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Choosing a College


From big universities to community colleges, service members and their immediate family have plenty of options for pursuing their higher education degree. Military OneSource offers several tools to find the right institution for your education goals, resources to balance the cost and logistics of going to school, and the steps to successfully earn a degree. Don’t miss valuable information on federal tuition assistance programs and other benefits.

Find the best college fit with these resources:

College search tools

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A free online tool from the National Center for Education Statistics, lets you search through over 7,000 schools. Compare location, tuition, courses and financial aid information for universities and colleges nationwide. Save your searches to a spreadsheet to revisit and revise.

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Designed for participants of the Department of Defense Military Tuition Assistance Program, TA DECIDE provides education costs and outcomes, as well as information about other military students who are participating in the tuition assistance program.

Tuition Assistance Program

The Department of Defense’s Tuition Assistance program provides information on tuition costs at over 2,600 schools that are eligible to receive military tuition assistance. Compare costs, fees, grants, GI Bill® and other financial aid opportunities.

Let Military OneSource help you start the next chapter

Service members and their immediate family can benefit from numerous resources to find the right university at the right cost, no matter where you live or what you hope to study. Military OneSource is here to help you start the next chapter. Call 800-342-9647 anytime to schedule a specialty consultation with one of our education professionals. OCONUS/International? View calling options.

Resources, benefits and support services for choosing a college

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