This section contains information specific to Academic Institutions. Find out about programs you can be a part of to serve Sailors as well as information on Tuition Assistance and hints to help answer questions from Sailors. Before you begin, be sure to read the Policy Guidelines (DoD MOU) below.
Policy Guidelines: Department of Defense (DoD) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel Readiness provides overall policy guidelines for voluntary education programs within the Department of Defense (DoD). These responsibilities are accomplished through the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, by the Chief, Continuing Education, in the Educational Opportunities Directorate.
The revision to the Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1322.25, "Voluntary Education Programs", includes an appendix containing the DoD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DoD Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD (P&R)) and educational institutions. For information about the DoD MOU and academic institution base access policies and requirements, refer to the DoD MOU and DoD Installation Access ESO Course.
DoD policy requires educational institutions that wish to participate in the DoD Tuition Assistance (TA) Program to sign an MOU conveying the commitments and agreements between the educational institution and DoD prior to an educational institution receiving funds from a service's TA program. The memorandum and a list of educational institutions that have signed can be found at the DoD MOU website.
Updated: December 11, 2020