Learn how school liaisons can help with a wide variety of child and youth education issues.
Higher Education for Your Children
You want to support your child's higher education goals, and Military OneSource stands by your side with information and resources to help. That, of course, includes paying for it. Military families have several options when it comes to financing a child’s college education, including scholarships, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits, education grants, loans and college savings programs. Your local school liaison is available to assist with all of your education concerns, including providing guidance with preparing for college. And the Office of Financial Readiness can help you plan financially for your child’s education. Your children’s goals are as important as your own, and Military OneSource is here to help you plan and pay for this .
Both individualized education programs and 504 plans document how children with special needs will reach their education goals. Learn about the differences between IEPs and 504 plans.
Exploring options, building a support network and self-advocating are steps students with special needs should take to prepare for their transition to adulthood.
You can help your child’s school get more funding through the Department of Defense’s Impact Aid for Military Connected School Districts. Just fill out and turn in the Impact Aid form or survey, and the Department of Education provides extra money for schools with a large number of military students.
The certification process has gotten easier for students age 18 and older covered as a child annuitant under the military Survivor Benefit Plan. SBP students now have more time to file their certifications each semester and can file school certification forms online.