Military-Connected Benefits & Certifications (MCBC)


The Military-Connected Benefits & Certifications Office at The University of Arizona works in partnership with the Veterans Administration to assist military-connected students with GI Bill® Education Benefits and Tuition Assistance for active-duty, guard, and reserve service members.   

Military-Connected Benefits & Certifications Office 
Student Union Memorial Center, Room 404
Phone: 520-621-9501 |  Fax: 520-621-3665

Schedule an Appointment with a VA Program Coordinator

Tucson & Phoenix Campuses

Chris Behrends  gina Dowell aLEXIS GARIBAY

Distance, Online & Sierra Vista Campuses

Clara Gonzalez



  • Benefits, payments, & the online certification guide

Tuition Assistance

  • Fees associated with Tuition Assistance and more

Military Deployment & Leave of Absence

  • Options for students on military deployment


  • View some of the frequently asked questions about MCBC

Principles of Excellence

The University of Arizona proudly participates in the Principles of Excellence as directed by President Obama’s Executive Order. A student may submit a complaint if they believe their school is failing to follow the Principles of Excellence (i.e. unfair recruiting practices, credit transfer or change in degree requirements) through a centralized online reporting system via the Department of Defense website.

Military-Connected Benefits & Certifications  
Student Union Memorial Center, Rm 404
Phone: 520-621-9501
Fax: 520-621-3665

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official US government website.