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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA) works to help military families overcome unique financial challenges by providing educational resources, monitoring complaints, and working with other agencies to solve problems faced by servicemembers.
Visit CFPB's website to learn more.
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE
The Military Spouse Preference (MSP) program applies to spouses of active duty military members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the U.S. Coast Guard and full-time National Guard. The program offers opportunities for spouses who desire priority consideration for competitive service positions at DOD activities in the U.S. and its territories and possessions. When a service member is relocated via a permanent change of station (PCS), the spouse is entitled to MSP for all positions in the commuting area of the new duty station; meaning, they must be selected before other best qualified candidates for the position. To be eligible, the spouse must be married to the military sponsor prior to the date of PCS orders, meet all pre-employment criteria, and meet basic qualifications for the position. LEARN MORE!
The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) provides Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible beneficiaries attending school may receive up to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level.
For more information on the Fry Scholarship, visit Fry Scholarships | Veterans Affairs (va.gov)
The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation. But that's not all!
DANTES funds CLEP exams for eligible military spouses too. Click here to learn more about MyCAA.
The Survivor and Dependents Education Assistance Program (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.
To learn more about DEA, visit Survivors’ And Dependents’ Educational Assistance | Veterans Affairs (va.gov)
Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CMGA), is a program that allows eligible students in grades kindergarten through college to connect to a live tutor online at any time (24/7/361) for one-to-one help with homework, studying, test prep and more, at no cost.
Active duty military, ROTC, Wounded Warrior, Reserve, DoD and Coast Guard service members, civilian personnel, and ALL dependent family members are eligible to use Tutor.com/military when the service member is in either active/full-time or part-time/traditional drilling status, wherever they are located.
To learn more, visit the Tutor.com website