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Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission


The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission is a partnership between the Defense Department and state governments that addresses some of the educational challenges transitioning children of military families encounter. The Compact addresses the key issues encountered by military families such as eligibility, enrollment, placement and graduation.

The goal of the Compact is to replace the widely varying policies affecting transitioning military students. The Compact leverages consistency. It uses a comprehensive approach that provides a consistent policy in every school district and in every state that chooses to join.

Children of active-duty members of the uniformed services, National Guard and Reserve on active-duty orders, commissioned officers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Unites States Public Health Service, and members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired for one year are eligible for assistance under the Compact.

The Compact also covers students of members who die while on active duty for a period of one year following their death.

How this resource helps

This benefit helps military-connected students by working to ensure a smooth transition from one duty station to the next.

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Reach out to MIC3 if you face education challenges when you move

The MIC3 can assist you with a range of issues related to a child’s education. If you are facing challenges at your new location with eligibility, enrollment, placement and graduation, reach out to the MIC3 for help.

How to access this resource

The MIC3 website has an interactive map to help locate assistance. These state-level pages provide contact information for state-level education agencies and installation school liaisons within the state.

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