The Arkansas Department of Higher Education can provide free tuition and fees at any state supported college, university, technical school, or vocational school. For more information about Arkansas education opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members and their families, visit our education resources.
Arkansas institutions of higher education, trade schools, and vocational schools classify certain service members as in-state to reduce tuition and program fees if the student qualifies as any of the following:
The Arkansas state government and the United States federal government provides medical benefits for veterans and service members. These resources are available:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Social Security Disability Benefits for Wounded Vets
Veterans Health Administration Locations
Federal VA Healthcare Facilities in Arkansas
We have partnered with Workforce Connections to provide a jobs database that translates your military experience into civilian job opportunities. (link out to database)
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services is dedicated to providing employment counseling and referral services specific to the needs of veterans. In addition, the department offers a job development program to create jobs for veterans.
Known as the Natural State, Arkansas is rich with opportunities to spend time in the great outdoors. Arkansas offers discounts that allow retired military and veterans to take advantage of outdoor activities, including state parks, hunting, and fishing.
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission provide discounts to make hunting and fishing affordable for veterans and retired military. The following licenses are available to military veterans and retirees at the Little Rock office and by mail: