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VA/DoD eBenefits is the result of a collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD). We serve Veterans, Service members, Wounded Warriors, their family members, and their authorized caregivers. Learn more about eBenefits here.
In March 2007, the President's Commission on Care for Returning Wounded Warriors (Dole/Shalala) was established by Executive Order 13426. The Commission recommended the creation of a Web portal that would provide Service Members, Veterans, their families, and authorized caregivers with a single sign-on, central access point to clinical and benefits information. VA/DoD eBenefits is the result of the Commission's recommendation.
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EDUCATION PROGRAM (HEP)(formerly College 101)
This course is designed for the Active
Duty Service member seeking to attend an institute of higher learning using military
Tuition Assistance (TA). Training covered in the HEP course: choosing a career
goal, determining an educational path to completing that goal, factors to
consider when choosing an institute of higher education, and tuition assistance
plus other forms of funding. Successful completion of this training course is
required prior to receiving TA.
The LEADERSHIP SCHOLAR PROGRAM
The Marine Corps Leadership Scholar Program (LSP) is available to help qualified Marines seeking to earn an undergraduate degree when they transition back to civilian life after separation from active duty or retirement. To be eligible to participate in the LSP, Marines must be high school graduates and possess a minimum combined score of 70 or higher on the Armed Forces Qualification Test and a General Technical score of 115 or higher. The LSP will, at times, give a waiver to these requirements. There are currently 220 campuses around the nation who participate in this program. Among the participants are: the California State University System, University of North Carolina System, Columbia, and Colgate. The requirements for admissions are determined by the individual college or university and vary by institution, but many require the SAT or ACT tests. To learn more about the LSP and if the university you want to attend is participating, visit
Marine Corps COOL (Credentialing On-Line) helps Marines find information on certifications and licenses related to their Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). Marine Corps COOL explains how Marines can meet civilian certification and license requirements and provides links to numerous resources to help get them started. Most certification exams related to a service member's MOS are funded by HQMC. For more information, visit https://www.cool.navy.mil/usmc/
The Joint Services Transcript (JST( is an academically accepted document approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) to validate a service member's military occupational experience and training along with the corresponding ACE college credit recommendations. It is at your school's discretion to apply JST credits toward a degree or program. For more information, visit https://jst.doded.mil
For information on ordering your JST, click here: Order JST Transcript
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