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United States Air Force
Education & Training
6 W Castle Street
Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
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.
A variety of educational services are offered for military personnel, reserve/guard personnel, DoD employees, and family members. These services include advisement, testing, tuition assistance, specialized briefings for starting college or commissioning programs and much more.
Customer Service (Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) assists with general education-related questions, establishing career and academic goals, test scheduling, tuition assistance and on-line education opportunities.
Financial Aid includes federal grant programs, scholarships, government loans, work-study programs, and more. Details and applications are available online at the Fairchild Family Readiness lists many of these resources under their "Adult Education" Tuition assistance is authorized for active duty personnel.
The following schools offer classes on base at the Education Center. These include general education as well as certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and master level programs in a wide range of disciplines.
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Spokane Falls Community College
There are also numerous other off-station schools which offer many technical and academic programs throughout the greater Spokane area.
Located on the AF Portal for CAC users is the Fairchild Education Center site. For those without CAC access, the Education Center is co-located with the Base Library at 6 W Castle St. The Education Center (Professional Development Center) can also be reached at 509-247-2348 or DSN 312-657-2348 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org