Schools Have One Month to Sign DoD VolEd MOU

A Defense Department official recently offered a status report on the DoD’ s Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding.

Institutions of higher learning that wish to participate in the DoD Voluntary Education system and receive Military Tuition Assistance are required to sign the MOU. In December the Department of Defense granted a 90-day extension, from December 30, 2011, to March 30, 2012 for institutions to sign the DoD Tuition Assistance Program Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Until recently, the DoD had not made it clear that they were also using the deadline extension to make some changes to the language of the MOU. The changes are said to address the issues some institutions of higher education found concerning — most deal with areas of school sovereignty and flexibility.

In addition, DoD is working to address the concerns surfaced by the Senate and Veterans Service Organizations.

Read the full story on the Military Education Blog.

About the Author

Terry Howell
Before becoming the Managing Editor for, Terry served 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate and aircrewman. In his final role in the Coast Guard, Terry served as a Career Development Advisor, where he provided career, finance, education, and benefits counseling to servicemembers and their families. Since retiring from the Coast Guard, Terry has authored the book, The Military Advantage, managed the content for TurboTap, the DoD's online transition program and VAforVets, the VA's transition assistance website. Terry earned both his Bachelor's and MBA at Corban University using Military Tuition Assistance and his GI Bill benefits to help cover the cost.
  • John M

    You vcan be sure thisa will do nothing for Vietnam vets, just like the lastest bill on a one year ed benifits for those under 60. That leaves out most of us who were fighting around TET.

  • Herman Hill

    The VA and DOD did a job on me as they still owe me 45 months of GI bill entitlements. I pursued my bachelors and MBA without a dime from them except tuition assistance when I was active duty! I still resent the VA declining my claim for educational bennies, as I submitted everything I could to prove I had them coming. I totally resent the outcome.

    • Herman Hill,

      Why didn’t you go about it the right way?????