Spouse of Military Veteran Tuition Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The State of Arizona has established the Spouse of Military Veterans Tuition Scholarship to provide for coverage of tuition and fees pertaining to undergraduate degrees at the University of Arizona. The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) was appropriated $10 million and has oversight of the program. The first awards for this scholarship are available for Spring 2023. 


Scholarship Criteria

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Current spouse of an honorably discharged veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States
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Enrolled in classes at University of Arizona


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Enrollment in a bachelor's degree program 
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Classification as an in-state Arizona resident

How to Apply

Veteran spouse applicants are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for consideration of federal aid, scholarships, and public grants, with this scholarship serving as a "last dollar" award to cover the remaining cost of tuition and fees after all other aid is received.
Spouses who are eligible for the Department of Veteran Affairs Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) may elect to accept those benefits instead of this scholarship, and only one of these can be designated as the final payment source.  Funding for this scholarship is dependent on availability.
The residency classification requirements/processes can be found on the residency classification website for students who do not have to complete the residency classification process through their Next Steps Center. Students would first need to complete the Statement of Residency Classification and if additional information is needed, a Domicile Affidavit. There are other residency classification exceptions that might apply after a student completes the SORC/Domicile Affidavit and our residency classification coordinators would work with students to identify those options.

Please visit the Scholarship & Financial Aid webpage for a complete list of scholarship terms and conditions. 


Apply for the Spouse of Military Veteran Scholarship 


Military-Connected Benefits & Certifications  
Student Union Memorial Center, Rm 404 | 1303 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: 520-621-9501  |  Email: veterans@arizona.edu