Eligibility to attend DoDEA Americas schools is outlined in Section 2164 of title 10, United States Code and Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1342.26, "Eligibility Requirements for Minor Dependents to Attend Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools." The following information summarizes the eligibility criteria.
Dependent children of military members and civilian employees of the Department of Defense occupying permanent living quarters on any military installation served by a DDESS school program.
Students are eligible to attend on a tuition-free basis if they are dependents of:
Dependent children of full-time civilian employees of non-DoD Federal agencies (whether they are or are not residing in government quarters), IF the employing agency certifies that they occupy a position that is subject by policy and practice to transfer in a territory, possession, or commonwealth AND THE EMPLOYING AGENCY AGREES to reimburse the DoD for the educational services provided.
Note: DoDEA Americas schools are not authorized to accept tuition payments from individuals.
Note: Residence in permanent living quarters on a military installation served by a DoDEA Americas school program does NOT guarantee eligibility to attend the DoDEA Americas schools. Sponsors are required to meet the criteria listed above, regardless of residence. DoDEA Americas is not authorized to enroll students whose sponsor does not meet the eligibility criteria.
See the list of documents required to determine eligibility for DoDEA Americas Schools.
The W.T. Sampson school follows the eligibility requirements of the DoDEA Europe schools overseas.