Military Spouses of Strength is a national nonprofit organization with a mission

to improve the health and overall wellness within the military community.


- In-depth guides for military affiliated students, which includes assistance for paying for school, using military benefits, and more!
Department of Education

Military OneSource

DOD Voluntary Education Fact Sheet
Council of Higher Education Accreditation 

  • Database of Institutions and Programs Accredited by Recognized United States Accrediting Organizations

Where to get started:

1. What do you want to study? What is your goal?

2. Are you interested in attending online or brick & mortar?

3. Review the list of 1900 Service Members Opportunity College (SOC) schools

4. Check that the schools you are interested in have proper accreditation

      Where to look:
         Department of Education
         Council of Higher Education Accreditation

5. Meet with an advisor to create a successful academic plan

6. Determine if your life commitments allow for a full time schedule vs. half time schedule

     Even though you may have openings in your day at the time of registration for a full time
     schedule, look at forecasted events.

      Questions to ask yourself:
          a. Will your service member be deploying?
          b. Will your children have activities that require extra time?
          c. Will you be moving?
          d. Will you need to work throughout the semester?

7. Explore the various funding options
Annually, spouses' clubs, branch aid societies, and private organizations  offer scholarships for spouses. Check out our funding page for funding opportunities.

8. Fill out your FAFSA through the Department of Education

9. Evaluate if you have prior learning that can count for credit. Some states have begun passing legislation to give veterans and spouses credit for military training and prior experience.   

Getting Started: Download Checklist

Congratulations! You have decided you want to start school or continue on your education path. With the vast amount of resources and information, it is important that you research your options so that you can find the best school for your needs.

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