Servicemembers Opportunities Colleges Consortium
All military student populations have basic rights to satisfactory college marketing, admissions, and student services practices including the right to:
- Accurate information about a school's programs, requirements, accreditation, and its potential impact on course transferability.
- Access basic college/university information and fees without disclosure of student personal information.
- Educational planning and career guidance without high-pressure registration and enrollment efforts from institutions.
- A clear and complete explanation of course/program enrollment procedures and all resulting financial obligations.
- Explore, without coercion, all financial aid options before signing up for student loans or other financial assistance.
- Accurate scholarship information, free of misleading ‘scholarship' offers based on military tuition assistance.
- Appropriate academic screening and course placement based on student readiness.
- Appropriate, accessible academic and student support services.
- Clearly defined institutional "drop/add" and withdrawal policies and procedures including information about the impact of military duties (e.g., mobilization, activation, temporary duty assignments) on their academic standing and financial responsibilities.
- Clearly defined grievance/appeals processes.
Official Web Sites for information on Voluntary Education
- Army Continuing Education System www.hrc.army.mil/site/education/
- Army National Guard Education Support Center www.virtualarmory.com/education/
- Coast Guard Voluntary Education www.uscg.mil/hq/cgi/
- Marine Corps Lifelong Learning www.usmc-mccs.org/education/
- Navy College Program www.navycollege.navy.mil/
- U.S. Reserve Forces www.voled.doded.mil/voled_web/services/rcvoled/rcvoledindex.htm