Lesson 1 Summary

Key Points:

  • The Non-DoD Schools Program assists military families living abroad in places without high quality instruction in the local community or a DoDEA school.
  • Eligibility to attend a non-DoD school at the Federal Government’s expense is limited to command-sponsored dependents assigned to overseas areas where no DoDEA school is available within the commuting area.
  • Approval for the enrollment of an eligible minor dependent of a DoD sponsor must be obtained from the DoDEA Non-DoD Schools Program office prior to enrolling a child in a non-DoD school abroad.
  • The reimbursement rates for overseas schools and supplemental services are intended to cover those expenses that would otherwise be covered by U.S. public schools.

Looking Forward: Learn about how to enroll in the Non-DoD Schools Program and who to contact.