Veterans and Military Families

The U.S. Department of Education’s Web page for veterans, the members of the military, and their families:

  • Provides information on scholarships and grants to veterans and members of the armed forces and their families who meet the applicable eligibility criteria related to education;
  • Offers veterans and military spouses information intended to help them secure a job;
  • Reports legislative changes that affect the military and their families;
  • Gives information about collaborative efforts of DoD and ED to assist veterans, military personnel and their families in advancing their educational opportunities; and
  • Supplies information in support of quality education for military dependent children.

Upcoming Career Expos for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities DOC (16.0 KB)

Reporting on Veteran Employment Activities at ED

  • Veterans' Employment Operational Plan (FY 2010 – 2012)  DOC (1.22 MB)

Education Benefits
Sources intended to equip veterans with the information that will help them to fairly compete in today’s competitive job-placement environment and information on funding for education for military personnel and their families.

  • Financial Aid
    Source for free information, guidance, and tools for federal student assistance
  • Parents
    Information on federal funding for elementary and secondary school programs for children
  • Students
    Free source on preparing for and funding education beyond high school

External Links to Additional Education-related Resources
Online information that assists veterans, and members of the military and their families with scholarships and employment.

  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    Based on service requirements, potential entitlements from institutions of higher learning.
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
    Lists educational benefits for military veterans who have served since Sept. 11, 2001.

Other Programs and Services
Provides funds to recruit, prepare, and support former members of the military in a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge, and experience are most needed; also helps these individuals find employment in high-need local education agencies (LEAs) or charter schools.

Veteran’s Upward Bound Program
Designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education.

Disabled Veterans Services
Gives information that will assist our nation’s disabled veterans and their families in understanding disability as defined by the law, accommodations, and potential discrimination.

Military Spouse
Provides information about employment and education specifically for military spouses.

Department of Education’s Veterans Employment Program Office
Aimed at increasing the employment of nondisabled and disabled veterans throughout the Department and encouraging their integration into the ED workforce nationwide through effective training, career development. and promotional opportunities.

DoD-ED Memorandum of Understanding
Establishes a framework for collaboration between the two departments to address the quality of education and the unique challenges facing K–12 children of military families.

News and Publications
News, Including Changes to Benefit Veterans
Information from DoD, ED, and Congress for veterans, members of the military, and their families

  • Legislative Updates, Committees, and Summits
    Inform veterans, members of the military and their families of legislation, committees, and summits that will affect their lives
  • Regional News
    Report activities, events, and meetings within the regions that involve veterans, members of the military and their families
  • Webinar
    Conduct live meetings, training, seminars, or presentations via the internet.

Newsletters, pamphlets, and resources from the U.S. Department of Education

  • For Your Information
    A wide variety of resources for military personnel and their families, from homework assistance to vacation locations for service members returning home

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Last Modified: 05/20/2011