Education for Eligible Dependents & Survivors
Dependents’ Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Note: Scholarships may be available for children of veterans attending NC schools when certain conditions are met; view more information about this program.
You must be the son, daughter, or spouse of:
- A veteran who has a permanent and total (P&T) service-connected disability rating (100% or with Individual Unemployability P&T),
- The veteran died of a service-connected disability,
- A service member listed for more than 90 days as currently Missing in Action (MIA), captured in line of duty by a hostile force, or detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.