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Dyess Education Center
217 5th Street
Dyess AFB, TX 79607
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
If you’ve ever considered taking your education a step further, you should look to your installation for more information and assistance. They can help you decide if receiving an advanced degree is right for you, tell you which local colleges and classes are offered and find out if you’re eligible for tuition assistance. The Voluntary Education Center, or Installation Education Center, is available to help you put together a plan to advance your education.
Military spouses can also choose to engage with an education and career coach through the DoD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO. These coaches can assist them in exploring multiple tools, resources and information to reach their educational goals. To contact a career coach call 800-342-9647 or visit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil.
Our counselors can help you find the right path to meet your education goals. We have two schools represented on base. McMurry University is a private local university offering general education courses and Liberal Arts degrees on base, in town, and online. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers on base classes leading to certifications, bachelor degrees, and master degrees in aeronautic fields; all coursework is also available online.
Texas State Technical College-West Texas and Cisco College-Abilene Extension both offer a number of certifications and associate degree programs in town. Abilene is also home to two other private universities: Abilene Christian University, and Hardin-Simmons University, as well as a Texas Tech University Health Science Center satellite campus. The Education Center staff stands ready to assist you so don’t hesitate to stop by, call, or email us. Welcome to Abilene and Dyess Air Force Base!
The Base Education Center is the focal point on Dyess AFB for all postsecondary education information. The Education Center staff can assist with obtaining your Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) degree or other voluntary associates/bachelors/masters degrees. You can also get support for other programs such as Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online (AF COOL) and the DoD Skillbridge Program for transitioning service members and military spouses. Walk-in hours are M - F 0730-1600; we are closed on training days, family/goal days, and holidays. Appointments are available by contacting us at 7FSS.email@example.com . You are welcome to peruse our web page: https://dyessfss.com/education/ which directly links to our Facebook page.
Air Force Tuition Assistance is available to active duty service members for CCAF or other AA/AS degrees, bachelors, and masters degrees. You may also want to check out spouse scholarship opportunities offered through MyCAA, Air Force Aid Society, and other agencies.
The Education Center houses a National Testing Center (which is currently located on the McMurry University Campus) where military members and DoD civilians may take CLEP and DSST exams to earn college credit. Up to 30 semester hours of test credit from CLEP and DSST exams may be applied toward completion of a CCAF Degree. For a fee, veterans, retirees, and dependents may take exams on a space available basis.