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Military Dependents at FSU

Military dependents are the spouse(s), children, and possibly other familial relationship categories of a sponsoring military member for purposes of pay as well as special benefits, privileges and rights.



A national program of the American Council on Education, supported by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACP is designed to help adults finish what they started-a two-or four-year degree, or a post-secondary certificate.

VA Benefits Available 

Chapter 33 TOE - Post 9/11 GI Bill Transfer of Entitlement

The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Servicemembers to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children. The option to transfer is open to any member of the armed forces active duty or Selected Reserve, officer or enlisted who is eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and meets the criteria.  

Click here for the criteria information.  

Transfer Process. While in the armed forces, transferors use the Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) website to designate, modify, and revoke a Transfer of Entitlement (TOE) request. After leaving the armed forces, transferors may provide a future effective date for use of TOE, modify the number of months transferred, or revoke entitlement transferred by submitting a written request to VA.

TEB Website                                                                                     

VA Form 22-1990e- to be completed by dependent after TOE request is approved 

Chapter 35- Survivors and Dependents Assistance

There are two main GI Bill programs offering education assistance to survivors and dependents of Veterans:

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) 

The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Program 


The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. Spouses may use their My Career Advancement Account Scholarship funds at any academic institution approved for participation in the scholarship.

Click here for the MyCAA fact sheet to see who is eligible and other important information regarding the program.  

My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Certification Programs offered at FSU: click here

Dependent Scholarships

North Carolina Scholarships- Scholarships in appreciation for the service and sacrifices of North Carolina's war veterans, a four-year scholarship program at approved schools in North Carolina has been established for the qualifying natural or adopted (before age 15) children of certain class categories of deceased, disabled, combat or POW/MIA veterans. 

Other Scholarships - A variety of scholarships are available to veterans and their spouses and families.  Visit the individual websites for more information on the various scholarships, complete eligibility requirements, and deadlines

ThanksUSA - Scholarship for dependent child, age 24 and under or be a spouse of U.S. military personnel.   

AFCEA Educational Fund - Provides $2,000 to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree while employed in the science or technology disciplines directly related to the mission of AFCEA.          

Support for Dependents

 FSU Student Veterans Association - By joining the FSU SVA, you will not only enjoy the fellowship offered by your typical university club, but you will also have a wealth of resources available to help you as a student. Join today and gather the tools you need for a bright future as you rejoin the workforce as an expert in your field of study. This organization is open to VETERANS, SERVICE MEMBERS, SPOUSES, and CHILDREN.

Support Military Spouses - To applaud the brave military wives and husbands who shoulder responsibilities of family, employment, finances, wounded warrior care, and the honoring of fallen heroes.  SMS' mission is achieved through patriotic volunteers, committed partners, and programs that educate and show appreciation for the sacrifice, patriotism and selflessness of military spouses.


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