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Financial Aid for Military and Veterans

Financial Aid for Military and Veterans

Tuition Assistance and other

Financial Aid for Veterans and Military-connected Students

Education benefits for veterans, their spouses, their dependents, and for military-connected students are offered by the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD). Prospective students are encouraged to explore all options and select those that are the best fit based on individual circumstances, needs, and eligibility. 

Students who wish to use their VA education benefits are encouraged to visit the VA Education and Training Website in order to determine eligibility. In some cases, students may be eligible for more than one VA Benefit and will have to make a selection based on what benefits them the most.

East Arkansas Community College is proud to participate in the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (DoD MOU).

Each military service branch has its own criteria for Tuition Assistance, and to initiate TA authorization, you must FIRST contact your unit's Education Service Officer (ESO), military counselor, or the local installation Education Center.

For additional information, please review your military service website for details on eligibility and the process for requesting Tuition Assistance.

Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard

Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard

Coast Guard

Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve

Navy, Navy Reserve

Speak with your branch's education officer, career counselor, or benefits specialist to ensure eligibility, and gain approval from your commander before utilizing federal Tuition Assistance. Follow the military service branch and component-specific instructions on requesting Tuition Assistance. See your base Education Services Officer (ESO) prior to enrolling in classes.

Submit your approved TA authorization statement to East Arkansas Community College's Veterans Affairs Specialist, Janice Wallace, at

East Arkansas Community college offers various federal, state and institutional financial aid packages:

For more information on the college's efforts to support veterans and military-connected students, see our Veterans Affairs and our Veterans Tuition Policy pages.

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