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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

Education Resources

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Many veterans have earned education benefits available through the G.I. Bill.

From college to tech school and job training programs, pursuing an education is a tremendous growth opportunity.

Education Services and Resources Near You


Women Veterans Call Center

Calling All Women Who Served in the United States Military! Do you know your Veteran status?  Do you have a…(more)


Center for Women Veterans (CWV)

Women are one of the fastest growing subgroup of Veterans, and we are signing up for VA health care and…(more)

National Veterans Foundation

Women Veterans Resources/National Veterans Foundation

Our Women Veteran Resources program connects women veterans with appropriate resources to help them transition to civilian life after leaving…(more)

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Peninsula Fine Arts Center: Healing Arts Program for Veterans

Healing Arts program at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center enables active-duty soldiers, veterans, and their families to address the emotional…(more)

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Liberty Source

Liberty Source is dedicated to launching and sustaining the careers of members of the military community with a focus on…(more)


Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

PURPOSE AND PHILOSOPHY The Society provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of…(more)

Current and former military servicemembers and their spouses are eligible for millions of dollars in education-related financial aid every year.…(more)


Human Hug Project

Founded by Marine Veterans Ian Michael and Gino Greganti, the Human Hug Project wants to visit every VA medical center…(more)



Vetshouse, Inc. is a unique nonprofit organization serving homeless veterans in Hampton Roads. It is not a shelter, but a…(more)


Old Dominion University Military Connection Center

The Military Connection Center provides comprehensive support to assist military connected students in navigating the transition to academic life. 1016…(more)

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Old Dominion University Military Career Transition Program

Offers master’s degrees with initial licensure through the Department of Teaching and Learning at Old Dominion University. (757) 683-3348

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Valor Run

Valor Run, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2014. Our mission is to unite communities through running events…(more)

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2016 Guide to Veterans Education Benefits-Best Schools

Continuing your education and career after military service can be an intimidating prospect. Choosing a school and getting all of…(more)

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Hampton Roads Veterans Writing Group

The Hampton Roads Veterans Writing Group is a cost-free writing group for service members, veterans, and military family members of…(more)


Skills Online

Trying to figure out how your military skills translate to civilian jobs?  SkillsOnline can help.  Just answer a few questions…(more)

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Habitat for Heroes

A new program to assist veterans and families of the fallen in Hampton Roads and around the country. Provides access…(more)

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Community Blueprint

Community Blueprint is a set of tools and practices that provide a framework for communities to produce positive, measurable outcomes…(more)

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Benefits.Gov (formerly provides citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Their mission is to reduce…(more)

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Helps students from elementary to advance in more than 16 subjects.

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Military One Source

A confidential Department of Defense-funded program that provides comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost. Information…(more)

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National Resource Directory

Provides information and access to services and resources for wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, their families, and those…(more)

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Fleet and Family Support Centers of Hampton Roads

Supports operating forces, promoting readiness through the efficient opperation of shore installations. (757) 444-2102

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Tidewater Community College – Center for Military & Veterans Education (CMVE)

CMVE offers a wide-variety of academic programs including many specialized closed-enrollment courses specifically to meet the needs of those in…(more)

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Regent University Military & Veterans Affairs

Responsible for all military recruiting, retention, and community efforts within the university. Creates a military-supportive environment where service members, veterans,…(more)

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Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)

To ensure inclusive, quality educational experiences for all military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.  

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Department of Defense Education Agency (DoDEA)

DoDEA is a worldwide education system that educates students in grades PK–12, offering a wide range of programs and supports…(more)

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Old Dominion University TEAMS Program

Teaching, Education and Advocacy for Military-Connected Students (TEAMS) Program that helps K-12 schools support the unique needs of military-connected students…(more)

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Five Tips to Ease Adjusting to Student Life

For members of the National Guard and reserve, enrolling into higher education or a vocational program while also reintegrating into…(more)

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National Education Services and Resources

5 Tips to Ease Adjusting to Student Life

Choose a school that’s military friendly. Many schools are starting to provide resources and services geared toward veterans and members…(more)

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a School: A guide before using the GI Bill

Making informed decisions about how to use your benefits and how they can best meet your needs means doing a…(more)

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Find Your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO)

Start by connecting with your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO).

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GI Bill Comparison Tool

GI Bill: Comparison Tool

Use this tool to match college affordability and value to choose the best education program for your needs.

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Make The Connection

Make the Connection – Education Stories

Make the Connection highlights powerful stories of strength and connection as real Veterans and Service members recount their paths from…(more)

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Post 9/11 GI Bill

Learn more about the Post 9/11 GI Bill education assistance.

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Search the National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory has information about thousands of national and local programs, services and organizations, many in your community, that…(more)

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SVA – Student Veterans of America

SVA provides military veterans with resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and post-graduation.

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VA eBenefits

eBenefits is a central location for Veterans and their families to access and manage benefits and get service connected.

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Our Criteria for Selecting Resources

To ensure the highest standard of resources and organizations for veterans and their families, these criteria guide selection for inclusion on this website.

  1. Resource comes from a credible source.
  2. Resource is current and relevant.
  3. Resource is free and available at no cost to veterans and their families.
  4. Resource is commercial-free, no profit is derived from it.
  5. Resource is accessible, easy to get and easy to use; tangible and concrete.
  6. Organization or individual that created and/or is distributing the resource is nonpartisan. 501c4 organizations whose primary function is advocacy or educating about political issues or policy merit close scrutiny to determine nonpartisanship.