Introduction - Tuition Waiver
The tuition waiver program provides eligible veterans or surviving dependents with tuition-free education at any public state university or community college.
As outlined in A.R.S 15-1808, here are the types of eligibility criteria for the tuition waiver (applicants must meet one of the criteria and be accepted into the institution where they’d like to utilize the tuition waiver):
1. Dependent spouse and/or children up to age 30 of an Arizona National Guard Member or member of the United States Armed Forces who was a resident of the state of Arizona or stationed in Arizona AND who was killed in the line of duty or who died from injuries suffered in the line of duty while traveling to or from duty.
2. A member of the Arizona National Guard who received a Purple Heart Citation on or after September 11, 2001.
3. A former member of the Arizona National Guard who was medically discharged from the Arizona National Guard due to an injury or disability suffered:
a. During status under title 10, United States Code; OR
b. In weekend training status; OR
c. In annual training status; OR
d. In response to a state of emergency declared by the Governor.
4. A person who is a former member of the United States Armed Forces:
a. Who received a Purple Heart Citation; AND
b. Who was a resident of the State of Arizona or was stationed in Arizona at the time of the injury that resulted in the Purple Heart Citation; AND
c. Whose disability rating determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs is 50% or more.
How to Apply
Please use the Tuition Waiver and Verification Form (available for download by clicking HERE) provided by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services for educational support of veterans wounded in action or injured in the line of duty, and dependents of service members killed in the line of duty.
Email the completed form to: [email protected]
Or, return the completed form by postal mail to:
Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services
3839 N 3rd St - Suite 209
Phoenix, AZ 85012-1570
For questions, email [email protected] or call 602-234-5804.