Helpful links to Department of Defense, Department of Education and Consumer Finance Protection Bureau tools:
Tuition Assistance (branch websites)
Service members that decide to use Tuition Assistance must obtain approval from their Educational Service Officer (ESO) or counselor within their Military Service prior to enrolling.
Tuition Assistance (TA) Decide
Welcome to the new Department of Defense TA DECIDE. This dynamic information and comparison tool is designed specifically to aid participants of DoD's Tuition Assistance (TA) program in making informed choices on schools and education programs. The TA DECIDE engine is fueled by more than 10 recognized and trusted data sources from across the departments of Defense, Education and Veterans Affairs. It provides a first of its kind experience, uniquely tailored to the needs of the TA participant. We hope TA DECIDE provides you with high value, actionable information on educational costs and outcomes to compare educational institutions that you may be considering. While this website was designed for the individual user, your Service's education counselor can also be your partner in this process.
Find the college that’s the best fit for you! The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard has the most reliable data on college costs, graduation and post-college earnings.
College Navigator - National Center for Education Statisics
College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors and others get information about over 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the United States – such as programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, aid available, degrees awarded, campus safety and accreditation.
Paying for College
It’s more important than ever for students and former students to make smart decisions about financing their college education. Whether you’re attending college soon, are a current student or already have student loans we’ve put together some tools and resources to help you make the best decisions for you.