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Question:
Can I use Army Tuition Assistance for my family members?

Answer:
The Education Provisions of Public Law 107-107 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 allowed for the transfer of educational assistance benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty) to one or more of the service member's dependents. Contact your Army Education Assistance Center for more details on the provisions and restrictions of this law.

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 Family Program Academies?

Answer:
Family Program Academies are an education and training event for Guard & Reserve family members.

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 meant by High School Senior Stabilization?

Answer:
Soldiers who have high school seniors that will graduate and wish to stabilize for that purpose must submit requests not later than 12 months prior to the beginning of the school year.

Question:
What is the High School Senior Stabilization policy?

Answer:
The High School Senior Stabilization policy applies to Soldiers who have high school seniors that will graduate and wish to remain in their current duty location for that purpose. Soldiers must submit requests not later than 12 months prior to the beginning of the school year. Army Human Resources Command is the approval authority.

Question:
What is the Spouse Education Assistance Program (SEAP)?

Answer:
The Spouse Education Assistance Program (SEAP) is a need-based education assistance program designed to provide Army spouses who physically reside with active duty Soldiers in Europe, Korea, Japan and Okinawa Commands only, with financial assistance in pursuing educational goals.

Question:
What is the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Program?

Answer:
The Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA) provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are disabled or died due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty.

Question:
What kind of educational opportunities for leadership development are there for spouses in the Army?

Answer:
The Army Family Team Building (AFTB) program offers leadership development classes that are free and available to all spouses. These classes are available in Army communities throughout the world and also online through their website at www.aftb.org. The Army Community Service organization also offers other classes that contribute to leader development such as the classes offered each year prior to the Army Family Action Plan symposium that takes place at most Army communities. Depending on your Soldier’s position, you may also be eligible to attend leadership development courses as part of the Pre-Command Course at Fort Leavenworth, KS; your Soldier’s branch pre-command school, the Sergeant Major's Academy, the Army War College, etc. Learn more about the educational opportunities available to you by visiting the Army Continuing Education Center at your nearest military community or through the other resources listed here.

Question:
What kind of scholarships are available to military family members and where can I find out about them?

Answer:
There are a number of scholarships available to military family members such as the Scholarships for Military Children Program, the MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund, community-based scholarships funded by private organizations in military communities, ROTC scholarships, scholarships offered by the different military service associations, etc. Information on many of these scholarships is available on the Internet or visit your military community’s Education Assistance center for more information.
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