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A great deal of research related to education opportunities for service members and their families has been conducted over the years in response to Service, DoD, or national concerns and questions. Provided below are links to some relevant research.

United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, Committe on Veteran's Affairs, House of Representatives. "Veterans Affairs: Improved Planning Needed to Guide Development and Implementation of Education Benefits System," July 2007.

United States GAO Report to Ranking Minority Member, committee on Veterans' Affairs, US Senate. "VA Student Financial Aid: Management Actions Needed to Reduce Overlap in Approving Education and Training Programs and to Assess State Approving Agencies," March 2007

United States GAO Report to Congressional Committees. "Troops-to-Teachers: Program Brings More Men and Minorities to the Teaching Workforce, but Education Could Improve Management to Enhance Results," March 2006.

Harrell, Margaret C., Nelson Lim, Laura W. Castaneda, and Daniela Golinelli. " Working around the Military: Challenges to Military Spouse Employment and Education," Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2004.

United States GAO Report to Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, US Senate. "Veterans' Education Benefits: Comparison of Federal Assistance Awarded to Veteran and Nonveteran," February 2002

Buddin, Richard, Kapur, Kanika. "Tuition Assistance Usage and First-Term Military Retention," Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2002.


American Education Week Did you know there is a network of educational institutions that wants to help service members earn their college education? These schools have an agreement to accept transfer credit from each other, making it easier to continue pursuing your educational goals, even with frequent PCS moves. Find out if the SOC program is right for you!

The Latest - Voluntary Education Overview Through programs offered by Department of Defense (DoD), the United States Coast Guard, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), service members can enroll in and complete courses leading to high school diplomas, undergraduate, and graduate degrees at little or no cost to the student.


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