Education Support

Education Support

Upon receipt of your eligibility e-mail notification regarding your dependent's enrollment in the NDSP, you are responsible for organizing the submission of invoices to NDSP for payment purposes. Although a number of options for the submission of invoices exist at different locations, you are ultimately responsible for submitting the invoices. See which option works best for your location. Payment of fees to a school or personal reimbursement is initiated once you have arrived at the overseas duty location. Always check with your DoD NDSP Liaison at your post location to determine if a procedure already exists regarding the submission of invoices.


Visit the NDSP Invoice Processing Office to submit your invoice to the appropriate office depending upon your location.

Please submit your requests for payment to the following NDSP mailboxes, and include the name of your country in the subject line.




Pacific: (includes PACOM)



Key Points To Remember

  1. Claims must be submitted following the government Fiscal Year (FY).
    • A fiscal year begins on 01 October and ends the following 30 September. For example, FY16 begins 01 October 2015 and ends on 30 September 2016.
    • When submitting authorized expenses through e-mail, please include the name of the country in the 'subject line'.
  2. All invoices must be in English or translated into English. Sponsors can seek translation assistance through the following ways:
  3. When completing a personal reimbursement claim, use the exchange rate on the day of service or the date the invoice was paid.
    • Personal reimbursements will be paid in dollars only using the bank information on file with the Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS).
    • If needed, use the Oanda website for the currency conversion rate.
  4. Allow 30 to 35 business days for processing purposes.
  5. Understand the following definitions:
    • Invoice - detailed list of goods or services rendered; an itemized bill.
    • Receipt- An itemized bill that has been marked as having been paid.

Additional Resources

Visit DSSR Education Allowanceto understand the Department of State Standardized Regulation (DSSR) education rate.

To learn more about authorized and unauthorized expenses, please click the following links:

  • At Post Authorized and Unauthorized Expenses
  • Away From Post Authorized and Unauthorized Expenses
  • Home Study
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