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TA DECIDE is a college comparison tool to help military students with selecting the right school for your needs.
TA DECIDE allows you to research and compare all the schools that have signed a DoD VolEd Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (DoD MOU).

Why is that important? Well, only schools that have completed a rigorous screening process and have been accepted into the DoD MOU program* are allowed to accept your tuition assistance (TA) benefits. There are currently more than 2,500 partnership schools at more than 9,600 locations for you to choose from. TA DECIDE can help you make informed decisions on schools and programs to meet your college and career goals. 
CLICK HERE to start comparing a few schools.

*If you are an academic institution that would like to learn how to become a DoD MOU school, click here
Program Eligibility
TA DECIDE is the official source for research and comparison of DoD MOU partnership schools for all actively serving members in all Military Services, including the National Guard, Reserve components, and the U.S. Coast Guard. 
Ask Yourself...
When choosing a school, consider the following questions:
  • Has the institution signed the DoD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (DoD MOU) to be eligible for Tuition Assistance (TA) funding?
  • What policies are in place if your education is disrupted due to military needs?
  • Will a degree from this school help you reach your education and career goals?
  • Is the school accredited?
  • Can the tuition costs be covered with your TA benefits?
  • Will the college credit you earn at this school transfer to other schools?
  • Does this school grant college credit for your military experience?
  • How well are other military students doing at this school?
Click here for a current listing of participating DoDMOU institutions.
Student Benefits
Military students benefit from:
  • 24/7 access and available to the public
  • 2,500+ schools vetted by DoD to ensure quality and value
  • 100% of schools are eligible for military TA
  • Easy online access for student convenience
  • Self-paced or education counselor-guided school information
  • Trusted data to support the decision making process
  • Thousands of schools to choose from and compare to make the right decision
Contact a Counselor
We recommend that you speak with a Services' Education Counselor when making school decisions. They will have the answers to your questions and will work with you to determine the best path to follow based on your personal goals for the future. 
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