Veteran Benefits

Benefits available to Veterans in Arkansas

​Arkansas deeply values the contribution of veterans and seeks to honor veterans by providing benefits that make the state a great place to call home.


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.

In-State Tuition

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 State of Arkansas is committed to connecting employers with skilled veterans and transitioning service members.

Employment Counseling

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.

Activity Discounts

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:

​Arkansas offers benefits for active duty service members that make the state a great place to call home. Additionally, Arkansas provides benefits for veterans and retirees when to ease the transition out of uniform.

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