Programs for Dependents of Veterans
Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA)
Dependents’ Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.
Transfer of Post-9/11 GI-Bill Benefits to Dependents (TEB)
As of August 1, 2009, service members enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill program can transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children. See Department of Defense TEB website (non-VA link) for more information.
Scholarship for Children of Fallen Service Members
Children of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who has died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, are eligible for the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship benefit. A child may be married or over 23 and still be eligible.
Scholarships for Dependents of Veterans
- Military Child Education Coalition Scholarships
- Scholarships for Military Children
- Military.com’s Scholarship Finder
- Dependent Children Scholarship Program
- Air Force Crossroads
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
Resources for Spouses
- Military Spouse Support Network
- Military Spouse Help
- MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) program information, policy and guidance designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers.