete information regarding the Military Dependents Scholarship Program (MDS), please see the MDS Rules and Regulation or call 501-371-2050.

Other:
Have you applied for Federal Title IV aid or State aid? You may qualify for assistance and it will not affect your VA benefits: www.fafsa.ed.gov and www.adhe.edu

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/scholarships-for-military.pdf

www.militaryscholar.org

www.studentaid.ed.gov/pubs

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In recognition of your military service to the United States of America, Arkansas State University-Beebe honors your service and your graduation by providing a red, white, and blue Military Honor Cord for you to wear as a part of your commencement ceremony regalia.

If you meet graduation requirements and are an honorably discharged U.S. veteran or currently serving in the U.S. military (Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserves), you are authorized to wear the Military Honor Cord.

The cords are provided to you at no cost by ASU-Beebe Student Services. Cords may be picked up from the Student Success Center in the McKay Student Center, Room 202. If you have any questions, contact Abe Chambers at 501.207.6212 or email achambers@asub.edu.

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Tuition Assistance and VA Chapters

Active Duty and National Guard members may be eligible for Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA). Tuition Assistance benefits are administered by each branch of service. 

Army 
Marine Corps
Navy
Air Force
Army National Guard

* All military service members who are eligible for Tuition Assistance must consult with their education advisor, Education Service Officer, or counselor within their military service PRIOR to enrolling at ASU-Beebe in order to obtain approval for Tuition Assistance. Additionally, currently enrolled personnel receiving Tuition Assistance must consult with their education advisor, Education Service Officer, or counselor PRIOR to changing their program of study at ASU-Beebe to continue receiving Tuition Assistance.

 

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The Tuition Assistance Top-Up Program allows funds from the Montgomery GI Bill® (Active Duty) or the Post-9/11 GI Bill to be used for tuition and fees for high-cost courses that are not fully covered by TA funds. After applying for tuition assistance in accordance with the procedure for the student's service branch, complete VA Form 22-1990 to apply for the Top-Up Program - make sure to specify "Top-Up" on the application. 

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The Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) program provides up to 36 months of education benefits to veterans and service members, who have at least two years active duty. Chapter 30 benefits may be used for a variety of educational opportunities, including college degree and certificate programs, technical or vocational courses, and correspondence courses. Developmental courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from honorable active duty.

Complete VA Form 22-1990 (Application for VA Education Benefits) at Vets.gov - print the confirmation page at the end of your application.

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Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program assist entitled veterans or service members with a service-connected disability and employment handicap to prepare for, find and maintain a job. A Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) works with veterans to determine if an employment handicap exists that impairs the veteran or servicemember's ability to obtain and maintain employment due to a service-connected disability.

A Veteran participating in the VR&E Program, who qualifies for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, can elect to receive the GI Bill rate of pay instead of the regular Chapter 31 subsistence allowance. In most cases, the GI Bill rate is higher than the regular Chapter 31 rate of pay. To elect the GI Bill rate, the Veteran must have remaining eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and must formally elect the GI Bill rate.

Additionally, Chapter 31 VR&E benefits include payment of all required books, fees and supplies as well as other supportive services.

Complete VA Form 28-1900 (Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation).   

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The Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to active duty individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after September 11, 2001, honorably discharged veterans, Purple Heart recipients or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Chapter 33 is comprised of multiple payment options depending upon eligibility.

Complete VA Form 22-1990 (Application for VA Education Benefits) on Vets.gov - print the confirmation page at the end of your application.

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The transferability option under the Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill® allows service members to transfer unused benefits to their spouses or dependent children. The request to transfer unused benefits to eligible dependents must be completed while the member is still actively serving in the Armed Forces. 

After DoD has approved Post 9/11 transfer of benefits to your family member, complete VA Form 22-1990e (Application for Family Member to Use Transferred Benefits) on Vets.gov - print the confirmation page at the end of your application.

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Chapter 35 Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition, or service members who were missing in action (MIA), captured or forcibly detained longer than 90 days. The program offers up to 36 months of education benefits for new eligible dependents. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Developmental courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Complete VA Form 22-5490 (Dependents’ Application for VA Education Benefits) on Vets.gov - print the confirmation page at the end of your application.

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EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2016

Educational Assistance Allowance for trainees under the Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (Ch. 1606 of Title 10, U.S.C.). The following basic monthly rates are effective October 1, 2016.

 

Institutional Training
Training Time Monthly Rate 
Full time $369.00
3/4 time $276.00
1/2 time $184.00
Less than 1/2 time $92.25
Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training 
Training Period Monthly rate
First six months of training $276.75
Second six months of training $202.95
Remaining pursuit of training $129.15
Correspondence and Flight - Entitlement charged at the rate of one month for each $368.00 paid.

Cooperative - $369.00

Correspondence Payments - 55% of the approved charges

Flight Payments - 60% of the approved charges

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Students may communicate directly with the Department of Veteran Affairs concerning VA Education Benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs website or by calling 1.888.442.4551 (Students should get the name of the person they speak with at the customer services number.). 

Veterans Benefits Administration Education and Training Comparison Chart/Payment Rates

 Veteran's Certification Request

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