NDSP: School Changes and Withdrawals

School Changes:

If for some reason the sponsor wishes to have their dependent change schools, a new DoDEA Form 610 must be submitted to . It is NOT necessary to complete the Part II- (To be completed by Commander) section of the form. It is also required to complete the Family Budget Planning Tool to understand your costs at the new school. 


  • The one-time fees on the Family Budget Planning Tool will be the sponsor’s responsibility and;
  • The Non-DoD Schools Program (NDSP) pays one-time fees (i.e. admission, registration, matriculation, laboratory, library, group sports class fees, required “donations”, building and maintenance fees, etc.) only once during a sponsor’s tour of duty


When a parent withdraws a dependent from a school, the sponsor must notify three offices: 

  1. The school the student is attending, 
  2. The local NDSP Liaison, and 
  3. The Non-DoD Schools Program Administrative Office at HQ DoDEA NDSP.