UAFS requires all students using VA Educational Benefits to request their hours be certified with the UAFS Veteran Coordinator (VA Certifying Official) every semester in which they want to have their classes certified to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Please complete the request to certify form (link below) when schedule is finalized. If wait-listed for a class, please wait to request certification until after the class has been added.
National Guard Tuition Waiver
Undergraduate students in either the Arkansas National Guard or Air National Guard are eligible for a 50 percent tuition waiver provided a letter of good standing is submitted from the guard unit to the Veterans Coordinator. This waiver must be applied for each semester. Waivers can be used for fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Veteran Resource Center
UAFS now has a Veteran Resource Center located on the first floor of the Campus Center in 120A. Office hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 6;00 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The center will be closed during all campus observed non-class days. The telephone number is (479) 788-7155.
UAFS provides early enrollment on a priority basis for all of our student veterans and their eligible dependents
Student veterans who graduate from UAFS receive a red, white, and blue honor cord to wear at graduation. Veteran students may also apply for SALUTE Veteran National Honor Society. SALUTE members where a stole at graduation, and receive a certificate and challenge coin when joining. Please contact the Veterans Coordinator, Dawn Webster, at 479-788-7092 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your cord. For more information about graduation, click on our Graduation and Commencement link.
Student Veterans Organization (SVO)
The SVO seeks to establish and maintain a network of student veterans, dependents, and supporters of veterans attending class at UAFS, and to form partnerships with other veteran-friendly agencies in the community. The SVO provides veterans and current service members with the resources, assistance, direction, and support necessary for the successful transition from military to student life. The organization strives to emphasize personal, professional, and academic success for all student veterans.
SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society
SALUTE is a national academic honor society recognizing veterans and military personnel who have demonstrated outstanding performance in the academic setting. One of the primary goals of SALUTE is to acknowledge, congratulate, hail, pay homage, pay respect, pay tribute, present arms, and recognize members who have shown courage, strength, leadership, excellence, and perseverance in their military endeavors and now are showing that same commitment to their academic careers. There are four tier of academic achievement for SALUTE members based upon cumulative GPA: Alpha (3.75-4.00); Bravo (3.50-3.74); Charlie (3.25-3.49); and Delta (3.00-3.24).