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Question:
Are there any travel benefits for my college-age child if I am serving overseas and my child is attending a college or university back in the states?

Answer:
An Education Travel allowance is paid to cover the travel to a university or college in the US from OCONUS (one round-trip per school year till age 23) for authorized individuals serving overseas (dependents authorized to accompany sponsor).

Question:
How and where can I apply for financial assistance for college?

Answer:
There are a number of sources that offer financial assistance for college, from scholarships, to Federal grants and loans, to work-study programs. The G.I. Montgomery Bill outlines education assistance benefits to military personnel and veterans. Visit the Army Education Center in your community who have counselors who can assist you with military-related resources for education assistance or you can contact the financial aid office at the college or university that you wish to attend for more options.

Question:
How do I determine the eligibility requirements for in-state tuition?

Answer:
Eligibility requirements for in-state tuition vary from state to state and are especially difficult for military spouses and family members who frequently move. The Army recognized this issue and developed an In-State Tuition website to provide information regarding eligibility of active military service members and their families for in-state college tuition rates in their home state. Visit this site at https://www.armyeducation.army.mil/InState/index.htm for more information or visit the Army Education Center in your community.

Question:
What are the principles of adult learning?

Answer:
The principles of adult learning (based on work of the author, consultant, and esteemed educator, Malcom Knowles who was a pioneer in this field) suggest that adults tend to learn best through self-discovery, when the material is personally beneficial, when they take responsibility for determining what they learn (goal-oriented), and from experience combined with feedback.

Question:
What can the School Liaison Officer (SLO) do for me?

Answer:
The School Liaison Officer (SLO) serves as a conduit of school information and is the primary point of contact for public an private school matters.

Question:
What is a GED?

Answer:
A GED stands for General Equivalency Diploma. Individuals who have not completed high school can study for and take the GED exam to get this high school equivalency diploma.

Question:
What is the Upward Mobility Program?

Answer:
The Upward Mobility Program (UMP) is a program that provides the means to allow participants to increase their capabilities to the fullest extent possible through career counseling, tuition assistance, on-the-job training, and the use of a learning center. The goals of the UMP should be tailored to meet the mission and organizational needs of the organization.

Question:
Where can I find information about the local schools in the new community where I am moving to?

Answer:
There are several things you can do to find out about the local schools at your new location. Contact your School Liaison Officer in your current military community who can provide specific assistance to you or you can visit the Standard Installation Topic Exchange Service (SITES) online which can provide you with this information and more on your new military community.

Question:
Where can I find out about continuing education courses?

Answer:
The Army Community Education Center can assist you in enrolling in continuing education courses. You can also check with local community colleges and universities as well as local Adult Education Programs that are often offered through the public school system.

Question:
Where can I obtain information and assistance on military child education issues?

Answer:
The Military Child Education Coalition is a good resource for information on issues relating to children of service members. They are an educational, non-profit, tax-exempt organization that is dedicated to forming partnerships and providing for networkin
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