DoD MOU College Comparison Tool (TA DECIDE)

Get Help Choosing the Right School

Program Overview

Schools offer a variety of learning formats which can make selecting the right school a little overwhelming. TA DECIDE is a college comparison tool to help with selecting the right school for your needs. TA DECIDE allows you to research and compare all the schools that have signed a DoD VolEd Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (DoD MOU). Only schools that have completed a rigorous screening process and have been accepted into the DoD MOU program are allowed to accept your tuition assistance benefits. There are more than 2,800 partnership schools at over 12,000 locations to choose from. TA DECIDE can help in making informed decisions on schools and programs to meet your goals.

Student Benefits

Military students benefit from:

  • 2,800+ schools vetted by DoD to ensure quality and value
  • 100% of schools are eligible for military tuition assistance
  • Easy online access for student convenience
  • Self-paced or education counselor-guided school information
  • Plethora of trusted data to support the decision making process
  • Thousands of schools to choose from and compare to make the right decision

Program Eligibility

TA DECIDE can be accessed 24/7 and is available to the general public. TA DECIDE is the official source for research and comparison of DoD MOU partnership schools for active duty, Reserve, and National Guard Service members.

Support Resources

Things to Consider When Choosing a School

When choosing a school, consider the following questions:

  • Has the institution signed the DoD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (DoD MOU) to be eligible for Tuition Assistance (TA) funding?
  • What policies are in place if your education is disrupted due to military needs?
  • Will a degree from this school help you reach your education and career goals?
  • Is the school accredited?
  • Can the tuition costs be covered with your TA benefits?
  • Will the college credit you earn at this school transfer to other schools?
  • Does this school grant college credit for your military experience?
  • How well are other military students doing at this school?

For a current listing of participating DoD MOU institutions visit

Choosing A School

Need Help?

DANTES Support:

DoD MOU Program Manager
PH: 850.452.1977