The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and managing prekindergarten through 12th grade educational programs on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD). The Military Interstate Compact will ensure that the children of military families are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children and are not penalized or delayed in achieving their educational goals. For more information contact Christine Nobbe at (573) 751-7754.
The Missouri Returning Heroes Act provides reduced tuition for certain combat veterans attending public institutions of higher education.
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Check your current Post - 9/11 GI Bill Enrollment Status and Eligibility
If you have a service-connected disability that makes it difficult for you to work in your previous profession, VA offers counseling, training, education, job placement, and other services to help you launch a new career.
Resources with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, job seeking skills, business start up and independent living services.
The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Missouri SAA is responsible for approving GI Bill programs in Missouri for veterans and other eligible individuals.
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The Missouri State Tuition Assistance Program is available to Soldiers and Airmen of the Missouri National Guard (MONG) meeting the current Missouri State eligibility requirements outlined in 11 CSR 10-3.015.
KU Veterans Upward Bound
Offers free supportive services to ensure that Veterans have the motivation and skills necessary to enter and graduate from a post-secondary institution. Upward Bound is a TRIO Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education serving Veterans in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area including Leavenworth and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas, and Jackson, Cass, and Clay Counties in Missouri. For more information contact Lisa Schley at (913) 321-5512 or