Institutions of Higher Education
The Department of Defense (DoD) chose to end the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) program. The DoD explained that the vast majority of all service members using military education benefits are either involved in online or hybrid learning programs. The use of primarily online programs reduced the obstacles faced by transferring courses between programs that were location-bound. The DoD transitioned to the Voluntary Education Program. Military Friendly Colleges - There is no hard definition of what constitutes a “military friendly college”, but the attributes relate to the accommodations afford to military/veteran students.