The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel Readiness provides overall policy guidelines for voluntary education programs in the Department of Defense. These responsibilities are accomplished through the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy and the Chief of Continuing Education in the Educational Opportunities Directorate.
Application for DoD MOU
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 DoD Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)) and educational institutions. 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 https://www.dodmou.com.
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Dr. Jonathan Woods, Deputy Chief, DoD Voluntary Education, provided a DoD Voluntary Educaton Institutional Compliance Program (ICP) brief at the Council of College of Military Educators (CCME) Professional Development Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
Ms. Dawn Bilodeau, Chief, DoD Voluntary Education, provided a DoD Voluntary Education Program Update at the 2017 Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) Professional Development Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
The Department of Defense Branding and Trademark Licensing Program Office, in collaboration with the Military Service Trademark Licensing Offices and the DoD Voluntary Education program, developed and published a new guide related to the use of official seals and other protected logos, insignia and marks of the DoD and Military Services. View the guide.
A message was sent to all partner schools to ensure awareness of requirements concerning the use of DoD Seals. Any partner schools currently using DoD Seals should make any necessary corrections. Schools not currently using DoD Seals should consider this information advisory in nature.
The Department of Defense announces the launch of the Postsecondary Education Complaint System (PECS) which will provide a centralized online reporting system for service members and their families to use in reporting problems with education institutions.
The Department of Defense Voluntary Education program shapes quality educational experiences that enrich, foster, and develop the lives of service members. This video provides an introduction to the Voluntary Education vision, mission, and role in supporting military students.
The Department of Defense announces the launch of the Postsecondary Education Complaint System which will provide a centralized online reporting system for service members and their families to use in reporting problems with education institutions. Agency partners including the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Education are also launching online feedback tools providing a centralized system for veterans, service members and eligible family members to file student complaints. Military-connected students using Tuition Assistance (TA) or Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Scholarships can submit feedback at: https://pecs.militaryonesource.mil/pecs/dodpecs.aspx. Once a complaint is received, agency staff will contact both the student submitting the complaint as well as the referenced school, working with both parties to fully understand the issue raised and seek resolution. Similarly, feedback by GI Bill recipients can be submitted at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/feedback.asp and feedback by federal financial aid recipients can be sent to Compliancecomplaints@ed.gov. For more information, view the attached letters issued to Military Students (TA & MyCAA) and DoD MOU Partner Institutions.
The purpose of the 2015 – 2020 Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education (VolEd) Strategic Plan is to ensure that DoD VolEd continues to shape quality educational experiences for service members. Education is fundamental to the success of the Armed Forces and plays a critical role in the recruitment of high-performing talent, the preparedness of service members for 21st century warfare, and ensuring successful service member transitions to civilian life where they become active and engaged citizens.
A message was sent to all partner schools to ensure awareness of the new guide related to the use of official seals and other protected logos, insignia and marks of the DoD and Military Services. This guide was developed and recently published by the Department of Defense Branding and Trademark Licensing Program Office, in collaboration with the Military Service Trademark Licensing Offices and the DoD Voluntary Education program.
The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) application system will soon be upgraded with a new tool that automates and streamlines the upload of program and associated tuition rate and fee information (initial launch October 1, 2015). Attached: Emails that were sent to the educational institutions with existing and pending DoD MOU applications.
Effective July 7, 2014, Change 3 to the Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1322.25, "Voluntary Education Programs" was issued. This revision includes an appendix containing the DoD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DoD Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)) and educational institutions.
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DoD MOU Privacy Act Statement
Privacy Act of 1974
AUTHORITY: Executive Order 13607
SYSTEM OF RECORD NOTICE: Click here to open the SORN.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: To verify educational institution information provided is accurate and meets the DoDI 1322.25 eligibility requirements to participate in the military tuition assistance program.
ROUTINE USE: The information collected may be released to Service education portals, Service members, government education counselors, and institutions (colleges, universities, training schools, or organizations) that may be interested in the military tuition assistance program.
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary. However, failure to provide the requested information may result in a delay of processing and/or eligibility approval to participate in the military tuition assistance program.
CERTIFICATION: I agree with the terms of the Privacy Act Statement and hereby certify that all information provided is true, accurate, and in accordance with DoDI 1322.25 requirements.
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