Military Family Reuniting

Top 3 Education Questions for Military Family Members

The Top 3 Education Questions that military family members want to know are…

  1. Is going to college a distant hope or a real possibility?
  2. Are there educational assistance programs available for military family members?
  3. How do I start my education journey?

Yes, it is a real possibility and yes there are programs to help you! This is your opportunity to find the answers to your questions and take the first step toward realizing your academic dreams. The Department of Defense Voluntary Education Program is hosting its second Virtual Education Fair on Thursday, August 11, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time), as a way to answer your questions in a no-pressure, easy-to-use environment.

  1. Is going to college a distant hope or a real possibility?

The Defense Department is committed to making higher education more accessible to family members of service members and veterans. The online fair is designed to enable your participation from anywhere in the world. That’s right, easy on-line access to educational assistance resources and all you need to do is participate.

The online platform offers a no-pressure atmosphere for you to discuss education programs, support services and affordable education options, with more than 40 academic institutions and government organizations. You’ll receive information on what to expect during the college application process, from the beginning and beyond.

  1. Are there educational assistance programs available for military family members?

One program that is available to you right now is Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families, providing tutoring and homework help at no cost to eligible military spouses and dependents, 24/7, anywhere you are stationed around the world. Also, the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program may offer the tools and support you need to find a satisfying career. Your future matters and these new opportunities will help many of you get a head-start, turning that distant hope into a reality.

  1. How do I get started on my education journey?

Sign up for the DoD Virtual Education Fair today @ www.dodeducationfair.com

During the fair, representatives from schools and government organizations will be available via live chat to offer informative, pressure-free discussions with participants to learn about the following topics:

  • Financial aid options to help defray the cost of a post-secondary education
  • Degree and certificate program opportunities
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits for eligible family members
  • Credentialing opportunities
  • Tuition and fee information

Registration is required to participate in the virtual education fair, so go to www.dodeducationfair.com today to register. Registration is quick and easy, asking only for a username, location, e-mail, major interest, education level and how participants heard about the education fair.

We also want to make sure you connect during the on-line event!  Tip #1- Participants are encouraged to use their mobile devices, if access to the event via government computers is unavailable. Register today for the DoD Virtual Education Fair on August 11. SEE YOU THERE!!

 

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Kirstin Savage

Education Operations Technician at DANTES
Kirstin Savage serves as the command customer service specialist for the Communications Division and develops and delivers multimedia outreach products. With more than 20 years of service in the DANTES Examinations Program and Troops to Teachers, she was awarded the CCME William E. Kennedy Award in 2012 for her superior efforts. From Washington State, she is a cooking enthusiast and enjoys family, friends and traveling.