Education & Employment
Whether you are a service member thinking about a college degree, a military spouse wanting to connect with a network of military-friendly employers or a parent hoping for a smooth school transition for your child, Military OneSource offers practical information and resources for pursuing education goals and achieving career aspirations. Take the next steps to make your education and career ambitions come true.
What Service Members Should Know When Choosing a College
Thinking about college? You already have the discipline it takes to pursue higher education. From big universities to small colleges, you have plenty of options and each has something unique to offer. Here’s how to compare your college options and find the right institution for your education goals.
The Department of Defense Education Activity — Strong Foundations for Military Kids
With frequent moves for military families, finding the right school for your child is a crucial way to ease their transition. Department of Defense Education Activity schools provide education for children of service members and Department of Defense civilians that’s competitive with any school system, from pre-K through high school.
Report Shows MyCAA Is Linked With Higher Earnings Among MilSpouses
This report examines characteristics associated with MyCAA Scholarship application and use, scholarship plan completion, spouse employment and earnings, and service continuation of personnel married to MyCAA-eligible spouses
SECO and MSEP 101: Made for Military Spouse Employment
If you're a military spouse looking for employment, meet two programs made exclusively for you — to get you career-ready and find a great job.
Postsecondary Education Complaint System
If you or your family member receives tuition assistance or is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Scholarship recipient, you are encouraged to submit feedback here.
How to Use the Military Tuition Assistance Program
If you've thought about going to college, but didn't know if you could afford it, then the Military Tuition Assistance program may be just the benefit you need. The program is available to active duty, National Guard and Reserve Component service members.
Voluntary Education Contacts
Contact information for the Department of Defense service-specific Voluntary Education Program is provided to assist service members in contacting their respective education professionals, who can provide additional information and education support.
Financing Your Child’s College Education
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.
10 Attributes for a Successful Job Search
As a service member, you’ve already got a strong skill set to make you an asset in the workplace. Many of those same skills can be applied in finding the right job in the first place. Here are ten skills to master when searching and interviewing for a position.
Getting Ready to Re-enter the Workforce
Whether you've been out of the workforce for a short while or it's been a number of years, it can be challenging to re-enter that world.
Military Spouses: Let the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Help You Find a Job
If you need a job, particularly one that is potentially flexible and portable, look no further than the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Career Portal.
Savings Plans, Student Loans and Scholarships for Military Teens
With the many available scholarships, grants and other options for financial aid, paying for college doesn't have to be intimidating.
TA DECIDE — Make Informed Decisions About Your Education
The first step in your education plan is choosing the right school. The Department of Defense has developed the TA DECIDE tool to make it easier than ever to compare schools and programs to help you meet your education goals.
Need Money for Higher Education?
Don’t think you can afford college? Think again. In addition to military tuition assistance and Department of Veterans Affairs education programs, numerous loans and opportunities are available to help you fund the next step in your education.
Staying Connected With Your Child’s Teachers During a Deployment
No matter where you are around the country or the world, you can still support your child's education. With communication technology and strong interest, you can keep up with their grades and stay in touch with their teachers. Let your children know that school and education are important — whether you’re home or deployed.
Exploring a New Career? Start Here
It’s time to explore a new career, but what do you do first? Matching your interests, skills and goals while pursuing an occupation compatible with your mobile military life is easier than you think. Here are a few steps that will help you research and define your career path.
Preparing Young Adults for Their First Job
So, your child is getting ready to look for work. Whether he or she is still in school or just starting the search, there are plenty of resources to help military families get a leg up in the job hunt
7 Tips for Considering Telecommuting as a Military Spouse
If you are interested in working from home or alleviating the stress of daily traffic, you may want to consider telecommuting and teleworking.
Understanding Military Spouse Preference Overseas
Military spouses are given certain preferences when applying for Department of Defense civilian jobs. With the help of the Military Spouse Preference program, you can build your career as you move with the military.
Going Back to School as a Military Spouse
You’ve made the rewarding choice to go back to school. By pursuing your education goals, you can expand your job opportunities and boost your earning power.