Educational Components

Supporting Education for Returning Veterans (SERV) Classes

UA offers an academic and workforce success program for returning veterans. The program consists of three college-credit, general education courses that will help you convert your military training and experience into lifelong success skills. The program is an on-ramp for getting your college degree and for improving your employability. SERV is meant to equip you with tools necessary to succeed not only academically but to develop proven skills for success in everyday life. For more information, contact Cody Nicholls

Professional Resiliency Minor

The purpose of this minor is for students to understand, assess, plan, and apply resiliency practices that manage stress in a manner that fosters professional development within their chosen field. The minor incorporates resiliency skills grounded in research from previous practice here at the University of Arizona. By examining their own behaviors students will be able to determine which practices are either promoting or hindering their ability to grow professionally.

Veterans leaving military service and choosing to go to college benefit greatly from a comprehensive Resiliency skill set, as it provides the tools necessary to successfully transition into a new civilian career. This minor is also useful to students who are pursuing careers as first responders (police, fire, EMT) or going into fields such as Business, Psychology, Counseling, etc. Resiliency education is a marketable skill that can benefit most anyone because it prepares them for the stresses of the modern workforce. Employers want to hire people with Resiliency training because they are able to effectively reduce the stress levels of themselves and their colleagues, making the workplace happier and more productive.

For more information, contact Cody Nicholls

Student Veteran Tutoring

VETS is proud to offer free tutoring to student veterans by student veterans in a variety of subjects. Tutors are available throughout the academic calendar year, even summer. Tutors have individual schedules depending on their subject area, check-in with them at the SUMC VETS Center (immediate right as you enter the front door) or ask a Work-Study at the front desk.

VA Work Study Positions

If you’re a full-time or 3/4-time student in a college degree, vocational, or professional program, you can “earn while you learn” with a VA work-study allowance. You’ll earn an hourly wage equal to the Federal minimum wage or your State minimum wage, whichever is greater.

Though VETS itself has a limited number of positions, a VA Work Study position is guaranteed to any veteran using VA educational benefits. Click this link to learn more about the VA Work Study program.  

If you would like to seek a VA Work Study position through VETS contact:

For more information on VA Work Study positions elsewhere contact: 
Mike Spencer, Veteran Affairs
520-792-1450 x6027