COVID-19 Impact on Tuition Payments for Eligible Dependents of the NDSP
COVID 19 Educational Resources for Sponsors and Students
COVID-19 has significantly disrupted the education cycle for a large number of NDSP students. The pandemic came quickly, seemingly out of nowhere. While we still do not know how long we will have to contend with the illness or its consequences—especially as related to education, we are providing links to resources that can assist you with remaining prepared in to deal with current circumstances and in the event of future evacuations, school closures, etc.
In addition to eligible dependents located at the overseas duty station, the NDSP has been given a special authorization to allow payments for those eligible dependents who are on authorized departure from the overseas location when the following provisions are met:
- The DoD-sponsor is at the overseas duty station and the school-aged dependent cannot travel to the duty station because of COVID-19 implications; and o the school-aged dependent was enrolled in the Non-DoD Schools Program for the SY 2019-20 but is in the safe-haven location due to authorized/ordered departure status; and o the family intends for the dependent to return to the duty station as soon as they are authorized to do so; and o the student enrolls at the overseas school; and o the overseas school will provide online schooling as of the start of the school year.
The DoD sponsor has the choice to enroll their dependent in a publically funded school in the safe haven location. However, if the dependent is re-enrolled in the overseas school, then the sponsor will be required to sign a repayment agreement prior to the NDSP payment.
Sponsors may upload their signed agreement with tuition invoice to their sponsor portal or email to the NDSP Administration box at NDSP.Administration@dodea.edu . They may also email NDSP Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have specific questions, please contact us by emailing at NDSP.Management.dodea.edu or reach out to your regional education specialists at:
COVID 19 Updates for Our Military-Connected Community