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.
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 .
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.
Military families have two scholarships designed just for military kids to help ease rising college costs. The Fisher House Foundation administers the Scholarships for Military Children Program and the Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship.
With the many available scholarships, grants and other options for financial aid, paying for college doesn’t have to be intimidating.
So, your child is ready for college — and you’re ready to support their education goals. Now you just need to figure out how to pay for it. Luckily, you’ll find lots of resources to help military families finance their children’s college, from saving plans to scholarships.