Veterans and Military Families

Veterans and Military Families

Secretary Miguel Cardona

"Our military-connected students are resilient and know how to grow and thrive in new school environments. To do so, they need the tools and resources that we, as education leaders, must provide to support them in these new environments."

— Secretary Miguel Cardona

Secretary's letter regarding military-connected students and families (MIC3)

Joining Forces: Taking Action to Serve America's Families

Joining Forces: Taking Action to Serve America's Families is a national initiative that mobilizes all sectors of society to give our Service Members and their Families all the opportunities and support they have earned.

8 Keys to Veterans' Success

The "8 Keys to Veterans' Success" (8 Keys) are a voluntary initiative through the Departments of Education and Veterans Affairs. They highlight specific ways that colleges and universities can support veterans as they pursue their education and employment goals.

To join with the colleges and universities that are committed to the 8 Keys, to learn more about this initiative, and to electronically upload an affirmation letter from your president/chancellor, please visit the 8 Keys to Veterans' Success registration site. By affirming support for the 8 Keys, your institution is expressing its commitment to implement the promising practices outlined in them. To view the list of 8 Keys to Veterans' Success Sites, click here. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or at 202-453-6392.

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