How Well Do You Know TAPS Education Support Services?

Author: TAPS


Busting Common Myths

Myth: TAPS Education Support Services is just for surviving children.

Myth Busted: We absolutely support surviving children entering college, but that isn’t all we do! Education Support Services serves surviving family members of any age or relationship to the fallen.

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Myth: TAPS Education Support Services is just for college-bound students.

Myth Busted:  We know that career goals are not one-size-fits-all. So, we support surviving students with all post-secondary goals, whether a two-year degree, four-year degree, graduate degree, or a certificate or license from a trade or technical school. Based on the student’s goals, we can help every step of the way — from prep and school selection to applying and affording. 

In some cases, we can even help identify financial aid for K-12 expenses, like tutoring, technology costs, or private school tuition.

Myth: TAPS Education Support Services can ’t help with federal education benefits.

Myth Busted: Navigating Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits along with Department of Education grants can seem overwhelming, especially if you are new to your grief. We can help you simplify the financial aid and benefit puzzle, help you manage application deadlines, and help minimize the stress of this exciting step forward. No question is too big or too small for our team. 

Myth: TAPS Education Support Services isn’t for me.

Myth Busted:If you are reading this and you have lost a loved one in the military, then TAPS Education Support Services can help you with your education goals or the goals of a surviving child in your life. You might not be eligible for everything, but everyone is eligible for something.

If you have an education-related concern or question, let TAPS Education Support Services help. Email, call 800-959-TAPS (8277), or visit TAPS Education Support Services to learn more.

TAPS College Experience

Let TAPS Education Support Services Help

  • College prep guidance — SAT/ACT practice resources, essays, applications, and exams
  • Online education portal that simplifies identifying applicable benefits and resources
  • Assistance with federal education benefits, state tuition waivers, and private scholarships
  • Education Care Packages for graduating high school seniors, which include a personalized resource report for each connected student

Incoming and current college freshmen, apply for your own Education Care Package