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The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.
“It is an honor to be recognized again as a military friendly school," said Steven Borden, director of the Pat Tillman Veterans Center. "ASU and the Pat Tillman Veterans Center remain committed to continued development of programs and policies to support veterans and their families.”
In 2011 the university opened the Pat Tillman Veterans Center on the Tempe campus to connect veterans with academic and support service, as well as assist with certifying educational benefits.
Additionally, ASU was chosen as a University Partner for the 2012-2013 academic year in support of the Tillman Military Scholars program, which provides scholarships for active and veteran service members as well as their spouses.
In 2008 the Pat Tillman Foundation established the Tillman Military Scholars program, dedicated to supporting educational opportunities for service members and their families by filling the financial gaps in the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. The Tillman Military Scholars program covers not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care.
Veteran enrollment has risen to 1,727 students in 2012. There are currently 2,323 students at ASU who are receiving educational benefits, doubling the number since fall of 2009.
For more information on ASU's programs and services for veteran students, visit students.asu.edu/military or call Christian Rauschenbach, program manager for ASU Veterans Services, at 480-965-3115.