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Military and Veteran Services

Military and Veteran Services

Students who are eligible for military education benefits may have several options based on service time and military commitments. This can include active duty Tuition Assistance, MyCAA and VA education benefits. The Veterans Services and Military Advisement Departments work together creating a seamless student experience setting students up for success. While using your eligible military education benefits, you will work closely with Military Advisement from start to finish.

Military Advisement

Military Advisement

Military and Veteran Academic Advisement supports all military service members, spouses, dependents, and veteran students by:

  • Advising students on Rio Salado programs, policies and procedures
  • Evaluating all unofficial transcripts & official military transcripts
  • Creating check sheet/education plan in Rio Compass
  • Creating student agreement forms for active duty students and spouses using DOD Tuition Assistance & MyCAA (Military Spouse Scholarship)
  • Coordinating with Veteran Services to assist students with VA enrollment certification requirements

Email: military.advisor@riosalado.edu
Call: 480-517-8500 

Veterans Services

Veterans Services

The Rio Salado Veterans Services department is committed to assist students with navigating the required steps to utilize their VA education benefits towards an eligible program of study.

  • Advise students on MCCCD and Rio Salado policies and procedures required for enrollment
  • Educate students on how to effectively use their VA education benefits and manage/resolve payment coverage for courses
  • Certify enrollments to the VA for eligible VA education benefits
  • Provide campus & community resources to students in need of assistance with advising, tutoring, testing, counseling, and other life challenges outside of school

Email: va@riosalado.edu
Call: 480-517-8153