A community devoted to new service members and their families

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About OCS Connect

OCS Connect is the first online portal to provide the nation’s 150,000 new service members and their parents the expert advice and resources needed to effectively plan and prepare for higher education and personal financial success as they navigate their military journey. Resources include forums, tips, and ways to connect with other members of the OCS community across the country. Created by Our Community Salutes and backed by the expertise of three of the largest education providers to military service members and veterans in the U.S. – Southern New Hampshire University, University of Maryland University College and American Public University System – OCS Connect is a dedicated and supportive resource as you undertake your most important goals.

OCS For Parents

OCS Connect provides parents of new service members with the expert advice and resources you need to help your son or daughter plan and prepare for higher education and personal financial success as they navigate their military journey. Find answers to your most important questions and connect with experts as well as other OCS parents who are experiencing the same concerns as you. Read More

OCS For New Service Members

OCS Connect is a place where new service members can get helpful tips and expert advice to help make the most of your military journey and prepare you for success, on whatever path you choose following your service. Connect and share your experiences with other OCS enlistees who know exactly what you’re going through. Read More

Respect For Our Community

OCS Connect is a free and open community for service members and their families. We ask that everyone respect each other as we respect your privacy. Please adhere to our user guidelines.