Department of Defense Education Activity

Educational Travel Allowance

Educational Travel may be authorized for the dependents of employees who are eligible for a living quarters allowance. This allowance permits one round trip annually between a school attended in the U.S. and the foreign post of assignment for dependents of employee who are under age 23 and attending college or a university on a full-time basis. This benefit is primarily intended to reunite a full-time student attending undergraduate college, technical or vocational school with the employee/parent serving the U.S. government in the foreign area. Requests for educational travel are submitted through the Travel Order Processing System.

For further information on the education travel allowance, go to Section 280 of the DSSR.