Air Force Aid Society


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Education Support – Higher Education is a key to advancement and future success. Dependent children and spouses of active duty and retired Airmen can work toward their dreams of a college degree with AFAS education grants, scholarships and loans.

Spouse Employment Program

This program provides entry-level job training to active duty Air Force spouses with a goal to help them secure immediate, viable employment. Community Readiness Consultants at individual Airman & Family Readiness Centers work with local community colleges to tailor training that matches requirements of local employers interested in hiring military spouses. AFAS pays for tuition, instructor fees, and course materials for spouse participants.

AFAS Merit Scholarship – AFAS Merit Scholarship

AFAS awards a number of merit-based scholarships as a complement to the needs-based support allocated through the hallmark Arnold Education Grant program. Scholars who are being considered for the Arnold Education Grant may also be evaluated on academic merit and considered separately for an AFAS Merit Scholarship.

Gen. Hap Arnold education Grant

This program is the centerpiece of the Society’s education support initiatives, awarding competitive education grants to eligible Air Force dependents based on family financial need

AFAS Supplemental Education Loan

link to Federal Employment education & Assistance Fund – This no interest loan program – also offered as a complement to the main Arnold Education Grant – is designed to help Air Force families with those incidental college expenses. Scholars who are being considered for the Arnold Education Grant may have the opportunity to secure a Supplemental Education Loan.

Other Resources

Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund – The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) is the only independent, nonprofit 501c3 organization devoted solely to providing emergency financial assistance and scholarships to our dedicated civilian federal and postal public servants and their families. FEEA also has a for-profit subsidiary, FEEA Childcare Services, which administers childcare subsidy programs on behalf of a number of federal agencies.

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