Free Tuition for Spouses of Veterans in Arizona

Breanna Doorlag and her husband, Nebraska Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Corey Doorlag
March 5, 2024

PHOENIX - Did you know that Arizona proudly supports Veteran spouses by offering free tuition to Arizona’s universities and participating community colleges?

This initiative is specially designed for the spouses of honorably discharged Veterans who reside in Arizona. The award covers up to the full cost of in-state tuition and mandatory fees, after accounting for any other financial aid. This means that the financial burden of pursuing higher education can be significantly reduced, allowing you to focus on your academic, career, and personal growth.

To be eligible for this remarkable opportunity, applicants must:

  • Be an Arizona resident: You need to be, and continue to be, a resident of Arizona while receiving the scholarship
  • Qualify for In-State Tuition: Please refer to the specific residency requirements at Arizona State University (ASU), Northern Arizona University (NAU), and the University of Arizona (UA)
  • Be a spouse of an honorably discharged U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
  • Be admitted and enrolled at ASU, NAU, the University of Arizona, or a participating community college
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Allow the release of information necessary to determine continued eligibility for the scholarship

Please contact for more information on how this program can support your educational goals.

Service members, Veterans, and their family members may also be eligible for other programs and services for employment, housing, legal support, transportation, funding for social activities, peer coaching, and much more. Call the Be Connected support line Monday–Friday at 866-4AZ-VETS (866-429-8387) from 8am–5pm M.S.T. to see what other support programs or resources are available.