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United States Army
Army Education Center
239 Sheridan Avenue
Fort Myer, VA 22211-1199
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.
Several colleges have representatives at the Education Center (Rm. 215) and many offer on-post classes to service members and Family members.
Northern Virginia Community College offers over 74 different associate degrees, certificates and other training programs. Administration of justice, business administration, business management, computer science, general studies, information systems, liberal arts are just a few. For current hours of operation and more information call 703-527-5976.
Park University offers baccalaureate programs in computer science, criminal justice administration/law enforcement, management, human resources, computer information systems, and social psychology. For more information, call 703-527-5258.
Troy University offers a Masters in Business Administration and an Executive Masters in Business Administration. For more information call 703-525-3051.
Central Michigan University offers a Master of Science in Administration with concentrations in general administration, human resource administration, public administration, information resource management, Leadership, and Acquisitions Administration. For more information, phone 703-525-4971.
Old Dominion University offers a Master of Science Degree in Education with licensure for elementary, middle school, and secondary levels. Old Dominion also offers 19 online degree programs. For more information call 703-875-0110.
University of Maryland University College offers numerous degrees that allow you to study anytime, anywhere you are in the world! At UMUC, everything is designed so you can continue your education without interruption.
The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH) Education Center provides adult education opportunities and services for active duty and reserve component soldiers, adult Family members, civilian employees, and retirees. Services include educational counseling, testing, college programs, a Multi-use Learning Facility, and much more.
The JBM-HH Education Center is located in the Combined Operations Facility (COF), Building 417, located at 239 Sheridan Ave, at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Gorgas Road. We have offices on both the first and second floor. The Counseling Support Team is located in Room 216. If you are new to the building, please start there and they will get you where you need to go.
The Pentagon Army Education Center was closed in April 2008 due to Pentagon renovations. Pentagon Soldiers are now serviced by the JBM-HH Education Center. For your convenience, an Army Education Center representative will be at the Air Force Pentagon Education Center, Room 1A934, on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Hours of Operation:
Counseling Services, Room 216, 7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Monday-Friday (walk-in basis)Phone: 703-696-3178/1541/1653/1652/3070.
Testing Office, Room 116, by appointment only. Phone: 703-696-9173.
Multi-use Learning Facility, Room 112, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone: 703-696-0198.
College Representatives, Room 215, hours vary by college, please contact the respective college for more information.
Eligible Soldiers can receive tuition assistance (TA). The established semester hour cap is $250 per semester hour and each Soldier has an annual ceiling of $4,500. The Army will pay 100 percent of the tuition and authorized fees charged by a college up to the established semester hour cap and annual ceiling.
The GoArmyEd website, is the new way to request TA. GoArmyEd is a virtual gateway for Soldiers on active duty to request Tuition Assistance (TA) anytime, for classroom, distance learning, and eArmyU online college courses.
The first step in getting TA is to create a GoArmyEd Account. Simply go to the webpage and click on the yellow New User tab at the top. Once you have created your account or if you have any questions about how to create an account, come by the education center to see a counselor. A counselor can help you complete your enrollment in GoArmyEd and set up your education goals. Education counselors can also provide information on other scholarships and financial aid to include your VA education benefits.
The testing office offers Army Personnel Tests such as the Defense Language Proficiency Test, the Armed Forces Classification Test, DANTES tests, several certification exams, and college test proctoring. The testing office is located in Room 116. Testing is by appointment only. Please call 703-696-9173 for more information or to schedule a test.
The DANTES tests include tests for college credit (CLEP, DSST, and Excelsior Exams), and college entrance examination testing, certification testing and more. Soldiers can take these tests for free at the education center. Please contact an education counselor for more information.
The Basic Skills Education Program is perfect for Soldiers wanting to raise their GT score for reclassification or a commissioning program. This on-duty program, taught by an instructor, refreshes you on your reading and math skills and helps you get prepared to take the ASVAB/AFCT. Contact an education counselor for more information and the schedule of classes.
Multi-use Learning Facility (MLF):
The MLF is located in Room 112. The MLF has computers for use and an extensive library of MOS and other study materials for loan. It’s a great place to study, prepare for Army classes, and keep in touch with friends and family. The MLF is open from 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. It is open 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Fridays. If you would like more information, please call 703-696-0198.