Military Family Status

Military Family Status
The Department of Education collects information about the military family status of students. This information is used by the Department of Education to determine whether students are covered by the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children ( The Compact, which Massachusetts joined in May 2013 as part of the VALOR Act, aims to make the transition easier for mobile children in military families in areas such as enrollment, assessment, graduation etc.
Military Families are defined as:
*Full-time active duty members in the uniformed service of the United States, including members of the National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders pursuant to 10 U.S.C. Section 1209 and 1211
*Members or veterans of the uniformed services who are severely injured and medically discharged or retired for a period of one year after medical discharge or retirement.
*Members of the uniformed services who die on active duty or as a result of injuries sustained on active duty for a period of one year after death.
Families who wish to declare Military Status can do by using the Data Verification Form in Aspen or by contacting the student's house office.