Military Dependent Education Benefits


Chapter 35 Dependent Education Assistance Program (DEA)

The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

Visit your local Parish Veteran Service Office to apply for the benefit.

For additional information: https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/survivordependentassistance.aspWill open new browser window or tab


Louisiana State Education Benefits – Title 29 Exemption

The State of Louisiana offers a Tuition Waiver for members of the Louisiana National Guard that covers your tuition only in any public Louisiana college. The State Tuition Exemption Manager sends a current list of eligible guardsmen every semester to BPCC of who is entitled to use the waiver.

Please check with the staff in H-411 or the Business Office to see if your name appears on the list so it can be applied to your account.

If your name does not appear on the current list, please contact the New Orleans office at 504-278-8304 to determine your eligibility for the waiver.

Louisiana offers education assistance to surviving spouses of deceased Veterans as well as children of Veterans rated with 90% or more service-connected disability and children of Veterans rated with 100% service-connected disability due to unemployability. Student must turn in the original certificate from the state to the Veteran Educational Services Office. Student must maintain a full time schedule and a minimum 2.0 GPA to utilize the benefit. Visit your Parish Veteran Service Office to apply for the benefit.

For additional information: https://www.vetaffairs.la.gov/benefit/louisiana-title-29-dependents-educational-assistance/Will open new browser window or tab


MyCAA Spouse Grant

MyCAA pays for tuition costs for education and training courses and examinations leading to a recognized license, certificate, certification or Associate’s degree with a specified concentration or major. Certificates may contain post-graduate courses. The concentration or major for the Associate’s degree cannot be in General Studies, Liberal Arts or Interdisciplinary Studies unless there is a specific concentration such as General Studies – Nursing, or General Studies – Teaching. The license, certificate/certification and Associate’s degree must be obtained from a MyCAA approved accredited college, university, or technical school in the United States or approved testing organization that expands employment or portable career opportunities for military spouses.

For additional information: https://www.military.com/education/money-for-school/military-spouse-career-advancement-accounts-financial-aid.htmlWill open new browser window or tab

Please contact Academic Advising at 678-6489 to schedule an appointment with a MyCAA advisor to complete a MyCAA packet.

Peggy Fuller at pfuller@bpcc.edu